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Thursday, 06 July 2017

Life Clinic Group acted as coach, mentor and presenterto the Angelicoussis Group companies, including Maran Gas Management. 

Thursday, 06 July 2017

Amid a growing number of LNG importing nations, the demand for natural gas is increasing, especially from Asia.

Royal Dutch Shell's ‘Prelude’, the world’s largest FLNG, left Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea under tow at the end of last month.

The respective subsidiaries of Sempra Energy and Woodside Petroleum, Sempra LNG & Midstream and Woodside Energy (USA), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with KOGAS regarding the Port Arthur LNG liquefaction project.

Thursday, 06 July 2017

NYK and Kyushu Electric Power Co have agreed to co-operate in LNG transportation, among other services.

Freeport LNG Development (FLNG) has filed a formal application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for authorisation to site, construct and operate a fourth liquefaction train (Train 4).

Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) was due to receive its first LNG cargo under a Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) was due to receive its first LNG cargo under a long-term supply deal with US exporter Cheniere Energy this month.

The Panama Canal Authority is considering night time LNGC transits using the new larger locks by next year. 

Keppel Offshore & Marine's (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel Shipyard, is to deliver the world's first converted FLNGV in the coming weeks.

GTT has received an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to install a Mark III Flex containment system on board a newbuilding LNGC.

Wood Group has won a front end engineering design (FEED) contract from Gastrade for the Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System (INGS) offshore Greece.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Russia is about to boost its efforts to become a more significant LNG player with the startup of the Yamal LNG project. 

Delfin Midstream and Golar LNG have signed a joint agreement to develop the Delfin LNG project off the coast of Cameron Parish, Louisiana. 

Teekay confirmed this week that the 174,000 cu m ‘Pan Asia’ has successfully completed sea trials off the east coast of Shanghai in the East China sea. 

News Nudges

DSME to postpone LNGC deliveries

According to a South Korean stock exchange filing, Daewoo said it was close to postponing the deliveries of two LNGCs ordered by European interests. The vessels were originally due to be handed over by the end of this year.

Traders short listed for two import terminals

Bangladesh has short listed commodity traders Trafigura and Gunvor to arrange the installation of two FLNG import terminals in 2018. “Trafigura and Gunvor have been short listed out of 13 companies for two 200 mill cu ft per day LNG import terminals,” a director at state-run energy firm Petrobangla’s LNG division told Reuters. Petrobangla will hold talks with the companies and deals will then be finalised, he added. It was believed Bangladesh needs the terminals to be in place in 2018, the newswire said. Gunvor will use an FSRU barge provided by EXMAR, which will fit the shallow water conditions at Chittagong in southeastern Bangladesh where both terminals will be located, sources told Reuters.

GAIL takes LNGC for three years

Indian state-owned energy company GAIL is believed to be close to chartering a TOTAL operated, Teekay owned, LNGC. The charter was thought to be for three years and the vessel will be used to ship LNG from the US beginning January, 2018.