In this issue

 

LNG Journal editor Qatar Petroleum and German utility Uniper are in firm talks on the supply of LNG by Qatargas to the proposed import terminal at the North Sea port…
LNG Journal editor Two Japanese shipbuilders, Imabari Shipbuilding and Japan Marine United, are forming an alliance to compete better against merging South Korean and Chinese shipyards, though will concentrate on…
Free ReadDelek Group, the Israeli company developing the Leviathan gas field offshore Israel with Noble Energy of the US, confirmed the start of first gas deliveries in December and ongoing plans…
GRTgaz, the French natural gas network operator and whose subsidiary manages three LNG import terminals, said no supply problems were foreseen this winter season and added that send-outs of LNG…
LNG Journal editor French energy major Total and Japanese shipping company Mitsui Osk Lines have signed a long-term charter contract for a second large LNG bunkering vessel to be delivered…
Free ReadGaztransport and Technigaz (GTT), the French technology firm for designs of systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas, said it signed a technical and licensing agreement…
Natural gas utility company boosts presence with ‘Blue Skies’ message LNG Journal editor China Gas Holdings, the largest independent Chinese city-gas distributor and owner of 555 filling stations for gas-powered vehicles, posted…
LNG Journal editor Qatar Petroleum said it would now raise production capacity to 126 million tons per annum by 2027, an additional 16 MTPA from the previous expansion plan and…
Qatar Petroleum said the fabrication has been completed of the first two steel tubular structures required for offshore facilities as part of its North Field Expansion (NFE) project to increase…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his wife have attended the naming ceremony near the port of Busan in South Korea of the second liquefied natural gas…
South Korea has completed the construction of a liquefied natural gas storage and distribution facility on the southern resort island of Jeju to help bring security of power supply while…
Indian liquefied natural gas imports rose for a seventh month in the current fiscal year as the increase in volumes gathered pace with cargoes arriving from Qatar and West African…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Norwegian-listed engineering company Subsea 7 SA said it would be going ahead with a substantial contract for the second phase of the Julimar-Brunello fields development project linked…
The American Bureau of Shipping, the US classification society, has awarded an approval in principle to Samsung Heavy Industries for an LNG boil-off gas expander system that will become one…

News Nudges

Greek LNG progress

Greek LNG developer Gastrade said the binding phase of a market test for reservation of capacity at the floating LNG terminal proposed for offshore Alexandroupolis in northeastern Greece was successfully completed. “With an aggregate long-term profile of binding offers for up to 15 years, reaching 2.6 billion cubic metres per year, Greek and international natural gas companies, as well as end-consumers, confirmed their interest in the reservation of regasification capacity at the FSRU terminal,” said Gastrade.


Chinese natural gas

Chinese January-February domestic natural gas production rose 8 percent to 31.4 billion cubic metres with an average daily output of 520 million cubic metres, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Imports of pipeline natural gas and LNG together reached 17.80 million tonnes compared with 17.36MT in Jan-Feb 2019, up 2.6 percent year on year. Domestic crude oil output rose 3.7 percent year on year to 32MT from January to February, while imports increased 5.2 percent from a year earlier to 86.09MT.


Finnish China order

WE Tech Solutions of Finland, the shipping consultancy and equipment provider offering energy efficiency designs, has received a repeat order from Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. in China to deliver its “Solution Four” package for efficient power distribution for the third new battery and LNG-powered Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) ordered by United European Car Carriers (UECC).