September 2020

LEAD STORY

Over the past decade, partial liberalisation of the Russian gas market has led to the emergence of a trio of competing LNG developers – Novatek, Gazprom and Rosneft. However, the two state-controlled giants are still grappling with their prospective LNG roles whilst Novatek is going 'all-in'. Market Editor Alexander Wilk reports

Also in this issue

Rigorous cost-cutting is meant to save Alaska LNG – the world’s most expensive liquefaction project. Can it? Markets Editor Anja Karl investigates

July LNG trade improved marginally on the back of higher Pacific exports to cover additional Asian demand. Meanwhile, US LNG’s enduring market retreat weighed on Atlantic performance whilst lower Qatari output hampered Middle Eastern supply performance, our Markets Editor Alexander Wilk reports

Nakilat Shipping Qatar Ltd (NSQL), established in 2012, continues to surpass the industry's average safety benchmarks. NSQL achieved a LTI-free year in 2019 for its managed and operated fleet, and recorded a 99.75 percent average reliability for its wholly owned vessels of 29 LNG vessels and 4 LPG vessels

Babcock LGE has recently claimed significant success with its patented LNG reliquefaction technology - ecoSMRT. Technical Editor Ian Cochran investigates

Last July, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) announced that it had installed a new liquid cargo simulator (LCS) at its Cyprus Maritime Training Centre (MTS)

News that Air Products had supplied Qatargas’ Ras Laffan trains with its patented AP-X® LNG process, prompted Technical Editor, Ian Cochran to ask the company for a description of the technology

Preparations for extensive LNG bunkering infrastructure in Western Australia are progressing with planning underway to support more dual-fuel vessels, Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) tells LNG Journal’s fuelling editor Malcolm Ramsay