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AGDC lowers project price as evaluation report on wildlife and construction schedules is released LNG Journal editor Alaska Gasline Development Corp. has released an updated $38.7 billion cost estimate for…
LNG Journal editor US engineering company KBR, a world leader in liquefaction plant construction projects, said it would exit most of its LNG on-site building ventures and other related projects…
Free ReadPetrofac, the London-based oil and gas services company, said it would be reimbursed by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for all costs incurred after the cancellation of two contracts worth…
LNG Journal editor US federal regulators have issued a final rule allowing the bulk transport of liquefied natural gas in specialized tanks on rail cars to help boost the small-scale…
Chart Industries, the US LNG equipment-maker, has delivered part of its order for the liquefaction process system to install at the Calcasieu Pass LNG export project at Cameron Parish in…
Free ReadThe US Freeport LNG plant at Quintana Island in Texas has delayed its final investment decision on building a fourth Train until 2021 because of the depressed energy markets and…
LNG Journal editor Cooper Energy, the Australian oil and gas exploration company, is continuing the commissioning of the Orbost gas plant in the southeast state of Victoria from offshore supplies…
US energy major Chevron Corp. has signed an agreement to supply mining giant BHP’s Nickel West facilities in Western Australia with domestic natural gas from the Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG export…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor The US Department of Energy has just published its latest liquefied natural gas export data illustrating the drop in prices at the different plants and with China…
LNG Journal editor Gaztransport and Technigaz, the French technology designer of LNG maritime and onshore storage systems, has received and order for China’s largest ever LNG storage tanks for the…
Indian liquefied natural gas imports edged higher in May as they recovered quickly from the previous month’s slump as the nation emerged from the Covid-19 lockdown.
National oil companies in Asian states are looking for ways to alleviate the severe financial crises brought on by the price crash and the Covid-19 pandemic and the Indonesian energy…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Chinese liquefied natural gas imports jumped in May to around 70 cargoes and pipeline gas imports dropped as the nation resumed LNG shipments from the US after…
The Shanghai Oil and Gas Exchange (SHPGX) said that the Chinese major, China National Offshore Oil Corp., had agreed to buy two cargoes of liquefied natural gas from Royal Dutch…

News Nudges

Algeria gas hand-over

Sonatrach, the Algerian state energy company and operator of two LNG export plants on the North African coast, signed its acceptance of the Touat gas project in southwest Algeria being passed to Groupement Touat Gaz (GTG), a joint venture between Sonatrach and Neptune Energy of the UK. Operation of the facility had previously been in the hands of the project contractor, Spain’s Técnicas Reunidas, since the first gas was sent into the Algerian domestic gas pipeline network in September 2019.


Brunei LNG contract

Brunei LNG has awarded a 10-year contract to local company SPHI Marine to supply three tugboats and one anchor-handling tug to support shipping operations at the Lumut facility. SPHI said the contract included a five-year extension option. The Brunei-owned and flagged vessels will replace the tugs of Dutch firm Kotug, which are currently servicing the LNG plant.


Korea energy orders fall

South Korean shipyards are expecting new firm LNG carrier orders after Qatar booked construction berths, but no new orders have been received in 2020 for oil and gas platforms or offshore facilities, reflecting the depressed state of the energy market. Hyundai Heavy Industries has received no orders for offshore facilities since October 2018 when it signed a $450 million deal with a US oil developer LLOG Exploration to build a floating production system, according to the latest data.