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Dutch utility Gasunie, the owner with Vopak of Rotterdam's Gate LNG import terminal, said that from mid-2016 small-scale LNG carriers would be able to load cargoes from the new break-bulk…
Our Asia-Pacific editor The Japanese government said the average price of spot liquefied natural gas cargoes imported into Japan last month was $7.50 per million British thermal units compared with…
Liquefied natural gas import prices for Japan can be expected to remain low until the middle of 2016, according to the latest Japanese perspective on the international energy landscape and…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Bechtel Inc., the San Francisco-based liquefied natural gas plant builder, said it was still working on two of the six liquefaction Trains it was contracted to construct…
The three-month countdown has begun for the most important liquefied natural gas conference to take place in recent years, the LNG 18 event scheduled for April 11-15 at the Perth…
Danish shipping company orders two more support vessels for Australian LNG plant
Our North America editor Canada's National Energy Board has awarded its first 40-year liquefied natural gas export licence to the Royal Dutch Shell-led joint venture with three Asian companies, including…
A former Canadian gold and silver mining town on the northern Pacific Coast of British Columbia may become the location of a liquefied natural gas project after regulators awarded an…
Our Asia-Pacific editor InterOil Corp., the Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas plant developer and stakeholder, has told US investors that its project was on course to produce the lowest-priced…
LNG Canada, the proposed export plant led by Royal Dutch Shell and to be sited near the British Columbia Pacific coast town of Kitimat, has received a facility development permit…
Our North America editor TransCanada Corp., the main Canadian LNG feed-gas pipeline company with contracts to bring shale-gas from the Montney shale in northeast British Columbia to the Pacific coast,…
Our Europe editor The price of oil-linked LNG has taken a further hit as the price of North Sea Brent crude dropped to an 11-year low on concern about global…
China Insurance Investment Ltd., backed by Chinese insurance companies and local equity funds, plans to direct part of its 40 billion yuan ($6 billion) in assets to the Russian Yamal…
Chinese energy company Sinopec, a shareholder in the Australia Pacific LNG project, said its Fuling shale-gas venture in Chongqing in southwest China now had annual production capacity of 5 billion…

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.