In this issue

 

Our Asia editor Royal Dutch Shell and French energy company Engie, along with their Indian partners, have received government clearance for India's first liquefied natural gas import facility on the…
Noble Energy, the company with projects in the East Mediterranean and the key US shale-gas plays such as the Marcellus and Eagle Ford, was still advancing ventures through the downturn…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Chevron Corp. said Asia-Pacific liquefied natural gas supremo Melody Meyer who oversaw projects such as Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG in Australia and a major gas project in…
The US Cameron liquefied natural gas export venture in Louisiana has received conditional regulatory approval for its plans to construct two additional processing Trains for almost 10 million tonnes per…
Freeport LNG, the US import terminal being transformed into a liquefaction and export plant at Quintana Island, Texas, has named Bryan Frey as Global Head of LNG Marketing, effective from…
Our Asia editor The main UK liquefied natural gas truck-loading facility located at National Grid's Isle of Grain LNG import terminal, located 45 miles southeast of London, is boosting customer…
Caledonian MacBrayne, the ferry company in Scotland that serves the nation's islands and ports with its fleet of 30 car and passenger vessels, has seen construction started on its first…
The market for older tonnage was even more affected Our Europe editor Due to the increase of the liquefied natural gas carrier fleet by 27 vessels in 2015, combined with…
Our North America editor The Bear Head liquefied natural gas export project in the Canadian Atlantic coast province of Nova Scotia has become the most permitted LNG venture in the…
Goldboro LNG has become the second export project in the Canadian Atlantic coast province of Nova Scotia to receive all its US regulatory approvals to use feed-gas from across the…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Chiyoda Corp., one of the leading LNG companies, said it was awaiting a final investment decision on building a liquefaction plant in the southeast African nation of…
Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT), the French LNG storage tank technology provider for carriers, signed a cooperation agreement with the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering for the manufacture…
Fluor Corp., the US LNG and energy engineering company, was awarded the contract for another phase of the Cutbank Ridge project as part of the long-term development of natural gas…
Our North America editor British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said her provincial government was pursuing Canada's' liquefied natural gas development policies in the face of several setbacks and "unforeseen global…

News Nudges

Greek LNG progress

Greek LNG developer Gastrade said the binding phase of a market test for reservation of capacity at the floating LNG terminal proposed for offshore Alexandroupolis in northeastern Greece was successfully completed. “With an aggregate long-term profile of binding offers for up to 15 years, reaching 2.6 billion cubic metres per year, Greek and international natural gas companies, as well as end-consumers, confirmed their interest in the reservation of regasification capacity at the FSRU terminal,” said Gastrade.


Chinese natural gas

Chinese January-February domestic natural gas production rose 8 percent to 31.4 billion cubic metres with an average daily output of 520 million cubic metres, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Imports of pipeline natural gas and LNG together reached 17.80 million tonnes compared with 17.36MT in Jan-Feb 2019, up 2.6 percent year on year. Domestic crude oil output rose 3.7 percent year on year to 32MT from January to February, while imports increased 5.2 percent from a year earlier to 86.09MT.


Finnish China order

WE Tech Solutions of Finland, the shipping consultancy and equipment provider offering energy efficiency designs, has received a repeat order from Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. in China to deliver its “Solution Four” package for efficient power distribution for the third new battery and LNG-powered Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) ordered by United European Car Carriers (UECC).