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Free ReadLNG Journal editor PetroChina, the Hong Kong-listed affiliate of state-owned China National Petroleum Corp., recorded a 6 percent increase in annual revenues to 2,520 billion Chinese yuan ($350.8Bln) but net…
Exmar, the Belgian shipping and projects company with more than 40 vessels in its fleet and now mostly focused on the liquefied petroleum gas business and LNG shipment management, said…
From its base in Honshu’s largest port, the company seeks LNG terminal building and consulting expansion LNG Journal editor Osaka Gas, the Japanese utility is advancing its strategy of US…
LNG Journal editor Höegh LNG, the Norwegian project company and fleet owner, said it was business as usual on the high seas, at import terminals for deliveries and production plants…
Free ReadRoyal Dutch Shell has been given more time by the Australian regulatory authorities to meet additional safety requirements on its Prelude floating LNG export hull deployed offshore northwest Australia. Shell…
LNG Journal editor Pembina Pipeline Corp. of Canada said US regulators had approved its Jordan Cove LNG liquefaction and export plant at Coos Bay in the northwest state of Oregon…
The US owner of the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco), the nation’s largest interstate natural gas delivery system linking LNG export plants and domestic natural gas markets in 12 Southeast…
Free ReadSempra Energy said its Mexican subsidiary would move forward in 2020 with the Costa Azul liquefied natural gas export project in the northern Pacific Coast state of Baja California with…
LNG Journal editorRussian natural gas company Gazprom said the 1,800th cargo departed from the Port of Prigorodnoye on Sakhalin Island in Russia’s Far East from the liquefaction plant that is…
Russia has brought in tax breaks for Arctic region liquefied natural gas and oil projects proposed for Northern Siberia where increased output will help take the Russian LNG export total…
LNG Journal editor Preem, the Swedish refining company and fuel exporter, signed an agreement with Gasum of Finland to purchase a new liquefied natural gas blend containing 10 percent biogas…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Indian liquefied natural gas imports jumped by more than 67 percent last month to 40 cargoes as import capacity gradually increases to handle the shipments, mainly from…
Japanese liquefied natural gas imports dropped last month and the nation’s cargo costs fell along with lower LNG prices while thermal coal deliveries were preferred for power generation.
The Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas said it had received several complaints of alleged corruption and irregularities against senior executives of Petronet LNG, the owner of two import…

News Nudges

Algeria gas hand-over

Sonatrach, the Algerian state energy company and operator of two LNG export plants on the North African coast, signed its acceptance of the Touat gas project in southwest Algeria being passed to Groupement Touat Gaz (GTG), a joint venture between Sonatrach and Neptune Energy of the UK. Operation of the facility had previously been in the hands of the project contractor, Spain’s Técnicas Reunidas, since the first gas was sent into the Algerian domestic gas pipeline network in September 2019.


Brunei LNG contract

Brunei LNG has awarded a 10-year contract to local company SPHI Marine to supply three tugboats and one anchor-handling tug to support shipping operations at the Lumut facility. SPHI said the contract included a five-year extension option. The Brunei-owned and flagged vessels will replace the tugs of Dutch firm Kotug, which are currently servicing the LNG plant.


Korea energy orders fall

South Korean shipyards are expecting new firm LNG carrier orders after Qatar booked construction berths, but no new orders have been received in 2020 for oil and gas platforms or offshore facilities, reflecting the depressed state of the energy market. Hyundai Heavy Industries has received no orders for offshore facilities since October 2018 when it signed a $450 million deal with a US oil developer LLOG Exploration to build a floating production system, according to the latest data.