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Free ReadGulf nations arrange cargo deal for region’s largest import facility to be built to far LNG Journal editor Qatar Petroleum has signed a long-term supply agreement with Arab Gulf neighbour…
LNG Journal editor Sempra Energy, the California-based utility and liquefied natural export plant developer, said it signed an accord for Saudi Aramco, the oil company of Saudi Arabia, to take…
Sempra Energy, the operator of the Cameron liquefied natural gas export plant in Louisiana and the developer of two other facilities in Texas and Mexico, said it was opening a…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor The Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar is making progress in constructing a liquefied natural gas import terminal to support a regional power plant project backed by a…
Singapore, through the Energy Market Authority, is advancing with plans for a second regasification and storage terminal in the city state as it aims to confirm its position as an…
Greece, Cyprus and Israel have signed an agreement to build a 1,900-kilometre subsea pipeline to transport natural gas from the East Mediterranean to West European markets in competition to LNG.
LNG Journal editor CME Group, the world's leading derivatives marketplace, reported its December and full-year 2019 market statistics, showing it reached average daily volumes in energy of 2.1 million contracts…
Free ReadClarksons, the London-based ship brokers and shipping and financial services company, said it had completed the world’s first LNG freight futures trade at year-end involving two of the leading global…
LNG Journal editor The US Delta LNG project, the third of three export plants being development in Louisiana by the company Venture Global, slightly delayed filing for its regulatory permits…
LNG Journal editor UK maritime security consultants, Dryad Global, reported an attack by a single speedboat with 10 armed men on-board on the liquefied natural gas carrier, “LNG Lokoja”, while…
Free ReadThe Anglo-Australian global commodities, mining and energy company BHP, whose assets include Australian LNG and gas stakes, said it would award a contract in the first quarter of 2020 after…
Air Liquide, the French industrial gases company, said it was marketing an exclusive, patented technology that is perfectly suited to the needs of liquefied natural gas carriers and LNG bunkering…
LNG Journal editor Fluxys Belgium said that the Zeebrugge import terminal had formally started its long-term trans-shipment contract with the Russian Yamal export plant in Russia with the loading of…
Free ReadEuropean natural gas trading in the day-ahead and month-ahead over-the-counter markets in London covering the eight major gas hubs in Europe soared more than 25 percent as prices plunged, according…

News Nudges

Elba Island advances

The US Elba Island LNG export plant near Savannah in Georgia developed by pipeline company Kinder Morgan has had its request granted by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to introduce feed-gas into the fifth liquefaction Train at the 10-Train facility. “This approval is based on FERC staff inspections of the applicable facilities and review of the information filed through December 23, 2019, and subsequent discussions,” said the FERC.


Turkstream for EU

The Bulgarian natural gas network firm, Bulgartransgaz, said Russian company Gazprom had started European gas deliveries via the new TurkStream pipeline to Turkey, providing more competition for LNG. The capacity flows are about 3 billion cubic metres of gas to Bulgaria via TurkStream, replacing a route that formerly passed through Ukraine and Romania. “Russian gas deliveries not only for us but also for Greece and North Macedonia are being carried through the new entry point,” said Bulgartransgaz Chief Executive Vladimir Malinov.


Shell FLNG tie-back

Royal Dutch Shell has confirmed a significant natural gas and condensate discovery within the Shell-owned title AC-P64 in the Browse Basin off the northwest coast of Western Australia with feed-gas potential for the Prelude floating LNG hull deployed in the basin. “This discovery is located 160 kilometres northeast of the Shell operated Prelude FLNG facility and presents an opportunity for a future tie-back to Prelude,” said Shell.