In this issue

 

LNG News Editor:  Japanese liquefied natural gas imports dropped for a second month with year-on-year declines in Australian and US shipments while cargo volumes from Asia, the Middle East and…
Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova), the Sempra Energy subsidiary in Mexico with plans for LNG production and whose assets include stakes in four major Mexican natural gas pipelines, has successfully completed…
Free ReadThe Korean Register, the South Korean maritime classification society, said it had established a new LNG Fuel and Bunkering Simulation Center to help the nation acquire more expertise in the…
LNG News Editor:  Sovcomflot, the Russian shipping line with 31 gas carriers in operation or on order in an overall fleet of almost 150 vessels, has taken delivery of its…
The Russian government has reduced its target for energy cargo transportation to China and Asian nations by the Northern Sea Route with only shipments of LNG close to meeting projected…
LNG News Editor:  Burckhardt Compression, the Swiss manufacturer of compressor systems and a service provider for LNG and other markets, has continued its global expansion by agreeing to acquire the…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  The supply and demand for liquefied natural gas are expected to be significantly expanded in two of three scenarios outlined in the “BP Energy Outlook”, leading to…
Santos, the operator of the Gladstone LNG plant in Queensland and now the majority owner of the Darwin plant in the Northern Territory, welcomed the Australian Government’s plan to unlock…
LNG News Editor:  Evol LNG, the Western Australian provider of liquified natural gas as a fuel for remote power stations and marine bunkering and a subsidiary of the Australian Wesfarmers…
Gasum, the leading liquefied natural gas fuel company in the Nordic countries, has signed a contract with one of the region’s leading steel companies with a plant in Northern Norway,…
Free ReadAir Products receives order from Sonatrach to supply four cryogenic heat-exchangers LNG News Editor Air Products said it received an order from Algerian national energy company Sonatrach to supply four…
LNG News Editor:  Executives from the leading LNG companies in North America and India took centre stage at the Gastech Virtual Summit on the key issues facing the natural gas…
Venture Global, the US developer of three LNG export plants in Louisiana, has spoken at the Gastech Virtual Summit in favour of LNG in the energy transition as a counter…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  Keynote speakers at the first Gastech Virtual Summit, including Ministers from Singapore and Canada and the head of Integrated Gas at Royal Dutch Shell, have voiced optimism…

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.