In this issue

 

Free ReadGrupo Ham of Spain has opened its 100th liquefied natural gas filling station and now operates around 25 percent of existing facilities in Europe for LNG-powered trucks and other vehicles.…
Royal Dutch Shell has given an update on its second-quarter outlook with the Integrated Gas division, including LNG, expected to have trading and optimisation results significantly below average and similar…
LNG News Editor:  Pembina Pipeline Corp., joint developer of the Cedar LNG project in British Columbia and the rejected Jordan Cove in the northwest US state of Oregon, has contacted…
Free ReadA third large-scale LNG export joint venture is being considered based on previous projects discussed since 2015 and has been outlined by a First Nation representative at a council meeting…
LNG News Editor:  Global banks and insurance companies formed a long line to invest in Qatar Petroleum’s $12.5 billion bonds to finance liquefied natural gas expansion in the Arab Gulf…
LNG News Editor:  French energy companies have joined together for a project to use the waste from the trash cans and rubbish bins of Marseille and the surrounding area of…
Owners of large and small LNG carrier fleets are maintaining robust order books with the latest ship to be delivered being for shipowner Minerva Gas along with four other vessels…
Free ReadSeaspan Corp. a subsidiary of New York Stock Exchange-listed Atlas Corp. and with a fleet of 127 containerships, has entered into a long-term charter deal worth $1.5 billion with Israel’s…
LNG News Editor:  McDermott International of the US was awarded the main engineering contract from Australian LNG plant operator Santos for the offshore Bayu-Undan infill well that serves the Darwin…
Western Australian LNG plant operator Woodside has completed the acquisition of the entire participating interest of Australian energy company FAR Ltd in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep…
Free ReadOutlooks point to the 2021 summer season requiring careful strategies  LNG News Editor:  JERA Co. Inc., the Japanese LNG buyer of 35 million tonnes per annum of volumes and with…
LNG News Editor:  Inpex Corp., the Japanese operator of the Ichthys LNG export plant in northern Australia and a shareholder in a liquefaction project in Indonesia, has signed a sales…
Leading ship management company V Group has appointed former Shell executive David Taylor as Managing Director of the liquefied natural gas division as it prepares for the expansion of the…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  US credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the high credit rating of Qatar Petroleum as it embarks on liquefied natural gas expansions and the projects…

News Nudges

TotalEnergies strategy

TotalEnergies Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanné told a virtual energy conference that while everyone wanted an energy transition to cleaner fuel and there was “huge pressure” to quit fossil fuels it remained a fact that these same fossil fuels currently represent 80 percent of the energy supply today on the planet. Regarding decarbonization strategies, Pouyanné said carbon offsets do not help and TotalEnergies remained focused on cutting emissions directly from its operations. “We are building a multi-energy company with oil and gas, but also renewables and electricity,” added Pouyanné. The CEO said he remained “bullish” on natural gas, and LNG in particular, because TotalEnergies sees natural gas as the right choice for the energy transition.


Qatar Energy debuts

Qatar Petroleum, owner of the world’s largest LNG export plant at Ras Laffan in the Gulf, has changed its name to Qatar Energy. “It’s more of a reflection of what we’re actually doing that wasn’t reflected by the name that we had,” said President and Chief Executive Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi.


Revenna ship named

Italian utility Edison and Knutsen OAS Shipping of Norway have held a naming ceremony at the northeast Italian port of Ravenna for the 30,000 cubic metres capacity LNG carrier, “Ravenna Knutsen”. The vessel will serve a small-scale LNG import terminal joint venture at the port. The terminal will supply at least 12,000 trucks and up to 48 ferries per annum with LNG fuel.