In this issue

 

French shipping line CMA CGM has set a world record for the number of full containers loaded on a single vessel, the first Ultra Large LNG-powered container ship, the “CMA…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  The future expansion of natural gas is underpinned by the development of new resources in gas-rich producing countries, which will expand LNG export capabilities, according to a…
Italian company Eni, one of the biggest energy players in Egypt, said it was trying to find an agreement to allow the restart of the idled Damietta LNG export facility,…
Chart Industries, the US LNG equipment-maker and supplier, has completed the acquisition of the Alabama-based cryogenic trailer and hydrogen trailer transport assets of Worthington Industries.
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  The Saudi Arabian Oil Company President and Chief Executive Amin Nasser said that “the worst is definitely behind us” for the crude oil market, as global demand…
LNG News Editor:  Equinor, the operator of the LNG export plant on Melkoya Island in Northern Norway, said that the facility would not be re-starting until early 2021 after a…
LNG News Editor:  French firm EDF Trading, a leader in the international wholesale energy markets and a partner of Japanese LNG trader JERA Global Markets, has entered the Japanese power…
Japanese spot LNG cargo prices for September recovered after a plunge in the previous month and were contracted at $4.50 per million British thermal units, though were still down on…
Free ReadNovatek, the Russian natural gas company and operator of the Yamal LNG export plant in northern Siberia, reported that its own share of cargo sales on international markets had dropped…
LNG News Editor:  Delfin Midstream, the US LNG export project shareholder offshore Louisiana, has completed the engineering and design phase of the venture for the first of its floating production…
Royal Dutch Shell said its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas export plant off the coast of northwest Australia would not resume full production this year after being shut down in…
Swiss firm Axpo and France’s Engie name Ducoloner and MacGregor for key roles
Free ReadLNG Journal editor:  NextDecade Corp., the owner of the Rio Grande LNG export project near the port of Brownsville in Texas, said it had developed proprietary processes using proven technology…
Glenfarne Group, the owner of the Magnolia LNG export project in Louisiana, has been granted five more years by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to complete the Louisiana plant and…

News Nudges

Azeri gas for EU

Azerbaijan, the former republic of the Soviet Union, has started commercial natural gas supplies to southern Europe via the Trans- Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in competition to LNG and Russian pipeline gas from Gazprom. The TAP pipeline is 3,500 kilometres in length and is part of the $40-billion Southern Gas Corridor bringing natural gas to Europe from the Shah Deniz II field in the Caspian Sea, operated by UK oil and gas major BP. Azerbaijan plans to supply the markets of the European Union with 10 billion cubic metres per annum of pipeline gas, including 8 Bcm to Italy and a combined 2 Bcm to Greece and Bulgaria.


Capital ship delivery

Capital Gas Ship Management Corp., the Greek company based in the port of Piraeus, has taken delivery of the LNG carrier newbuild, the “Aristidis I”, from the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. The “Arisidis I” has been chartered to BP Shipping of the UK for a period up to 12 years. “With cargo capacity of 174,000 cubic metres, the vessel is highly efficient, propelled with XDF engines and equipped with the latest available technologies, including an air lubrication system and increased filling limits (up to 93.5 percent),” said Capital Gas.


Pan Ocean newbuild

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has signed a deal valued at 199 billion South Korean won ($185 million), to build a liquefied natural gas carrier for the South Korean shipping company Pan Ocean Co. The Korean shipping line has delivered cargoes of LNG since 2008 for the nation’s largest importer, Korea Gas Corp.