In this issue

 

Free ReadNorway, the only European LNG exporter from its own plant, has signalled that exploration and production investment on the Norwegian Continental Shelf is alive and well with 33 energy companies…
The first Ultra Large Container Vessel to will be joined by ‘Champs Elysées’ and seven other ships LNG News Editor The France-based global container shipping line, CMA CGM, has seen…
Venture Global has told regulators it was making steady progress on the Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana, expected to come on stream in 2022 along with the TransCameron…
Free ReadThe US Golden Pass LNG export project on the Gulf Coast, owned by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil, is requesting authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin the work…
Free ReadThe Canadian business of Clough Enercore is rebranding to fully integrate into Clough’s North American unit whose project contracts have spanned work for ventures such as LNG Canada, Freeport LNG…
TC Energy Corp., the leading North American pipeline company supplying natural gas to the US and Mexico and feed-gas for projects such as LNG Canada, has announced the retirement of…
China Gas Holdings, one of the leading non-state controlled companies in the Chinese sector involved in city-gas and LNG, has been included in the Hang Seng Shanghai-Shenzhen-Hong Kong 300 Index…
Free ReadDNV GL, the European maritime classification society, has released its marine fuel forecasts through 2050 with liquefied natural gas being one of the preferred options even over the new hyped…
French energy major Total and Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines have attended a naming ceremony in the Dutch port of Rotterdam for the “Gas Agility”, the world’s largest LNG…
Indian liquefied natural gas monthly imports increased again in August as shipments to Asia gathered pace along with economic activity with September cargoes also pointing at India from Australia and…
Keppel Offshore and Marine, the Singapore shipbuilding and conversions company, has signed a contract for the first LNG floating regasification and storage unit that will be deployed in the Latin…
Free ReadKawasaki Heavy Industries has held a naming ceremony at the Sakaide shipyard for Japan’s first liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel, the “Kaguya”, as Japanese companies respond to the International Maritime…
Fluxys Belgium said first-half net profits increased in a market little affected by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic as the Zeebrugge LNG import terminal experienced record traffic and there…
Sempra Energy’s Mexican subsidiary IEnova said objections had been formally lodged against its Pacific Coast Costa Azul liquefied natural gas export plant in the nearby city of Ensenada.

News Nudges

Azeri gas for EU

Azerbaijan, the former republic of the Soviet Union, has started commercial natural gas supplies to southern Europe via the Trans- Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in competition to LNG and Russian pipeline gas from Gazprom. The TAP pipeline is 3,500 kilometres in length and is part of the $40-billion Southern Gas Corridor bringing natural gas to Europe from the Shah Deniz II field in the Caspian Sea, operated by UK oil and gas major BP. Azerbaijan plans to supply the markets of the European Union with 10 billion cubic metres per annum of pipeline gas, including 8 Bcm to Italy and a combined 2 Bcm to Greece and Bulgaria.


Capital ship delivery

Capital Gas Ship Management Corp., the Greek company based in the port of Piraeus, has taken delivery of the LNG carrier newbuild, the “Aristidis I”, from the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. The “Arisidis I” has been chartered to BP Shipping of the UK for a period up to 12 years. “With cargo capacity of 174,000 cubic metres, the vessel is highly efficient, propelled with XDF engines and equipped with the latest available technologies, including an air lubrication system and increased filling limits (up to 93.5 percent),” said Capital Gas.


Pan Ocean newbuild

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has signed a deal valued at 199 billion South Korean won ($185 million), to build a liquefied natural gas carrier for the South Korean shipping company Pan Ocean Co. The Korean shipping line has delivered cargoes of LNG since 2008 for the nation’s largest importer, Korea Gas Corp.