In this issue

 

LNG Journal editor Elba Island LNG, the small US export facility near Savannah in Georgia, has been given permission by regulators to begin commissioning the eighth processing Train of its…
Royal Dutch Shell has sold its shale-gas assets in the Appalachian Basin of Pennsylvania for $541 million as it moved to reorganize its global business as it prepares for the…
Texas LNG Brownsville, the mid-scale export plant proposed by industry veterans Vivek Chandra and Langtry Meyer, has been handed a ruling by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that it…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the LNG and compressed natural gas filling station company with a network of 550 stations across the US and Canada and partly owned…
LNG Journal editor South Korea’s three main shipyards, the leading builders of LNG carriers, have received only half the orders they brought in a year ago because of the worldwide…
LNG Journal editor LNG supplier Nauticor, a subsidiary of the Nordic energy company Gasum, has conducted the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation for an LNG-powered product tanker in Germany near…
Free ReadThe Australian-listed developer of the US Magnolia LNG plant in Louisiana with an export accord to supply cargoes for Vietnam has run out of money and time after a takeover…
The LNG Marine Fuel Institute formed in Australia to help improve access to bunkering has praised the first move by the Pilbara Port Authority in Western Australia.
LNG Journal editor ExxonMobil Chairman and Chief Executive Darren W. Woods said the US major was still committed to its Mozambique liquefied natural gas project as well as to other…
TC Energy will close the sale of a majority stake in the Coastal GasLink Pipeline to two equity funds by June and will also offer 20 Canadian First Nations a…
Free ReadHouston-based Cheniere hopes to sign more agreements with buyers In Europe or Asia LNG Journal editor Cheniere Energy, the leading US LNG export company through its Sabine Pass plant in…
LNG Journal editor Tellurian Inc., the developer of the US Driftwood project near Lake Chares, has raised some additional institutional investor funds to give it more time to secure offtake…
The Rio Grande LNG export project being built by NextDecade Corp. on a 980-acre site in the Port of Brownsville in Texas has extended the validity dates to July 2020…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Origin Energy, a shareholder in the Australia-Pacific LNG plant in Queensland with ConocoPhillips and China’s Sinopec, said the first review of the Chinese company’s long-term cargo contract…

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.