In this issue

 

LNG News Editor:  Turkey has defended its natural gas storage policies as it increases shipments of LNG from the US while also receiving gas supplies from Russian pipelines and from…
LNG News Editor:  LNG importer Kuwait has made its first natural gas discovery as an operator offshore during a drilling campaign in the waters of LNG exporting nation Indonesia.
LNG News Editor:  Avenir LNG, the Norwegian-listed small-scale LNG project developer and vessel owner, has entered into a long-term joint cooperation agreement (JCA) with Shanghai SIPG Energy Service Co.(SSES) a…
Free ReadDeltamarin has signed an agreement with China Merchants Industry (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. for the design and engineering of a new series of Höegh Autoliners Aurora-class Pure Car and Truck Carriers…
French major TotalEnergies has launched its first LNG bunkering operation for containerships at the West Mediterranean Port of Marseille Fos with an LNG-powered 15,000 twenty-foot units (TEU) containership re-fuelled.
Nord Stream II AG, the owner of the new Russian pipeline to bring supplies to Germany, said it registered a subsidiary for the German part of the pipeline to meet…
Free ReadWoodside Petroleum has joined to new politicised trend for energy companies to make political investment decisions after several years of intimidation by banks and environmental activists on climate change by…
Santos and Woodside have laid their earnings marks for other LNG companies to follow 
LNG News Editor:  Japanese liquefied natural gas imports dropped almost 9 percent in December as the nation formally ceded the No. 1 spot to China as the top LNG importer…
Free ReadKorea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering Co. (KSOE) the world's biggest shipbuilder by order backlog, has secured deals to build five vessels, including LNG-powered containerships, a week after the European Commission…
LNG News Editor:  Woodside, the Australian LNG plant operator, has completed the sale of a 49 percent non-operating participating interest in the second Pluto LNG train under development to Global…
New Fortress Energy has announced a cash distribution by Golar LNG Partners, an indirect subsidiary of New Fortress, the New York-based LNG-for-power company.
Woodside Energy Trading Singapore, a unit of the Western Australian LNG plant operator, has signed a heads of agreement with Commonwealth LNG of the US to negotiate a sale and…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  UK energy consultant Wood Mackenzie has issued a watch list for pipeline natural gas and LNG markets in 2022 and warning of uncertainty around pipeline imports and…

News Nudges

Chile LNG station

HAM Group of Spain, the developer of a growing European LNG filling station network, is also expanding into South America with a second LNG service station in Chile. HAM Chile will be in charge of the engineering process of the LNG station as part of a joint venture with regional operator Empresas Lipigas. The existing LNG station is located at the fuelling base of trucking company Transportes San Gabriel, in Linares, 300 kilometres south of the Chilean capital Santiago. HAM said the second station would be located in Tabolango in the Valparaíso region and about 10 kilometres from Concón, a coastal city in central Chile and will open in June.


Kyushu LNG trading

Kyushu Electric Power, a long-term LNG buyer with current long-term contracts with the Australian Gorgon LNG and Wheatstone LNG plants, has launched a new subsidiary for LNG trading. “Kyushu has launched a new subsidiary dedicated to supply to meet emerging demand,” said the company.


Novatek GDRs

Novatek, the Russian natural gas company and operator of the Yamal LNG plant in northern Siberia and the Arctic LNG II project hit by sanctions over the Ukraine invasion, has issued a notice through the London Stock Exchange on continuing its Global Depository Receipt (GDR) trading. “The Russian Federation Government Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investment authorized Novatek not to terminate its Global Depository Receipt (GDR) program and to continue GDR circulation outside the Russian Federation,” said the statement.