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November / December 2016
LNG journal November / December 2016 LEAD STORY

Emerging Asia-Pacific markets fire Australian LNG export development

China’s liquefied natural gas imports are forecast to increase by 21 percent to 32 million tonnes in 2017, with the Chinese aiming to increase the share of natural gas in the energy mix from 5 percent to 10 percent by 2020, with policy efforts directed at the electricity generation and transport sectors.

 

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Current status examined of the LNG opportunities in emerging Myanmar

A round-up of latest events, company and industry news

Experts consider their successful delivery of three Curtis Island LNG joint ventures

Nakilat advances role in ship management and in adoption of vessel technologies

Improved modularized construction methods are refined for Australian liquefaction plants

 

October 2016
LNG journal October 2016 LEAD STORY

Pavilion Energy CEO outlines LNG role for Singapore in growing market

Pavilion Energy of Singapore is planning to work with US major ExxonMobil, whose volumes come from liquefaction plants in Qatar, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, in developing LNG bunkering in the Asian city state.

 

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Lowering cost of nearshore FLNG terminals and the next generation infrastructure solutions

A round-up of latest events, company and industry news

Petronas and partners must decide now whether to build Pacific NorthWest plant

Role of LNG and associated facilities in Europe with focus on Iberian Peninsula

Spanish taking lead in Europe in offering new logistical services in LNG network

 

September 2016
LNG journal September 2016 LEAD STORY

LNG imports to Japan to decline as China and India deliveries fill gap

Australian LNG imports to Japan have remained relatively steady year-on-year, with shipments to Japanese terminals estimated to have increased by about 10 percent, though the deliveries totals may level off in the future.

 

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Floating LNG projects will be viable in long run by applying innovation

A round-up of latest events, company and industry news

European regasification usage forecasts and developments point to market improvement

Turning unitized natural gas fields into LNG with solid multi-party agreements

Development and patent progress of ZR-LNG liquefaction process from UK firm Gasconsult

 

July / August 2016
LNG journal 'July / August 2016 LEAD STORY

LNG trade will struggle to absorb supply in absence of large shutdowns

The oversupply situation in liquefied natural gas markets that emerged in 2015 is worsening in 2016 and will not substantially improve until 2019 at the earliest, according to the latest analysis by the International Energy Agency.

 

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Traders entering the LNG sphere as new players with experience of commodities

A round-up of latest events, company and industry news

Timely expansion of global LNG fleet caught up in temporary over-supply of evolving market

Europe is adapting to economic changes while regional energy market has abundant gas supply

LNG will eventually face impacts from rising shale-gas output in China amid advances

 

June 2016
LNG journal June 2016 LEAD STORY

US as LNG exporter gives forecasts for worldwide energy through 2040

A United States energy market forecast through to 2040 suggests natural gas consumption will grow by 1.9 percent per annum, backed by abundant shale-gas resources and robust production as regional pricing begins to develop in Asian markets along the lines of the Henry Hub benchmark.

 

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Potential for LNG shipments and growing pipeline exports from Iran after sanctions

A round-up of latest events, company and industry news

Nigeria LNG increases security with patrol boats amid struggles with various problems

LNG industry may need fresh approach to redrawing the market and price grids

Swedish company rethinks the operational ‘transfer interface’ for LNG fuel handling

 

May 2016
LNG journal May 2016 LEAD STORY

Asian prices and European regas are among issues evolving in LNG market

The near-term outlook for the global LNG supply and demand balance, in combination with depressed oil and gas prices, is rapidly changing market dynamics.

 

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Petronas CEO says countdown begins for deployment of first FLNG hull off Sarawak

A round-up of latest events, company and industry news

Australia finishing off CSG-to-LNG plants set to produce 8 percent of global supply

Canada looks to advance with natural gas and LNG development outlook that is more positive

Future of LNG as a ship fuel develops in line with new regulations and bunkering use

 

April 2016
LNG journal April 2016 LEAD STORY

Australian outlook to 2020 sheds light on Asia-Pacific LNG demand

The Australian government said it its latest natural gas industry report that in contrast to the very tight market conditions over the past four years, it is expected that there will be excess supply capacity in the global LNG market until at least 2020.

 

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LNG shipments head out from Gulf Coast as nation ponders shape of future market

A round-up of latest events, company and industry news

Germany maintains Cold War on LNG as it continues to rely greatly on Russian pipeline gas

Class society DNV GL updates practice on metering for new LNG bunkering facilities

UK LNG valve maker meets high demand for high-pressure management of fuel gas

 

March 2016
LNG journal March 2016 LEAD STORY

Looking at evolution of FSRU market in project development and LNG finance

The growth of the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) market has been exponential over the past decade.

 

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Opportunities exist in LNG and global gas markets even in uncertain times

A round-up of latest events, company and industry news

ExxonMobil adopts new approach for design of modularized onshore LNG export plants

Malaysian shipping executives say LNG carrier fleet is in long-term game of changing fortunes

LNG as fuel, now and in the future: How North American shipping is a main mover

 

February 2016
LNG journal February 2016 LEAD STORY

India tackles LNG pricing issues and debates future supply and investment

With domestic natural gas production falling well short of needs, India is set to import increasing volumes, primarily in the form of LNG, helped by a period of lower prices over the medium term, but also potentially via pipeline.

 

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Exxon Mobil projects global expansion of LNG trade and its use for transport

A round-up of latest events, company and industry news

Smith Flow Control explains importance of safety interlocking in LNG industry

Computational dynamics and physical models can help in validation of Floating LNG design

Testing of valves used in LNG valves means more than complying with written standards

 

January 2016
LNG journal January 2016 LEAD STORY

LNG is increasing more rapidly than pipeline gas amid project cost concern

Global natural gas trade is expanding and LNG is increasing more rapidly than pipeline gas and there will be ample supply of cargoes over the medium term, the International Energy Agency said in its annual outlook.

 

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Strait of Malacca LNG trade route to keep top position in face of wider Panama rival

A round-up of latest events, company and industry news

Queensland reviews CSG-to-LNG impacts in the birth of a new resource industry

Flexible NGL recovery and LNG liquefaction processes for unconventional natural gas

Use of LNG as a bunker fuel is growing sector and will reward early movers