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Development of new gas fields in the centre of country to boost coastal plan LNG Journal editor French energy major Total and the Sultanate of Oman have signed an accord for the…
LNG Journal editor Papua New Guinea and energy companies, including liquefied natural gas plant operator ExxonMobil, have signed a formal Gas Agreement with the government defining the fiscal framework for…
ENN Energy Holdings Chief Executive Zhang Yesheng said the company would be expanding its LNG and natural gas activities, including constructing new pipelines in eastern Zhejiang province and city-gas connections…
LNG Journal editor Tokyo Gas, the utility and importer of more than 12 million tonnes per annum of LNG to Japan, said it signed a preliminary LNG supply accord with…
Japanese spot liquefied natural gas cargoes arrived in Japan last month at a cost of $1.70 per million British thermal units less than the previous month and down $3.10 per…
Woodside Petroleum, the operator of two LNG export plants in Western Australia and with expansion plans, has signed a preliminary accord with the privately-run Chinese ENN Group to provide supplies…
LNG Journal editor JERA Co Inc., the largest Japanese liquefied natural gas buyer and power assets owner, said it was overhauling its business while increasing its medium-term LNG activities with…
LNG Journal editor Tellurian Inc. developer of the Driftwood LNG project in Louisiana backed by companies such as French energy major Total, has launched an open season for its Permian…
LNG Journal editor KBR Inc., the US energy and LNG engineering company, has selected Baker Hughes-GE to supply gas turbine driver technologies for the ongoing development of KBR's standardized design…
French utility Engie, the parent company of France's network operator and LNG terminals owner, said its US$8.6 billion joint bid with a Canadian fund won the competitive tender conducted by…
US energy engineering company KBR was awarded the preliminary front-end engineering contract by BP of the UK for the second and third phases of the Tortue natural gas project being…
LNG Journal editor Delek Group of Israel is discussing liquefied natural gas marketing possibilities for the giant Leviathan field in the Eastern Mediterranean currently under development and set to come…
Egypt said its rising natural gas surplus through 2020 would be used to satisfy demand from the power and industry sectors and to meet LNG export obligations as its overall…
Houston-based firm to advance with Alen field and Douala Basin offshore developments LNG Journal editor Noble Energy, the US exploration and production company with overseas interests in the East Mediterranean…

News Nudges

Burckhardt LNG order

Swiss company Burckhardt Compression said it was awarded a contract to equip a 30,000 cubic metres capacity LNG carrier operated by Knutsen OAS Shipping of Norway with its Laby brand of compressors. Burckhardt said the compressors would be delivered to the South Korean Hyundai Mipo Dockyard as part of the fuel gas supply system built by Wartsila Oil & Gas Solutions of Finland. Wartsila is supplying the LNG carrier’s WinGD X-DF 2-stroke, dual-fuel engine with LNG boil-off gas as fuel.


Shell sale for $965M

Royal Dutch Shell said its offshore unit signed an agreement to sell its 22.45 percent stake in the Caesar-Tonga field in the US Gulf of Mexico to Delek CT Investment, a subsidiary of Israel’s Delek Group, a stakeholders in East Mediterranean natural gas fields with LNG options. Shell said the sale price was $965 million in cash. “The sale will contribute to Shell’s ongoing divestment programme and allow us to direct resources to the areas where we see the most value,” said Andy Brown, Upstream Director of Shell.


LNG Canada changeover

LNG Canada, the Royal Dutch Shell-led joint venture in British Columbia, said that Chief Executive Andy Calitz would step down on July 1 to be replaced by another Canada-based Shell executive Peter Zebedee. The announcement comes six months after LNG Canada’s positive final investment decision to build the export plant near the town of Kitimat.