In this issue

 

Santos, the Australian LNG plant operator and stakeholder, said it reached an agreement to align the company’s interests, under Santos operatorship across four exploration permits in the Bonaparte Basin offshore…
LNG Journal editor Kosmos Energy, a main partner in the BP-led floating liquefied natural gas projects offshore Senegal and Mauritania in West Africa, has announced key management changes as its…
The US Annova liquefied natural gas export project planned for the south bank of the Brownsville Ship Channel in Texas, and whose owners include Chicago-based power company Exelon Corp., has…
LNG Journal editor Noble Energy, the US exploration and production company with interests offshore the East Mediterranean and Equatorial Guinea, reported higher annual sales and said the first phase of…
LNG Journal editor JGC Corp. of Japan, one of the leading global energy engineering companies, has posted lower sales and income in the third quarter of its fiscal year as…
The Japanese-French European LNG bunkering joint venture of Mitsubishi Corp, NYK Line and the utility Engie has signed a firm deal to sell fuel for LNG-powered crude oil shuttle tankers…
Steelhead LNG has stopped work on the Kwispaa LNG project in Sarita Bay on Vancouver Island’s west coast, casting some doubt on the future strategy of the joint venture on…
LNG Journal editor Gazprom, the Russian natural gas company, and China National Petroleum Corp. have held talks about pipeline supplies from Russia that would eventually challenge LNG shipments and Gazprom…
China National Petroleum Corp., the world's third-largest energy company, plans to build 23 new natural gas storage facilities and expand 10 existing ones to help the nation have flexibility in…
There are prospects of up to $500M of new potential and large LNG orders in coming year LNG Journal editor Chart Industries, the US LNG equipment-maker and supplier to the liquid gas…
LNG Journal editor Chiyoda Corp., the Japanese engineering company with seven large-scale recent, current and future liquefaction contracts, has posted operational losses related to several LNG projects, including the Cameron…
US natural gas supply flows to meet the winter season peak demand in New England has been helped by the Northeast Gateway deepwater LNG import facility using floating storage and…
LNG Journal editor Royal Dutch Shell said it was taking its time to start commercial operations from its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas project offshore northwest Australia to make sure…
OLT Offshore LNG Toscana, the Italian floating storage and regasification unit deployed offshore Tuscany, is working at almost 100 percent of its capacity less than a year after the implementation…

News Nudges

NextDecade LNG post

NextDecade Corp., the developer of the Rio Grande and Galveston Bay LNG export projects in Texas, said its board had elected Matthew W. Bonanno, a non-executive director, to act as interim Chairman following the recent untimely death of Chairman Kathleen M. Eisbrenner. The board expects to appoint a permanent Chairman by NextDecade’s annual meeting of stockholders in July 2019. “Kathleen will be missed by all of us on the board,” said Bonanno.


Zhejiang terminals

Zhejiang Energy, a state-owned company in the eastern Zhejiang province, has signed a cooperation agreement with power and gas company Shenzhen Energy to jointly develop an LNG import terminal on the province’s Liuheng Island. This is Zhejiang Energy’s second terminal project and its first phase would provide 3 million tonnes per annum of capacity and would double in a second phase. The Liuheng Island terminal would include a jetty capable of handling the largest carriers from Qatar with capacity of 266,000 cubic metres and three storage tanks, each of 200,000 cubic metres capacity.


Inpex LNG forecasts

Inpex said that its net sales for the year ending December 2019 are expected to increase mainly due to Australian LNG output. “A steady production ramp-up at the Ichthys LNG project and the commencement of production at the Prelude FLNG project will be offset by an expected drop in crude oil prices,” said Inpex.