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Dutch natural gas company Gasunie, a shareholder in the Rotterdam Gate LNG terminal, has issued its latest survey showing supply and transit routes and its own markets overview indicating more…
Our North America editor Energy Transfer Equity, lead developer of the US Lake Charles LNG export project in Louisiana, said the venture would definitely go ahead and described it as…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Japanese energy company and LNG project developer, Inpex Corp, has completed the laying of the longest subsea pipeline in the Southern Hemisphere in 16 months to bring…
Origin Energy, the upstream partner in the Australia Pacific LNG project with ConocoPhillips and China’s Sinopec, said the venture would produce LNG within a month and ship its first cargo…
Our Europe editor Golar LNG has signed a firm contract to provide a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) to support cargo imports by the West African nation of Ghana…
French LNG player and utility Engie, which most recently signed a supply contract with the Sabine Pass US export plant, said nine-month revenues plunged more than 38 percent at its…
Our North America editor Hawaii Gas, with operations on six islands of the US state, is planning to award contracts within months under its plan to import liquefied natural gas,…
Our North America editor US natural gas prices for next-day delivery at the Henry Hub hit their lowest point since April 2012 at $1.92 per million British thermal units, though…
Cheniere Energy's US Sabine Pass LNG export plant is scheduled to ship its first cargo by the end of January 2016 and the Houston-based company's other liquefaction project at Corpus…
Our Europe editor Chevron Corp. has started natural gas and oil production from an offshore field that spans the national boundaries for the first time of two African nations, one…
South African energy producer Sasol has jumped into the Mozambique LNG feed-gas equation by securing an exploration block shareholding with Italian energy producer Eni and others in a new bid…
Wison Offshore and Marine, the Chinese shipbuilder involved in LNG projects at its Nantong shipyard, has secured 4 billion Yuan ($630 million) financing from China Minsheng Bank.
Our Europe editor Royal Dutch Shell's second liquefied natural gas-powered offshore supply vessel "Harvey Power" has taken to the water in the US Gulf of Mexico and will serve platforms…
Crowley Maritime Corp., the US shipping line, held a naming ceremony on November 3 for the first of four new Jones Act oil products tankers with liquefied natural gas conversion…

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.