In this issue

 

LNG News Editor:  GRTgaz, the French natural gas transmission company with three liquefied natural gas import terminals under its control, said LNG would help it through the winter season and…
LNG News Editor:  TotalEnergies has approved the final investment decision for the Fénix gas development offshore LNG importer Argentina in partnership with Germany’s main oil and gas company Wintershall Dea.
LNG News Editor:  Chinese liquefied natural gas imports in August 2022 to its network of 22 regasification terminals tumbled by 29 percent because of a mixed economic recovery, high spot…
Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Free ReadAustralia’s nine liquefied natural gas export plants shipped an estimated 6.66 million tonnes of LNG during the month of August compared with 6.20MT delivered in the previous month as Asian…
Japanese liquefied natural gas imports declined last month by 0.4 percent, the same amount as the previous month, with shipments increasing from Australia, Russia and the spot market while monthly…
LNG News Editor:  Chart Industries, the US LNG equipment-maker and industrial gases company, has signed an accord to bring carbon-capture solutions to customers in the Middle East and Africa.
Free ReadLeading Asia-Pacific LNG operator Chevron Corp., along with French industrial gas company Air Liquide, Singapore’s Keppel Infrastructure and Chinese energy major PetroChina have signed an accord to form a consortium…
LNG News Editor:  MSC Cruises, the Italian global cruise line registered in Switzerland and based in Geneva, said that its first dual-fuelled ship with LNG capability, the “MSC World Europa”,…
Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Kosmos Energy, the shareholder along with UK major BP in the floating LNG export project offshore Senegal and Mauritania, said the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for the…
Höegh LNG Partners, the company with five ships and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, announced the approval by unit holders of the merger with Höegh LNG Holdings is…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  Woodside Energy, the operator of the Australian North West Shelf and Pluto LNG export plants, has published the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the latest export proposal…
Shell in Australia said LNG cargo shipments and production had returned to normal on the “Prelude FNLG” vessel deployed off the northwest coast of Western Australia.
Eni to buy BP’s two gas concessions at In Amenas and In Salah in southern Sahara 
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  The 50th anniversary Gastech Exhibition and Conference on LNG, pipeline natural gas and emerging energies proved a success as a forum for discussions on issues such as…

News Nudges

Russian LNG cargoes

Japan and China remain the biggest buyers of LNG from Russia, whose two export plants are Sakhalin in the Russian Far East and the Yamal plant in Northern Siberia. Shipping data showed that between January and October 2022 Japan bought around 5.96 million tonnes of LNG from Russia, a fall of 10 percent from 2021, while China purchased 5.67MT, an increase of 24 percent from 2021. After Japan and China, the other main buyers of Russian LNG cargoes through October 2022 have been France (4.75MT), Spain (3.24MT), Belgium (1.78MT) and the Netherlands (1.67MT).


Newbuilds increase

Shipyards in China and South Korea have seen orders in the past month for at least eight newbuild liquefied natural gas carriers and one floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) as the global fleet expands to meet rising demand. The orders include two vessels of 175,000 cubic metres capacity under an order made by German ship management company Hammonia Reederei and to be delivered between 2025 and 2026 from China's Yangzijiang Shipbuilding.


Woodside funding

Woodside Energy, the operator of the North West Shelf and Pluto LNG plants in Western Australia, said it had continued its track record of contributions to the state’s communities with a A$50 million (US$33M) commitment to the Resources Community Investment Initiative (RCII) announced by State Premier Mark McGowan. Woodside Chief Executive Meg O’Neill said Woodside was pleased to join with the WA Government and other industry participants to establish the RCII, which will facilitate investment in infrastructure projects and community and social initiatives across the state.