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Sempra Energy, operator of the Cameron LNG plant in Louisiana, sold its majority stake in the Peruvian power distribution company Luz del Sur to China Yangtze Power International for $3.59…
LNG Journal editor Excelerate Energy, the US floating liquefied natural gas terminal developer, has received permission to proceed with its Luzon LNG import project in the Bay of Batangas in…
Tellurian Inc., the developer of the US Driftwood LNG export plant planning to supply nations such as India and with Indian company Petronet investing in the venture, said it was…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Thailand is building a new LNG import terminal near the current Map Ta Phut terminal in eastern Rayong province with the first phase costing 28 billion baht…
LNG Journal editor Qatar Petroleum has spoken up for the producer side at the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference in Tokyo while also encouraging importers and nations currently without LNG to take…
Royal Dutch Shell said its Queensland Curtis coal-seam-gas-to-LNG plant on Curtis island near Gladstone has just shipped its 500th cargo since coming onstream in 2014.
Free ReadGaztransport and Technigaz (GGT), the French LNG containment tank system designer, has signed a contract to provide storage for three gravity-based structures that will form the liquefaction and export operations…
LNG Journal editor Oil Search Managing Director Peter Botten, one of the leading figures in Papua New Guinea oil and gas development over the past 26 years and who had…
Dominion Energy, the power and natural gas operator and owner of the Cove Point LNG plant in Maryland, has made changes in responsibilities to build a senior leadership team under…
French major buoyed by Occidental Petroleum African assets and growing equity LNG LNG Journal editor French energy major Total is strengthening its global position in the liquefied natural gas markets…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor The French CMA CGM shipping group, one of the world’s largest container vessel operators with over 500 ships, has attended the launching of the first of its…
Novatek, operator of the Yamal LNG plant and lead developer of the Arctic II LNG project, has signed an agreement with Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines to cooperate on…
LNG Journal editor McDermott International, said it had received unsolicited approaches to sell all or part of its Lummus Technology business with a valuation exceeding $2.5 billion and analysts said…
Chart Industries, the maker of equipment for the liquefied natural gas and industrial gas industries, said it was awarded the contract to supply four LNG fuel tanks for the marine…

News Nudges

Spain LNG purchase

HAM Group of Spain, an LNG and compressed natural gas fuel and bunkering services firm, said it acquired FNX Liquid Natural Gas, a small-scale natural gas liquefaction company based in the Basque company of northwest Spain. FNX focuses on the design, manufacturing and installation of mini liquefaction plants, also including equipment for processing natural gas from wells and other sources. FNX has its own manufacturing facilities in the North of Spain for the design, construction and design of equipment.


Turkey LNG station

Royal Dutch Shell and Turcas Petrol have opened the first liquefied natural gas filling station in Turkey. The facility was started up under a long-term fuel stations agreement between the two companies. The new filling station is in the town of Sapanca on the Istanbul-Ankara highway, one of the busiest roads for freight trucking to and from southeast and central Europe. Turcas Petrol and Shell have had a joint venture accord since 2005 for the development and distribution of fuel products and lubricants in Turkey.


Qatar honors veteran

Qatar Petroleum hosted a farewell in honour of Issa Shahin Al-Ghanim who joined Qatar Petroleum's Corporate Planning Department in 1990 before the first LNG Train came on stream at Ras Laffan seven years later in 1997. Al-Ghanim became the director of the department in 1993, after which he was appointed as director of Strategic Planning and Policy in 2009.