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Sempra Energy, the California utility and liquefied natural gas developer, said its Cameron LNG export project in Louisiana was facing construction delays because of heavy rains affecting work schedules and…
Our Europe editor Royal Dutch Shell said LNG sales volumes for the third quarter amounted to 15.23 million tonnes and were 54 percent higher than for the same quarter a…
Royal Dutch Shell and energy partners from Singapore and the UK have started a drilling programme covering two wells as part of the possible development of a liquefied natural gas…
Our Asia-Pacific editor China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., known as Sinopec, has taken delivery of its first dedicated vessel to ship cargoes from the Australian Pacific LNG plant in the…
The Latin American state of Colombia could soon be receiving US LNG cargoes from the Sabine Pass plant in Louisiana as its first import facility prepares to start operations after…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Chevron Corp. and its Wheatstone LNG project partners in Western Australia will need to provide additional investment as completing the delayed venture is expected to cost US$5…
LNG Ltd., the Australian LNG project developer, said it was continuing to follow a marketing-led strategy for its two North American export projects on the US Gulf Coast and Canada…
Belgian shipping company Exmar said it was continuing to discuss the acquisition by Royal Vopak of the Netherlands, the global petroleum storage company, of its LNG Floating Storage and Regasification…
Belgian shipping company Exmar said it was continuing to discuss the acquisition by Royal Vopak of the Netherlands, the global petroleum storage company, of its LNG Floating Storage and Regasification…
OLT Offshore LNG Toscana, the Italian owner of the import facility deployed offshore the Mediterranean coast, will again provide peak-shaving services for the natural gas network and has launched a…
Our North America editor in New York US company Noble Energy reported record natural gas sales to Israel from its Tamar field in the East Mediterranean where the even larger…
Our Europe Editor French energy and LNG engineering company Technip said it was advancing strongly towards its merger with US company FMC Technology as a recovery was senses in the…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Energy and liquefied natural gas engineering companies JGC Corp. of Japan and KBR of the US are taking part in a front-end engineering and design run-off to…
Kobe Steel of Japan said it received an order for two screw compressors for use with marine dual-fuel engines in a liquefied natural gas carrier being built for a joint…

News Nudges

Poland LNG boost

Poland signed contracts worth $483 million to expand the LNG import terminal at Swinoujscie on the Baltic Sea coast to 6 million tonnes per annum of capacity from the current 3.7 MTPA by 2023. The contract was signed on the Polish side by network operator Gaz-System and the ports of Szczecin and Swinoujscie and on the engineering side by the two contractors, Porr AG of Germany and Bonn-based European LNG specialists TGE Gas Engineering.


Souki enhanced Tellurian role

Tellurian Inc., developer of the Driftwood LNG project near Lake Charles in Louisiana, has named Charif Souki as Executive Chairman. Souki had been Tellurian’s non-executive Chairman since founding the firm in February 2016 after he departed as Chief Executive of Cheniere Energy. “I am re-engaging to provide additional support to Tellurian, a company I co-founded with Martin Houston, using personal and friends and family funds,” said Souki.


LNG-fueled RoRo ships

The Chinese CIMC Raffles shipyard at Yantai in Shandong province has started building a second LNG-powered roll-on-roll-off ship for Sweden’s Wallenius Sol venture. The ice-class vessel is one of two on order and will have two Type-C LNG tanks with capacity of 685 cubic metres each. The Gothenburg-based Swedish shipping company is a joint venture formed by Wallenius Lines and Svenska Orient Linien. Once delivered in 2021, the two vessels will enter into service in the Baltic Sea trading routes.