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Western Australia has more natural gas reserves to underpin future liquefaction needs LNG Journal editor Australian energy company and LNG market participant Santos has confirmed major oil and gas resources…
LNG Journal editor Novatek, the Russian natural gas company and operator of the Yamal liquefied natural gas plant and developer of the Arctic LNG II project, has signed an accord…
ExxonMobil Corp and BP of the UK plan to invest more administrative funds with Alaska Gasline Development Corp. into the Alaska LNG project to keep it moving forward in terms…
LNG Journal editor Cheniere Energy, owner of the Sabine Pass export plant in Louisiana and the Corpus Christi facility in Texas, has signed a long-term feed-gas supply agreement with US…
The Reganosa liquefied natural gas terminal plant at Mugardos in the northwest Spanish port of Ferrol said it received the first cargo delivered to Spain from the Cheniere Energy-operated Corpus…
French energy major Total has signed an agreement with Toshiba Corp. to take over the troubled Japanese group’s interests in the Freeport liquefied natural gas export project at Quintana Island…
LNG Journal editor Anadarko Petroleum, the US company that has agreed to be taken over by Occidental Petroleum and whose liquefied natural gas assets will be sold to French major…
LNG Journal editor The southwest African nation of Angola, a liquefied natural gas exporter to nations such as India and China, has signed an accord with an American company to…
LNG Journal editor The Swedish Gothia Tanker Alliance has had its sixth vessel with LNG-powered capability named “Ramelia” at a ceremony held at the Avic Dingheng shipyard in eastern China…
Argentine oil and gas producer, Yacimientos Petroleiferos Fiscales (YPF), said it loaded its first shipment of liquefied natural gas for export at the “Tango FLNG” facility deployed at the port…
Qatargas has given details of another shipping first related to Spanish cargo deliveries following being owner of the largest LNG vessel to transit the expanded Panama Canal as achieved by…
LNG Journal editor Australia’s largest natural gas infrastructure company, APA Group, has signed a preliminary agreement to identify a pipeline route to connect the Galilee Basin in Queensland to Australia’s…
Australian liquefied natural gas shipments have just been recorded at 81 million tonnes per annum on an annualised basis, keeping the nation ahead of Qatar’s nameplate capacity of 77 MTPA…
Chart Industries, the US LNG and industrial gases equipment provider, has received commitments for $1.1 billion in financing to help fund the acquisition and integration of Harsco Corp.’s industrial Air-X-Changers…

News Nudges

GasLog-Golar pool ending

GasLog Ltd, the Monaco-based LNG fleet owner with 25 ships operating and nine others on order, and its US-listed affiliate GasLog Partners have announced the formal end of the “Cool Pool” spot shipping tie-up with Golar LNG. The “Cool Pool” is an LNG carrier pooling agreement between GasLog and Golar focusing on spot fixtures of up to 12 months. GasLog explained that its decision followed Golar’s declared intention to spin-off its spot LNG vessels, while GasLog believes there will soon be a tightening of the shipping market and an increase in multi-year charter opportunities.


Flex gets June date

Flex LNG, the growing LNG shipping company with four vessels operating and nine others on order and whose largest shareholder is a company controlled by Norwegian magnate John Fredriksen, said its listing on the New York Stock Exchange would take place on June 17. The company, already listed on the Oslo exchange, said the company's ordinary shares had been approved for listing and would commence trading on the NYSE under the ticker name “FLNG”.


LNG carrier accident

Awilco LNG, the small Norwegian fleet owner with two vessels, has given details of an accident off Singapore involving its 156,000 cubic metres capacity carrier, the “WilForce”, which was struck by another vessel on May 30 while under charter. Awilco said no crew injuries or spills took place onboard the “WilForce” and the vessel was now at a yard in Singapore for class inspection and hull repairs.