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New Delhi-based firm launched tender in early 2020 for cargoes on a long-term basis LNG Journal editor Petronet LNG, the largest Indian gas importer, reported an almost 20 percent drop…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Royal Dutch Shell’s head of Russian operations said the company was open to taking part in new liquefied natural gas projects in Russia with natural gas company…
JSC Yamal LNG, the operating company of the liquefaction and export plant in northern Siberia, has been awarded renewed safety certificates after an audit by the British Standards Institution (BSI)…
LNG Journal editor Dutch ferry operator Rederij Doeksen said its first liquefied natural gas-powered ferry, the “Willem Barentsz”, is ready to enter service.
Finnish natural gas company Gasum has entered commercial operations with its new quayside liquefied natural gas bunkering facilities at the Swedish port of Nynashamn.
Free ReadGaztransport and Technigaz, the French technology designer of LNG maritime and onshore storage systems, has confirmed it has doubled up on tank orders from the top liquefied natural gas import…
LNG Journal editor French energy major Total has signed an agreement to renew its partnership in the field of liquefied natural gas with the North African state of Algeria as…
Sasol, the South African petrochemicals and fuel company, has appointed investment banking advisers to sell its stakes in a power plant in Mozambique and a natural gas pipeline running from…
LNG Journal editor McDermott International, one of the leading US LNG and energy project contractors, has successfully completed its restructuring process several months after plunging into Chapter 11 bankruptcy status…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Petronas, the Malaysian state energy company and stakeholder in major LNG projects from Australia to Canada, has formally installed its new President and Group Chief Executive Muhammad…
Air Products, the US industrial gases and LNG equipment provider, said its new steam methane reformer (SMR) and cold box in Geismar in Louisiana are on stream and supplying the…
Thailand’s oldest industrial conglomerate, the B. Grimm Group, is applying for a second LNG import licence to increase volumes received for its power projects at a time of competitive LNG…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Italy’s Eni and partners BP of the UK and French major Total have made a natural gas natural discovery in the North El Hammad block in the…
Delek Group, a stake holder in the East Mediterranean Tamar and Leviathan natural gas fields supplying Egypt, Israel and Jordan increased revenues by 88 percent and boosted operating income.

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.