In this issue


Canadian Woodfibre LNG President David Keane said the small-scale liquefaction and export venture proposed for the district of Squamish in British Columbia was expected to move to the construction phase in the first quarter of 2019. 

Chairman Gautam Adani: ‘We are looking forward to this opportunity to touch millions of lives’

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Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani and Total Chairman and Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne have signed an agreement for a 10-year investment plan in the Indian market, including joint ventures in liquefied natural gas and a nationwide network of stations for cleaner fuel. 

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Santos of Australia, a stakeholder in three liquefied natural gas export plants, posted record quarterly LNG sales revenue as its average LNG price soared to US$10.43 per million British thermal units compared with US$7.50 in the same three months of 2017. 

Woodside Petroleum, the operator of two LNG export plants in Western Australia, posted a 26 percent rise in third-quarter LNG revenue of US$881 million compared with US$697M in the same three months of 2017 as it benefited from higher prices and its stake in the new Wheatstone liquefaction and export plant. 

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Origin Energy, a stakeholder in the Australia Pacific LNG plant in Queensland, said the facility shipped more cargoes during the Sydney-based company’s fiscal year as its integrated gas business surged because of higher LNG revenues. 

Italian energy company Eni said it signed a contract in Mozambique to explore a new offshore block in the Northern Zambezi Basin after its successes in the Area 4 block of the Rovuma Basin from where it is currently developing onshore and floating liquefied natural gas projects. 

French LNG storage technology company GTT and Dongsung Finetec, a South Korean thermal insulation maker, have signed an accord for joint venture production during the Paris visit of a trade delegation accompanying South Korean President Moon Jae-In. 

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The American Bureau of Shipping, the US classification society, has held its annual China and Hong Kong business gathering at Xiamen port city on China’s southeast coast at which the main issues were LNG fuel and the International Maritime Organization’s sulfur cap for shipping. 

Enagas, the Spanish natural gas network operator and LNG terminal owner, posted a third-quarter net profit of 106 million euros ($122.7M) as domestic industrial demand for natural gas edged higher, while it also reported progress on Europe’s Southern Gas Corridor venture. 

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Egypt is winding down its floating storage and regasification unit contracts for LNG imports as the Arab nation’s natural gas crisis has eased with the discovery and development of new offshore gas fields in the East Mediterranean and the Nile Delta. 

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Cheniere Energy Chief Executive Jack Fusco has provided a positive growth outlook for US liquefied natural gas exports to Asian markets, including China, during an energy forum at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and said LNG would be produced soon at the two newest Cheniere processing Trains. 

Steelhead LNG, the Canadian project developer, said its Kwispaa floating export venture proposed for Sarita Bay at Vancouver Island has filed for regulatory permits from the provincial British Columbia government and the federal authorities in Ottawa. 

KBR said its UK subsidiary was awarded a front-end engineering design contract by BP of the UK for the first phase of the Tortue natural gas field development located on the maritime border between Senegal and Mauritania that will provide feed-gas for at least two floating LNG export projects. 

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TechnipFMC, the energy and LNG engineering company, has agreed an initial services contract for a US LNG export plant proposed for the west side of the Calcasieu Ship Channel near Johnson Bayou in Louisiana as part of the next wave of facilities planned for the Gulf Coast. 

News Nudges

Tenerife LNG bunkering

Dutch shipping line Anthony Veder said its small-scale LNG carrier, the 7,500 cubic metres capacity “Coral Methane”, has successfully carried out its first liquefied natural gas bunkering operation on the world’s first LNG-powered cruise ship at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. The “Coral Methane” fueled the “AIDAnova”, the newest ship from AIDA Cruises, which made history as the cruise industry’s first ship to be powered at sea and in port by LNG.

Crowley LNG success

Crowley Maritime Corp. said its new combination LNG-powered container-roll-on roll-off ship, the “Taino”, successfully completed its first voyage to Puerto Rico after receiving fuel for the first time at the Eagle LNG bunkering station in the Florida port of Jacksonville and departing on January 8. “The successful transit puts a historic capstone on the company’s Commitment Class modernization project and begins a new era of world-class supply chain services between the island commonwealth, the US mainland and the Caribbean Basin,” said Crowley.

LNG cargoes for China

The 148,300 cubic metres capacity carrier “LNG Ondo” will deliver a cargo on January 24 to the Qidong terminal in Jiangsu province from the Nigeria LNG plant on Bonny Island. The 170,050 cubic metres capacity carrier “Hoegh Giant” is scheduled to arrive on January 25 at the Chinese port of Tianjin with a cargo from the US Sabine Pass plant in Louisiana. The 266,000 cubic metres capacity Q-Max carrier “Al Dafna” will deliver a cargo on January 25 to PetroChina’s Tangshan terminal in northeast Hebei province from Ras Laffan in Qatar.