In this issue

 

LNG News Editor:  The US Department of Energy published its latest LNG monthly export data with European nations and Argentina leading the destinations list with Spain surpassing China in cargo…
LNG News Editor:  Indian imports of liquefied natural gas dropped by 2.7 percent in July, the 11th straight monthly decline, as LNG prices have increased in the spot market and…
Free ReadJapanese liquefied natural gas imports declined last month by 0.4 percent after three successive increases and year-on-year costs more than doubled as volumes increased from Asia and Australia. Shipments of…
Chinese liquefied natural gas imports in July 2022 to its network of 22 regasification terminals declined significantly on a year-on-year basis amid an economic slowdown while shipments from Russia have…
LNG News Editor:  An LNG tanker, the 162,000 cubic metres “Adam LNG”, was hit by a bulk carrier while at anchor off Gibraltar’s Europa Point, and there were no injuries…
Free ReadZIM Integrated Shipping Services, the Israeli containership company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has signed a liquefied natural gas bunkering accord valued at $1 billion with UK-based energy…
Occidental joins with Eni and TotalEnergies for associated gas plan for the Berkine Basin 
LNG News Editor:  Cheniere Energy, the largest US LNG exporter from its six-Train Sabine Pass plant in Louisiana and its three-Train facility at Corpus Christi in Texas with expansion plans,…
Free ReadConocoPhillips, the US major with expanding liquefied natural gas volumes, has signed an accord for long-term offtake and a 30 percent equity stake in Sempra Infrastructure’s proposed Port Arthur LNG…
LNG News Editor:  Kinder Morgan Inc., the US pipeline giant transporting natural gas to LNG plants and to customers around America, said it now provided 50 percent of the feed-gas…
The French government outlined its plans to take full control of the utility EDF whose assets include gas-fired power and nuclear plants as well as LNG volumes and trading, mostly…
The liquefied natural gas export expansion project in Papua New Guinea has launched the first phase of front-end engineering and design studies for the Papua LNG project's upstream production facilities.
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  Delfin LNG, the US floating liquefaction and export project proposed for offshore and onshore Louisiana and with a recently signed supply deal with global commodities firm Vitol,…
LNG News Editor:  The US Department of Energy published its latest LNG monthly export data with European nations such as France, Spain, the Netherlands and Italy being joined by Japan…

News Nudges

Russian LNG cargoes

Japan and China remain the biggest buyers of LNG from Russia, whose two export plants are Sakhalin in the Russian Far East and the Yamal plant in Northern Siberia. Shipping data showed that between January and October 2022 Japan bought around 5.96 million tonnes of LNG from Russia, a fall of 10 percent from 2021, while China purchased 5.67MT, an increase of 24 percent from 2021. After Japan and China, the other main buyers of Russian LNG cargoes through October 2022 have been France (4.75MT), Spain (3.24MT), Belgium (1.78MT) and the Netherlands (1.67MT).


Newbuilds increase

Shipyards in China and South Korea have seen orders in the past month for at least eight newbuild liquefied natural gas carriers and one floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) as the global fleet expands to meet rising demand. The orders include two vessels of 175,000 cubic metres capacity under an order made by German ship management company Hammonia Reederei and to be delivered between 2025 and 2026 from China's Yangzijiang Shipbuilding.


Woodside funding

Woodside Energy, the operator of the North West Shelf and Pluto LNG plants in Western Australia, said it had continued its track record of contributions to the state’s communities with a A$50 million (US$33M) commitment to the Resources Community Investment Initiative (RCII) announced by State Premier Mark McGowan. Woodside Chief Executive Meg O’Neill said Woodside was pleased to join with the WA Government and other industry participants to establish the RCII, which will facilitate investment in infrastructure projects and community and social initiatives across the state.