In this issue

 

LNG Journal editor Gaztransport and Technigaz (GGT), the Paris-based LNG maritime containment tank system designer, has received approval in principle for its Mark III Flex system from French classification society,…
Indian liquefied natural gas imports jumped for a fifth month of the current fiscal year as volumes received rose more than 10 percent with supplies coming from Atlantic Basin countries…
Vitol, the global commodities company, has signed a 10-year time charter agreement with South Korean company H-Line Shipping for a newbuild liquefied natural gas carrier as its portfolio expands with…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Fluxys Belgium reported record activity levels at the Zeebrugge liquefied natural gas import terminal in its first-half earnings for its regulated business and pointed out that the…
Italian natural gas network company Societa Nazionale Metanodotti (SNAM) has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in the OLT Offshore LNG Toscana company which operates the floating regasification terminal off…
LNG Journal editor The American Gas Association has welcomed the new natural gas transmission pipeline safety rules from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) as representing a consensus…
Free ReadGazprom of Russia, the world’s largest natural gas company and a main pipeline supplier to Western and Central Europe, is facing a phenomenon dating from the collapse of the Soviet…
Vitol pledges to help African nation to create additional asset values and develop expertise LNG Journal editor Vitol, the global commodities company, has set up a joint venture with the…
LNG Journal editor Mitsui OSK Lines, the Japanese shipping firm, has completed liquefied natural gas bunkering trials at the Port of Kobe as the company aims to help bring cleaner…
Free ReadJapanese liquefied natural gas and thermal coal imports dropped by around 20 percent in August because of the summer holiday, with even Australian and spot shipments falling while US and…
LNG Journal editor The US Cameron LNG export plant, developed by California-based utility Sempra Energy and partners, is suffering some technical problems though said it was managing to stick to…
Australia-listed Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd, and its Magnolia LNG project in the US state of Louisiana, has agreed to supply cargoes to a new terminal in Vietnam planned for the…
NextDecade Corp., the Texas LNG project company has signed an accord with Enbridge Inc, the Canadian pipeline company, to jointly develop pipelines in South Texas to take feed-gas to the…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Australian engineering and construction company, Clough, said it had won the contract to build the loadout line trestle off Kitimat in British Columbia for the Royal Dutch…

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.