September 2023


Thursday, 24 August 2023 08:17

Spain’s El Musel LNG commissioning entices questions

Written by AJ Kotze

The commissioning of Spain’s El Musel LNG terminal throws several questions of Spanish and European LNG policy in sharp relief, our Markets Editor Alexander Wilk writes. 

Thursday, 24 August 2023 08:14

Challenges to Vietnamese LNG expansion

Written by AJ Kotze

Vietnam sports an extensive roster of proposed LNG projects amid ambitious government policy. But regulatory challenges are likely to slow capacity growth, Markets Editor Alexander Wilk writes. 

Also in this issue

Thursday, 24 August 2023 07:47

Tough choice between LNG and ammonia

Written by AJ Kotze

As the global energy transition accelerates, gas resource holders face a tough choice: continue developing new LNG export facilities or pivot to blue ammonia. “For those seeking scale over the next 15 years, the prize is still LNG rather than blue ammonia,” Wood Mackenzie reckons – but for profitability and value, blue ammonia could prove “more attractive.” Our Markets Editor Anja Karl investigates. 

Our July data showed higher LNG output globally both month-on-month and year-on-year. Meanwhile, global net LNG demand equally picked up as temperatures intensified power generation, our Market Editor Alexander Wilk reports.

India based software solutions provider, Blue Water Services has designed an optimisation tool specifically for the carriage of LNG by sea. 

Thursday, 24 August 2023 07:25

Environmental concerns continue at all levels

Written by AJ Kotze

In July, the two largest LNG importers, South Korea’s Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) and Japan’s JERA, launched the ‘Coalition for LNG Emission Abatement towards Net Zero (CLEAN)’ initiative. 

Training is vital in any industry and at any level, none more so than in the LNGC sector of the LNG space. Technical Editor Ian Cochran reports. 

Wednesday, 23 August 2023 08:58

First ME-GA engine completes gas trials

Written by AJ Kotze

The race to market the most efficient propulsion unit for LNGCs hots up as MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) has completed gas trials at sea of its latest offering. Technical Editor Ian Cochran reports. 

LNG Journal has reproduced a paper examining the US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed requirements for methane slip detection and repair. The paper was written by law firm’s K&L Gates, David Wochner and Timothy Furdyna. 

Wednesday, 23 August 2023 07:58

Germany shifts gears with LNG transport

Written by AJ Kotze

With toll exemptions for LNG vehicles in Germany set to end by 2024, there is significant market uncertainty, but industry insiders remain optimistic about the viability of LNG in long-distance heavy-duty transport, as small logistics companies transition away from diesel. Fuelling Editor Malcolm Ramsay reports.