In this issue

 

Free ReadEuropean classification society DNV GL entered into a joint development project with Chinese Huangpu-Wenchong Shipbuilding Co. for LNG dual-fuel containership. The project is for a 5,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) vessel…
Woodside, the Western Australia LNG liquefaction and export plant operator with stakes in three companies, has again voluntarily revealed its corporate income tax payments as a “proud” Australian company.
LNG Journal editor Qatargas, the leading global liquefaction and LNG export company, has achieved a landmark 2,000th cargo delivery to India to help the Asian nation’s transformation to the use…
The latest US Government short-term energy outlook addressed issued such as high US natural gas inventories and output as well as low prices and the impact on refined fuel from…
Free ReadEast Coast gas supply begins to be resolved while staying No. 1 ahead of Qatar LNG Journal editor Australian liquefied natural gas production in the third quarter of 2019 represented…
LNG Journal editor Lake Charles LNG, the US export project being pursued by pipeline and midstream company Energy Transfer and Royal Dutch Shell, has issued a tender package for engineering,…
Cedar LNG in Canada, a proposed floating export plant backed by the Haisla First Nation in the province of British Columbia, is the subject of a funding offer for citizens…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor CME Group, the global exchange and energy and commodities derivates trading and clearance platform operator, said it planned to offer the first futures contracts for liquefied natural…
McDermott International of the US and Chiyoda Corp. of Japan said they had reached the final commissioning stage at the Sempra Energy-operated Train two at the Cameron LNG export project…
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has carried out a construction inspection of the small-scale LNG liquefaction project in Providence, Rhode Island, being built under an expansion permit by the…
LNG Journal editor Australian liquefied natural gas operator Woodside said it had submitted its plans for the Sangomar Field Development project offshore Senegal, the West African nation also participating in…
Free ReadAustralia-Pacific LNG project shareholder Santos said it was set to advance with production expansion, including using the Barossa feed-gas field for Darwin LNG and investment in the construction of additional…
LNG Journal editor Qatar Petroleum and German utility Uniper are in firm talks on the supply of LNG by Qatargas to the proposed import terminal at the North Sea port…
LNG Journal editor Two Japanese shipbuilders, Imabari Shipbuilding and Japan Marine United, are forming an alliance to compete better against merging South Korean and Chinese shipyards, though will concentrate on…

News Nudges

Charter rates are steady

Shipping charter rates for LNG carriers in the spot market were steady. Rates were quoted at an average of between $33,000 per day and $30,000 per day West of Suez and at rates of between $32,000 per day and $29,000 per day East of Suez for vessels of between 155,000-165,000 cubic metres capacity, according to various brokers. One-year time charters were steady for the most modern vessels and were seen at rates of around $43,000 per day. Brokers said West of Suez activity included a handful of fixtures and free-on-board transactions.


Norwegian plant restart

Equinor of Norway said it would restart Europe’s only baseload LNG export plant at Hammerfest on June 18 after scheduled maintenance of several weeks has been completed. Equinor’s liquefaction plant shut-down reduced natural gas production by 18 million cubic metres per day from the Snohvit feed-gas field. The single-Train Hammerfest plant supplies cargoes to LNG import terminals such as those in Spain and in northwest Europe from the Netherlands to Lithuania.


Gladstone award for KBR

Energy engineer KBR was awarded an energy efficiency study from Australia’s Santos for its Gladstone LNG plant on Curtis Island in Queensland. KBR will assist GLNG in identifying potential modifications to boost the operations at the facility through improvements to thermal efficiency while also accounting for the associated reduction in carbon emissions. GLNG is a joint venture of Santos, Malaysia’s Petronas, France’s Total, and Korean Gas Corp.