In this issue

 

LNG News Editor: Facility west of Bergen handles 40 percent of gas supplies bound for Western Europe.
LNG News Editor:  Abu Dhabi, the wealthiest emirate in the United Arab Emirates, has taken a more than 5 percent stake in Cheniere Energy, the largest US exporter of liquefied…
Free ReadGlenfarne Group, the owner of the Magnolia LNG export project in Louisiana, has made a request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for five more years to complete the plant…
LNG News Editor:  Japanese liquefied natural gas imports dropped for a second month with year-on-year declines in Australian and US shipments while cargo volumes from Asia, the Middle East and…
Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova), the Sempra Energy subsidiary in Mexico with plans for LNG production and whose assets include stakes in four major Mexican natural gas pipelines, has successfully completed…
Free ReadThe Korean Register, the South Korean maritime classification society, said it had established a new LNG Fuel and Bunkering Simulation Center to help the nation acquire more expertise in the…
LNG News Editor:  Sovcomflot, the Russian shipping line with 31 gas carriers in operation or on order in an overall fleet of almost 150 vessels, has taken delivery of its…
The Russian government has reduced its target for energy cargo transportation to China and Asian nations by the Northern Sea Route with only shipments of LNG close to meeting projected…
LNG News Editor:  Burckhardt Compression, the Swiss manufacturer of compressor systems and a service provider for LNG and other markets, has continued its global expansion by agreeing to acquire the…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  The supply and demand for liquefied natural gas are expected to be significantly expanded in two of three scenarios outlined in the “BP Energy Outlook”, leading to…
Santos, the operator of the Gladstone LNG plant in Queensland and now the majority owner of the Darwin plant in the Northern Territory, welcomed the Australian Government’s plan to unlock…
LNG News Editor:  Evol LNG, the Western Australian provider of liquified natural gas as a fuel for remote power stations and marine bunkering and a subsidiary of the Australian Wesfarmers…
Gasum, the leading liquefied natural gas fuel company in the Nordic countries, has signed a contract with one of the region’s leading steel companies with a plant in Northern Norway,…
Free ReadAir Products receives order from Sonatrach to supply four cryogenic heat-exchangers LNG News Editor Air Products said it received an order from Algerian national energy company Sonatrach to supply four…

News Nudges

More Eni gas for Egypt

Italian energy company Eni and UK major BP announced a new natural gas discovery in the “Great Nooros Area” of the Abu Madi West Development lease in the Nile Delta offshore Egypt and coupled with other finds in the block there is potential for LNG production. Eni said that there could be more than 4 trillion cubic feet of gas in place in the Great Nooros Area where there have been other discoveries since 2015.


Croatia LNG progress

A Chinese shipyard near Shanghai has completed the conversion works on a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and the vessel is expected to leave for the Balkan nation of Croatia at the end of September to be deployed at an island site in the northern Adriatic Sea. The vessel was converted at a subsidiary yard of Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding from a conventional carrier, the “Golar Viking” with 140,205 cubic metres capacity, to an FSRU re-named “LNG Croatia”.


Fluxys LNG by rail

Fluxys of Belgium said its Zeebrugge LNG import terminal would be organising more container loads by train after a first shipment was sent to Italy by rail operator Lineas in a Prima LNG container. “Intermodal LNG transport is an attractive proposition as it has several advantages. It reduces emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants while being more cost efficient and reaching new destinations across Europe,” said Fluxys. “The port of Zeebrugge offers particularly good connections with the four major rail hubs in Europe,” it added.