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LNG Journal editor Cheniere Energy, owner of the Sabine Pass export plant in Louisiana and the Corpus Christi facility in Texas, has signed a long-term feed-gas supply agreement with US…
The Reganosa liquefied natural gas terminal plant at Mugardos in the northwest Spanish port of Ferrol said it received the first cargo delivered to Spain from the Cheniere Energy-operated Corpus…
French energy major Total has signed an agreement with Toshiba Corp. to take over the troubled Japanese group’s interests in the Freeport liquefied natural gas export project at Quintana Island…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Anadarko Petroleum, the US company that has agreed to be taken over by Occidental Petroleum and whose liquefied natural gas assets will be sold to French major…
LNG Journal editor The southwest African nation of Angola, a liquefied natural gas exporter to nations such as India and China, has signed an accord with an American company to…
LNG Journal editor The Swedish Gothia Tanker Alliance has had its sixth vessel with LNG-powered capability named “Ramelia” at a ceremony held at the Avic Dingheng shipyard in eastern China…
Argentine oil and gas producer, Yacimientos Petroleiferos Fiscales (YPF), said it loaded its first shipment of liquefied natural gas for export at the “Tango FLNG” facility deployed at the port…
Free ReadQatargas has given details of another shipping first related to Spanish cargo deliveries following being owner of the largest LNG vessel to transit the expanded Panama Canal as achieved by…
LNG Journal editor Australia’s largest natural gas infrastructure company, APA Group, has signed a preliminary agreement to identify a pipeline route to connect the Galilee Basin in Queensland to Australia’s…
Australian liquefied natural gas shipments have just been recorded at 81 million tonnes per annum on an annualised basis, keeping the nation ahead of Qatar’s nameplate capacity of 77 MTPA…
Free ReadChart Industries, the US LNG and industrial gases equipment provider, has received commitments for $1.1 billion in financing to help fund the acquisition and integration of Harsco Corp.’s industrial Air-X-Changers…
Kosmos Energy, the Dallas-based company that made the natural gas discoveries to establish floating LNG export projects offshore Mauritania and Senegal, has announced a find in its home waters of…
Equinor and Singapore’s Pavilion Energy as well as majors Shell and ExxonMobil are hopeful LNG Journal editor Tanzania said it expected to join the group of liquefied natural gas exporters…
LNG Journal editor Gas Authority of India, one of the main liquefied natural gas importers for the nation and with US volumes from Cove Point in Maryland and Sabine Pass…

News Nudges

Pemex adds to gas projects

Mexican state energy company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is seeking a 2020 budget of 523,425 billion pesos ($27 billion), an almost 9 percent increase from the amount approved by the government for 2019. Pemex is focusing on brings natural gas fields on stream to reduce the medium-term financial burden of LNG and pipeline natural gas imports and about half of the 2020 budget will go on exploration and production. The onshore Ixachi natural gas and condensate project in Veracruz state is one of the fields being targeted as the nation’s third-largest upstream project. Pemex plans to drill 47 wells at Ixachi, where natural gas output is expected to reach more than 635 million cubic feet per day. Ixachi is one of 20 fields with accelerating development plans as Pemex seeks to reverse more than 10 years of declining oil and natural gas output.


OLT Offshore on track

OLT Offshore LNG Toscana’s terminal offshore the west coast of Italy will work at 100 percent of its capacity with 41 slots being used for the Gas Year 2019-2020 with the total allocated capacity amounting to 6.3 million cubic metres. “This confirms the effectiveness of the new allocation capacity mechanism via auctions introduced in 2018, which makes the regasification sector more flexible and in line with market demands, both for the spot market and the long-term and medium-term ones,” said OLT Offshore. The “FSRU Toscana” offshore the port of Livorno will also be increasing the small-scale services available once modifications are completed. Small-scale commercial activities are expected to begin in 2021, allowing slots for small carriers to deliver LNG into storage under construction at regional ports for services such as the provision of trucking fuel and bunkering.


GTT storage tank orders

French LNG storage tanks technology company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) said it received two separate orders from the South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries on behalf of two Greek shipping lines, Tsakos Energy Navigation and Capital Gas Carriers. Both vessels will have storage capacity of 174,000 cubic metres. “GTT will design the tanks of the vessels, which will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system,” said the Paris-based company. “The delivery of the ships is planned during the fourth quarter of 2021,” added GT.