In this issue

 

Kosmos Energy, the US partner of BP in the Mauritania-Senegal floating LNG projects, has completed its acquisition for more than $1.22 billion of Deep Gulf Energy as it keeps faith…
Modi dedicates Ennore facility at Kamarajar Port to the nation and its future prosperity LNG Journal editor Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first Indian East Coast liquefied natural gas…
LNG Journal editor ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum, the leading global liquefied natural gas stakeholders, have made a large natural gas discovery offshore Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean, opening more prospects…
Japan has been returning to nuclear power and now has nine units operating with a total electricity generation capacity of 8.7 gigawatts and a US report has forecast that imported…
LNG Journal editor Woodside Petroleum, the operator of North West Shelf and Pluto liquefied natural gas plants and a stakeholder in the Wheatstone facility, said it had made investments in…
Russia delivered a record amount of liquefied natural gas to Europe in February from the Yamal export plant in the Arctic region and became the biggest monthly supplier to the…
Santos, the shareholder in two Australian liquefied natural gas LNG export plants and in Papua New Guinea LNG, has priced a US$600 million fixed-rate bond and said the transaction was…
LNG Journal editor The Alaska Gasline Development Corp., the US state agency responsible for overseeing the Alaska LNG project, has received a major regulatory permit for its $10-billion stand-alone North…
LNG Journal editor The US Department of Energy has issued a long-term order authorizing the export of domestically produced liquefied natural gas by the Venture Global company, developer of two…
LNG Journal editor Cheniere Energy, owner of the Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi LNG export plants on the US Gulf Coast, has given notice to proceed to builders of the…
Arup Group, the UK-based global engineering company, has been appointed by a US LNG export project planned for Cameron Parish to advise on the installation of the region’s first modular…
KBR Inc., the US energy and LNG engineering company said it was awarded a preliminary engineering and design contract by Mexico Pacific Ltd (MPL) for a US-led midscale LNG liquefaction…
LNG Journal editor French energy major Total has signed agreements with Russian natural gas company Novatek, operator of the Yamal LNG export plant, for the acquisition of a direct 10…
Oman is planning to increase its natural gas production for domestic use and LNG exports to such an extent that the sultanate in the Arabian peninsula will see gas output…

News Nudges

NextDecade LNG post

NextDecade Corp., the developer of the Rio Grande and Galveston Bay LNG export projects in Texas, said its board had elected Matthew W. Bonanno, a non-executive director, to act as interim Chairman following the recent untimely death of Chairman Kathleen M. Eisbrenner. The board expects to appoint a permanent Chairman by NextDecade’s annual meeting of stockholders in July 2019. “Kathleen will be missed by all of us on the board,” said Bonanno.


Zhejiang terminals

Zhejiang Energy, a state-owned company in the eastern Zhejiang province, has signed a cooperation agreement with power and gas company Shenzhen Energy to jointly develop an LNG import terminal on the province’s Liuheng Island. This is Zhejiang Energy’s second terminal project and its first phase would provide 3 million tonnes per annum of capacity and would double in a second phase. The Liuheng Island terminal would include a jetty capable of handling the largest carriers from Qatar with capacity of 266,000 cubic metres and three storage tanks, each of 200,000 cubic metres capacity.


Inpex LNG forecasts

Inpex said that its net sales for the year ending December 2019 are expected to increase mainly due to Australian LNG output. “A steady production ramp-up at the Ichthys LNG project and the commencement of production at the Prelude FLNG project will be offset by an expected drop in crude oil prices,” said Inpex.