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Free ReadLNG Journal editor Qatar Petroleum President and Chief Executive Saad bin Sherida Al-Kaabi said that Qatar had delayed commercial bidding deadlines for its LNG expansion plans but contracts would still…
Air Products, the US global leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment and the owner and operator of industrial gases projects, has extended the term…
Financing as well as engineering and construction schedules have all been agreed LNG Journal editor Royal Dutch Shell said all conditions had been met for its final investment decision on…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor China has temporarily become the biggest buyer of Australian LNG as 40 cargoes were delivered last month, overtaking previous top destination Japan. The Australian deliveries to Chinese…
Sembcorp Marine, the Singapore shipbuilding and repair yard owner, said its business has been substantially affected by Covid-19 slowing work on ships and platforms, including at yards with LNG vessels…
LNG Journal editor The Japanese oil, gas and LNG company Inpex, operator of the Ichthys LNG plant in northern Australia and developer of the Abadi LNG project in Indonesia, expects…
Free ReadAvenir LNG, the company owned by three Norwegian shipping firms and with six small-scale LNG carriers under construction in Asia, said it was obtaining debt financing to meet the remaining…
The Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco), the biggest crude oil production company and partly responsible for swamping the globe with oil supplies amid a demand plunge, reported a 25…
LNG Journal editor Kosmos Energy, the Dallas-based shareholder with BP of the UK in the floating LNG projects offshore Mauritania and Senegal, said it looked forward to building a self-funded…
LNG Journal editor The US Government forecasts that the nation’s liquefied natural gas exports will decline by around 17 percent as 2020 progresses, while overall natural gas output will also…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor The US and China were the two main centres of the growth in natural gas, though the demand expansion in these two markets slowed down compared with…
HAM Group, the Spanish natural gas and LNG fuel and transportation company, has widened its filling station network for trucks and automobiles by opening a new facility in province of…
GRTgaz, the French natural gas network operator and owner of LNG import terminals, has issued a report on gas flows and imports and exports during the Covid-19 crisis and the…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of the Federal Republic of Somalia has launched the former war-torn nation’s first offshore licensing round on a coast where…

News Nudges

More Eni gas for Egypt

Italian energy company Eni and UK major BP announced a new natural gas discovery in the “Great Nooros Area” of the Abu Madi West Development lease in the Nile Delta offshore Egypt and coupled with other finds in the block there is potential for LNG production. Eni said that there could be more than 4 trillion cubic feet of gas in place in the Great Nooros Area where there have been other discoveries since 2015.


Croatia LNG progress

A Chinese shipyard near Shanghai has completed the conversion works on a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and the vessel is expected to leave for the Balkan nation of Croatia at the end of September to be deployed at an island site in the northern Adriatic Sea. The vessel was converted at a subsidiary yard of Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding from a conventional carrier, the “Golar Viking” with 140,205 cubic metres capacity, to an FSRU re-named “LNG Croatia”.


Fluxys LNG by rail

Fluxys of Belgium said its Zeebrugge LNG import terminal would be organising more container loads by train after a first shipment was sent to Italy by rail operator Lineas in a Prima LNG container. “Intermodal LNG transport is an attractive proposition as it has several advantages. It reduces emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants while being more cost efficient and reaching new destinations across Europe,” said Fluxys. “The port of Zeebrugge offers particularly good connections with the four major rail hubs in Europe,” it added.