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Japanese trading house Mitsui is emerging as a key partner in the liquefied natural gas projects being built up on the US Gulf Coast and on the Pacific Coast of…
Free ReadHyundai Heavy Industries Group said its shipbuilding units swung back to profit in the third quarter because of increased sales of high-value liquefied natural gas carriers to shipping companies around…
LNG Journal editor The body representing German pipeline operators said the leading European Union nation would have enough natural gas this winter, despite restrictions on transit routes for Russian supplies…
Naturgy Energy Group, the Spanish utility with Latin American assets and LNG volumes from the US and Russia, swung to a profit after losses last year linked to restructuring as…
Free ReadFive LNG projects have moved forward and Houston company has won two of them LNG Journal editor TechnipFMC, Franco-US energy and LNG engineering company, said its split into two separate…
LNG Journal editor Canadian equity fund Brookfield Asset Management has purchased a 25 percent stake in Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG, the single-Train Maryland plant holding tolling agreements with Indian…
Dominion Energy, the developer of the Cove Point LNG export plant in Maryland, and a joint venture partner plan to double their investment in renewable natural gas (RNG) projects across…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor The British Columbia provincial government in Canada and provincial Premier John Horgan said they would support the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and utility company FortisBC to establish…
IEnova, the Mexican subsidiary of California-based utility Sempra Energy and developer of the Costa Azul LNG export terminal on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, said third-quarter earnings declined, though it…
French major Total saw its first LNG bunkering ship launched at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding yard near Shanghai. The unnamed vessel is subject of a charter contract between Total and fleet…
LNG Journal editor Chart Industries, the maker of equipment for the liquefied natural gas and industrial gas industries, posted a surge in revenues as it benefited from orders across all…
Free ReadChart Industries and Energy Capital Vietnam, a southeast Asian focused asset management firm, have signed an accord to promote the distribution of liquefied natural gas within Vietnam with Chart as…
LNG Journal editor Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT), the French technology firm for designs of systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG, reported a jump in nine-month revenues as…
Japanese liquefied natural gas imports rebounded last month from an almost 20 percent drop the previous month to rise by 2.6 percent as Australian and spot volumes accounted for almost…

News Nudges

Elba Island advances

The US Elba Island LNG export plant near Savannah in Georgia developed by pipeline company Kinder Morgan has had its request granted by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to introduce feed-gas into the fifth liquefaction Train at the 10-Train facility. “This approval is based on FERC staff inspections of the applicable facilities and review of the information filed through December 23, 2019, and subsequent discussions,” said the FERC.


Turkstream for EU

The Bulgarian natural gas network firm, Bulgartransgaz, said Russian company Gazprom had started European gas deliveries via the new TurkStream pipeline to Turkey, providing more competition for LNG. The capacity flows are about 3 billion cubic metres of gas to Bulgaria via TurkStream, replacing a route that formerly passed through Ukraine and Romania. “Russian gas deliveries not only for us but also for Greece and North Macedonia are being carried through the new entry point,” said Bulgartransgaz Chief Executive Vladimir Malinov.


Shell FLNG tie-back

Royal Dutch Shell has confirmed a significant natural gas and condensate discovery within the Shell-owned title AC-P64 in the Browse Basin off the northwest coast of Western Australia with feed-gas potential for the Prelude floating LNG hull deployed in the basin. “This discovery is located 160 kilometres northeast of the Shell operated Prelude FLNG facility and presents an opportunity for a future tie-back to Prelude,” said Shell.