In this issue

 

Chart Industries, the US LNG and industrial gases equipment provider, has agreed to acquire Harsco Corp.’s Industrial Air-X-Changers business for $592 million in cash as it makes its fourth acquisition…
The delayed Freeport LNG export project at Quintana Island in Texas is moving forward on its expansion plans by selecting a preferred bidder for the fourth processing Train, even as…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor President Donald Trump formally opened the Cameron liquefied natural gas export plant at Hackberry in Louisiana and said the nation was heading for a great energy future…
Sempra Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Jeffrey W. Martin, welcomed the President onto the stage set up for his speech to the several thousand workers and their families. 
Leviathan natural gas project offshore Israel is now more than 80 percent complete LNG Journal editor Noble Energy, the US exploration and production company, has reported that its liquefied natural gas feed-gas…
LNG Journal editor Chevron Corp. finally pulled out of the bidding battle for Anadarko Petroleum and its Mozambique liquefied natural gas stake and US assets, leaving the way clear for…
Free ReadThe Greater Tortue-Ahmeyim Project, the floating liquefied natural gas development offshore the maritime boundaries of Mauritania and Senegal, is making advances as shareholder Kosmos Energy prepares to sell some of…
LNG Journal editor The UK Isle of Grain LNG import terminal on the Medway River southeast of London said it was planning to offer the market 8 million tonnes per…
German energy companies Wintershall Holding and Deutsche Erdoel AG (DEA) have completed their merger and the newly titled Wintershall Dea is now the leading independent gas and oil company in…
The Brownsville Ship Channel is making progress in its development as one of the major liquefied natural gas export waterways with the owner of the Rio Grande LNG project financing…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Finnish natural gas company Gasum, an LNG supplier and infrastructure operator in Finland, Sweden and Norway reported lower profits and volumes ahead of the opening up of…
LNG Journal editor Sempra Energy said the Cameron liquefied natural gas export plant at Hackberry in Louisiana was in the final stages of commissioning and production would be starting soon…
LNG Journal editor Gibraltar has formally opened its liquified natural gas import terminal as the British overseas territory switches from diesel power to gas-fired electricity and promotes cleaner fuel for…
Free ReadBahrain, which is set to start LNG imports soon, has signed an exploration and production sharing agreement with Eni, the Italian energy company with a recent record of huge natural…

News Nudges

French regas offering

Elengy, the French LNG import terminal owner, said it was launching a call for capacity subscriptions for its Atlantic Coast Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG import facility in Western France to promote access to North-West European natural gas markets. “It is initiated in response to market signals, collected in recent months, indicating requirements for securing and booking LNG import capacities,” said Elengy whose Montoir terminal has been in operation since 1980. The Montoir terminal owner said it was offering slots from October 2021 until December 2035.


Novatek deal on equipment

Russian natural gas company and Yamal LNG plant operator Novatek and JSC Atomenergomash, a mechanical engineering division of Russia’s nuclear body Rosatom State Corp., have signed a memorandum of understanding on forming a strategic partnership for localizing the fabrication of equipment for LNG production..


Knutsen LNG growth

Knutsen Group, the Norwegian shipping company, said it expanded its liquefied natural gas carrier fleet to 12 vessels as its latest newbuild, the 180,000 cubic metres capacity carrier “Adriano Knutsen”, is set to leave the South Korean shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries at Ulsan. The vessel is part of a series of three being built at Hyundai with two delivered in 2019 and the third in 2020. The “Adriano Knutsen” has been signed up to a seven-year charter deal with Spanish utility Endesa to transport LNG from the Texas Corpus Christi plant.