In this issue

 

The Brownsville Ship Channel is making progress in its development as one of the major liquefied natural gas export waterways with the owner of the Rio Grande LNG project financing…
LNG Journal editor Finnish natural gas company Gasum, an LNG supplier and infrastructure operator in Finland, Sweden and Norway reported lower profits and volumes ahead of the opening up of…
LNG Journal editor Sempra Energy said the Cameron liquefied natural gas export plant at Hackberry in Louisiana was in the final stages of commissioning and production would be starting soon…
LNG Journal editor Gibraltar has formally opened its liquified natural gas import terminal as the British overseas territory switches from diesel power to gas-fired electricity and promotes cleaner fuel for…
Bahrain, which is set to start LNG imports soon, has signed an exploration and production sharing agreement with Eni, the Italian energy company with a recent record of huge natural…
Flex LNG, the growing LNG shipping company with four vessels operating and nine others on order and whose largest shareholder is a trust firm controlled by Norwegian magnate John Fredriksen,…
LNG Journal editor Cheniere Energy, the owner of the Sabine Pass LNG export project in Louisiana and the Corpus Christi facility in Texas, posted first-quarter revenues of $2.26 billion, slightly…
Tellurian, the developer of the Driftwood LNG export plant near Lake Charles in Louisiana, is proceeding with its plans that now may include a fourth pipeline as it posted a…
North Field expansion will increase the Arab Gulf nation’s LNG output to 110 MTPA LNG Journal editor Qatar Petroleum has issued an invitation to tender for the reservation of ship…
LNG Journal editor Venture Global, the US LNG project developer with two export plants proposed for Louisiana, has filed with regulators to permit its construction of a third plant in…
NextDecade Corp. said it received bid packages from US companies Bechtel Inc. and Fluor Corp. relating to the engineering, procurement and construction contracts for its Rio Grande export project in…
LNG Journal editor Sempra Energy, the California utility developing LNG export plants in the US and Mexico, said its Port Arthur LNG project in Texas that will supply nations such…
The US Annova liquefied natural gas export project planned for the south bank of the Brownsville Ship Channel in Texas, and whose owners include Chicago-based power company Exelon Corp., is…
Tellurian Inc. said it welcomed the issuing of the order from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granting authorization for its Driftwood LNG export project to go ahead at Lake…

News Nudges

NextDecade LNG post

NextDecade Corp., the developer of the Rio Grande and Galveston Bay LNG export projects in Texas, said its board had elected Matthew W. Bonanno, a non-executive director, to act as interim Chairman following the recent untimely death of Chairman Kathleen M. Eisbrenner. The board expects to appoint a permanent Chairman by NextDecade’s annual meeting of stockholders in July 2019. “Kathleen will be missed by all of us on the board,” said Bonanno.


Zhejiang terminals

Zhejiang Energy, a state-owned company in the eastern Zhejiang province, has signed a cooperation agreement with power and gas company Shenzhen Energy to jointly develop an LNG import terminal on the province’s Liuheng Island. This is Zhejiang Energy’s second terminal project and its first phase would provide 3 million tonnes per annum of capacity and would double in a second phase. The Liuheng Island terminal would include a jetty capable of handling the largest carriers from Qatar with capacity of 266,000 cubic metres and three storage tanks, each of 200,000 cubic metres capacity.


Inpex LNG forecasts

Inpex said that its net sales for the year ending December 2019 are expected to increase mainly due to Australian LNG output. “A steady production ramp-up at the Ichthys LNG project and the commencement of production at the Prelude FLNG project will be offset by an expected drop in crude oil prices,” said Inpex.