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Our Asia-Pacific editor Reliance Industries, the Indian conglomerate with domestic natural gas and US shale-gas interests as well as other businesses, said full-year revenue from the oil and natural gas…
The US Department of Energy’s has published data on liquefied natural gas exports for the first quarter of 2016, showing prices of LNG sold from the Cheniere Energy plant at…
Our North America editor in New York Driftwood LNG, a US export development company owned by former Cheniere Energy Chief Executive Chafir Souki and ex-BG Group LNG chief Martin Houston,…
Cheniere Energy, the first liquefied natural gas exporter from the US Gulf Coast after its Sabine Pass liquefaction plant in Louisiana began operations in February, saw its shares surge more…
Our North America editor in New York The US Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia held a ceremonial keel-laying for a second product tanker in a four-vessel LNG-Ready order for American Petroleum…
Liquefaction plant builders around the world feel oil price pressures Our Asia-Pacific editor Japanese liquefied natural gas LNG engineers JGC Corp and Chiyoda Corp have been hurt by the global…
Our Asia-Pacific editor The Japanese government has developed a new strategy for liquefied natural gas in response to the changes in the market, including the start of exports from the…
Air Products of the US, the leading maker of liquefied natural gas processing equipment, has sold its Performance Materials Division (PMD) to Germany’s Evonik Industries AG, a specialty chemicals and…
Our North America editor Royal Dutch Shell has taken delivery of a third liquefied natural gas-powered Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) at Port Fourchon on the Louisiana Gulf Coast.
Venture Global LNG, a Washington DC-based company, said it raised additional equity investments for the two liquefaction and LNG export plants it is developing in Louisiana, one at Plaquemines on…
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized Cameron LNG, being developed by California-based Sempra Energy and Japanese and French investors, to build two additional liquefaction Trains and five in…
Our Europe editor BMT Group Ltd, the London-based engineering consultant, was awarded the owner’s engineer and lead design consultancy contract for the development of a liquefied natural gas storage and…
Kosmos Energy, a US exploration and development company based in Dallas, Texas, said it was pushing ahead with its plans for a liquefied natural gas project in West Africa using…
Our Europe editor Flogas Britain, the liquefied natural gas provider for commercial and industrial customers, has signed a landmark deal with UK gas distribution company SGN to supply LNG to…

News Nudges

Woodside’s pipeline deal

Woodside, the Western Australian LNG plant operator, said it signed a long-term gas sale and purchase agreement with the Worsley Alumina joint venture for the supply of pipeline gas. Woodside said the natural gas will be supplied to the joint venture from Woodside’s portfolio of domestic gas facilities, including the North West Shelf, Pluto and Wheatstone plants from where LNG is also exported. The Worsley Alumina bauxite mine and alumina plant is located in the southwest corner of Western Australia.


Russian LNG east route

Novatek, the Russian natural gas company and LNG plant operator, said that the ice-class LNG carrier “Vladimir Rusanov” completed the Northern Sea Route passage in the Eastern direction and delivered a cargo from the company’s Yamal LNG plant in the port of Sabetta in Siberia to the port of Tianjin in northeast China. “The 172,000 cubic metres capacity 'Vladimir Rusanov' transited the ice-covered part of the route in only six days, setting a new record for independent passage via the NSR without ice-breaking support with cargo on board,” said Novatek.


Stolt-Nielsen LNG ship

Stolt-Nielsen, the Norwegian shipping and services company, has launched the first of two 7,500 cubic metres capacity liquefied natural gas carriers ordered from the Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China. The ship was designed for Stolt-Nielsen by Marine Engineering Services (MES) of Italy. The Italian firm said in a statement that the China-built vessel was launched during the night of the 20th of July.