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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…
Out Asia-Pacific editor Australian liquefied natural gas player Origin Energy and a joint venture partner have decided to go ahead with investments in the Waitsia gas field project in the…
Woodside Petroleum, Australia's largest LNG operator, said it made a natural gas discovery with good potential in the Rakhine Basin deep water block offshore Myanmar.
Our Asia-Pacific editor Petronet LNG, the largest Indian liquefied natural gas importer, has altered the economics of the market in India by securing a 50 percent price cut in deliveries…
Australian LNG and energy engineering company Clough said the Clough-Amec joint venture was awarded a new three-year contract by ConocoPhillips to provide asset support and operations and maintenance services to…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Pakistan's first liquefied natural import facility in Port Qasim, located on a channel of the Indus River east of the city of Karachi, has regasified around 1…
Malaysian energy company Petronas said it had reached the 95 percent completion point with the world's first floating liquefied natural gas production hull that will be deployed over the Kanowit…

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.