In this issue

 

LNG Journal editor:  South Korean steelmaker, LNG importer and trading company POSCO has formed a venture with research subsidiaries of US oil and gas major ExxonMobil to apply high-manganese steel…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor:  Thai utility operator, B.Grimm Power Public Company, said it signed an accord with the Provincial Electricity Authority and its subsidiary on technical and financial cooperation in and…
US LNG equipment-maker Chart Industries said it received orders for its ISO containers for LNG applications with a second leasing order from Latin American and Caribbean project New Fortress Energy.
Vietnam is making progress on developing four LNG import terminals and the latest to make a statement is one venture planned for the port city of Haiphong involving US major…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor:  Pavilion Energy of Singapore has signed a cooperation agreement with Gasum of Finland to develop a global LNG bunkering supply network for customers in Singapore and Northern…
A group of the world’s largest energy and commodities companies, including major LNG cargo market participants Royal Dutch Shell and Total as well as the trading firms Gunvor and Trafigura…
Ground-breaking event was held for start of modernization of LNG ship construction as part of high-tech zone
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  European oil and gas major Total said its liquefied natural gas sales would reach 50 million tonnes per annum by 2025 and would double between 2020-2030, creating…
Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world’s leading liquefied natural gas providers, said in a third-quarter earnings outlook that its Integrated Gas division would be impacted by the effects of…
LNG News Editor:  Pieridae Energy, the Canadian LNG plant developer with plans to export cargoes to Germany, has engaged leading energy engineer Bechtel to replace another US firm KBR and…
The Petronas Dagangan Group, the fuels subsidiary of Malaysia’s state-controlled energy company Petronas, said it aimed to build a significant LNG truck delivery service for off-grid customers in Peninsular Malaysia.
Free ReadTurkish maritime infrastructure provider Karpowership has brought the world's first LNG-to-Power floating project into operation offshore Amurang in North Sulawesi in Indonesia as the vessel, the 125-megawatt “Powership Zeynep Sultan”,…
LNG News Editor:  Dominion Energy, the US utility and owner of the Cove Point LNG export plant in Maryland, expects its transaction with Berkshire Hathaway Energy to close around November…
LNG News Editor: The largest cruise liner ever built for Carnival Cruise Corp. of the US, the LNG-powered liner “Mardi Gras”, has begun a series of sea trials from the…

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.