In this issue

 

Italian natural gas network and LNG terminal operator Snam, Europe's first company to test the injection of a blend of hydrogen and natural gas into its grid, has signed a…
Free ReadGaztransport and Technigaz (GTT), the French LNG storage technology company, and the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) have received approval from the European classification society DNV for…
LNG News Editor:  The Arab Gulf state of Qatar has expanded its LNG horizon to return to the World No. 1 spot with a 10-year firm sales agreement with Chinese…
LNG News Editor:  Intercontinental Exchange, the leading US operator of global exchange platforms and clearing houses, said the LNG freight futures contracts based on Spark Commodities price assessments had a…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  French energy major Total said resumption of a full work programme scheduled at the Mozambique LNG export project had been postponed after another attack by extremists in…
French classification society Bureau Veritas has granted operational mode for the Torman LNG floating regasification unit (FRU) at Tema port in Ghana, opening the way for the West African nation…
ABB, the Swiss-Swedish power and systems company, said it was awarded a key contract for the Mozambique LNG export project in southeast Africa being developed by French energy major Total.
LNG News Editor:  ENN Group, the leading non-state energy company in China with LNG and city-gas assets, reported an increase in annual revenues and profits as its reach extended to…
Free ReadThe Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, reported a 44 percent drop in annual profits, though still earned a net $49 billion in 2020 as it posted record oil and…
Free Read‘Fast LNG’ liquefiers to produce economic LNG for growing portfolio of NFE’s terminals LNG News Editor:  Chart Industries, the US LNG equipment maker, and two other US engineering companies received…
LNG News Editor:  JERA Co. Inc., the largest Japanese liquefied natural gas buyer with 35 million tonnes per annum of volumes and control of a fleet of 20 LNG carriers,…
Free ReadJapan’s liquefied natural gas imports soared by more than 21 percent last month, backed by a doubling of US supplies and more cargoes from Asia and Russia as stocks were…
LNG News Editor:  Excelerate Energy, the experienced US floating liquefied natural gas import project company, has signed an accord with the European Balkans country of Albania to study the potential…
Elixir Energy, the Australian exploration and production company with plans for a small-scale liquefaction plant using coal-seam gas to provide clean fuel for trucks in Mongolia, is making progress in its…

News Nudges

Total-Siemens tech plans

French major Total and Siemens Energy of Germany have signed a technical collaboration agreement to study sustainable solutions for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions at liquefied natural gas plants and associated power generation facilities. “Each partner will bring together their best-in-class technologies and combine their know-how to deliver industrial-stage solutions such as combustion of clean hydrogen in gas turbines, competitive all-electrical liquefaction, optimized power generation, the integration of renewable energy in liquefaction plants’ power system,” explained Total.


Gas for Chechnya

Russian natural gas company Gazprom has opened the Mozdok-Grozny gas trunkline to improve supplies to the Chechen Republic, part of Russia's North Caucasian District and which was the subject of two separatist wars from 1994 to 2009. The pipeline crosses under 13 roads and six bodies of water, including the Terek River. An affiliated gas distribution station with an hourly capacity of 247,000 cubic metres was created as part of the project in the North Caucasus region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.


Charter rates rise

Shipping charter rates for LNG carriers in the spot market increased for West of Suez by around $13,500 per day to average between $55,000 per day and $51,000 per day for vessels of 155,000-165,000 cubic metres capacity. In the East of Suez charter market average rates rose by around $4,000 per day to between $43,000 per day and $39,000 per day, according to various brokers.