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Tellurian Inc., developer of the Driftwood LNG export project in Louisiana, has launched an open season to secure shippers for a proposed Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP), connecting the Permian…
Since the U.S. shale oil and gas revolution ended the need to import crude oil from Mexico, the trade balance shifted and U.S. energy exports have been exceeding imports from…
The first cargo to be exported from the new Cove Point liquefied natural gas export plant on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland has arrived at the UK port of Milford Haven…
Harvey Gulf International Marine, the US small-scale fleet owner and liquefied natural gas bunkering specialist, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, though the move would not affect LNG operations.
“Gemmata”, a tanker with 138,000 cbm capacity operated by Shell Shipping, has set sail from Cove Point LNG export facility in Maryland, lifting the first cargo. The tanker departed just…
American shale gas exporters are beefing up their business with Chinese gas buyers: In February 2018, Cheniere and CNPC signed two contracts for longterm LNG offtake from Sabine Pass and…
Paso Norte Pipeline Group (PNP), the developer of a new US-Mexico interconnector, has launched a 30 day open season inviting shippers to express interest in delivering natural gas from the…
Bogged down by gas shortage and high electricity prices, Australia is re-evaluating the scale and speed of its next wave of LNG export projects. Any slow-down in project development would…
US President Donald Trump has made reforms of the environmental permitting process for pipelines a key part of his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. Speeding up regulatory approvals will help fast-track…
Imposing a more stringent output cap on the Dutch Groningen field, Europe’s largest onshore gas reservoir, due to another earthquake in the area, would leave Europe dependent on importing more…
Prices for US gas flowing to the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec have risen by a third over the first nine months of 2017, pushed up by a 25%…
China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) imposed a cap on thermal coal prices imports through Qinhuangdao port at RMB750/t from 5 February. Strong demand due to colder-than-normal weather in…
Hard-nosed Chinese buyers are sniffing at the economics of US LNG supply deals, trying to find cheaper deals elsewhere.
Cheniere Pembina Pipeline Corp., the Canadian energy infrastructure company, said it was making progress with a range of natural gas projects in North America, including the Jordan Cove LNG export…

News Nudges

Malay shipping line to co-own tankers for LNG Canada

MISC Berhad, the Malaysian shipping line with an LNG fleet of more than 30 vessels, has agreed with Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsubishi Corp to co-own two new-build LNG carriers that will mainly serve the LNG Canada project. Both LNG carriers would have a capacity of 174,000 cubic metres and are currently being built by the Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. The carriers will serve Diamond Gas, an LNG marketing arm of Mitsubishi, under 18-year charter contracts.MISC's main client for charters is Petronas, a shareholder in LNG Canada along with Mitsubishi.The LNG Canada project, led by Royal Dutch Shell, has an estimated cost of C$40 billion (US$31.2 billion), making it the biggest ever energy investment in Canada. The project engineering contractors are Fluor and JGC. The first phase of the project will be built on a 400 hectares site in the industrial area of Kitimat, located about 650 kilometres north of Vancouver. It will comprise two LNG liquefaction Trains, each with 7 mtpa of output and two LNG storage tanks, each of 225,000 cubic metres capacity in addition to other facilities. The plant could be expanded at a later stage.