New ENN President
ENN Energy Holdings, the independent Chinese LNG importer and natural gas pipeline owner and distributor, said company President Liu Min had resigned from his position and as a director, citing family reasons. Liu will be replaced by Zhang Yuying. “Mr Liu has confirmed that there is no disagreement with the board and there is no matter relating to his resignation that needs to be brought to the attention of the shareholders of the company nor the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong,” said a statement.
BV bunker approval
French classification society Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore has granted an approval in principle to the design for a 19,000 cubic metres capacity dual-fuel LNG bunkering vessel with a GTT membrane type tank. The design is by Marinnov, a Paris-based consulting company created in 2007 and specializing in developing concepts for the industry and initiating projects for newbuilds or conversions. The vessel’s “Quadelprop” name reflects features in the design and propulsion arrangements to enable high maneuverability and station keeping.
Osaka Gas shale move
Osaka Gas, the Japanese utility and LNG buyer, has completed the purchase of a US upstream oil and gas firm, Sabine Oil and Gas Corp. from its parent company Sabine Holdings. As part of the sale, Osaka Gas said its US subsidiary would retain the current Sabine executive team and employees. Osaka Gas President Takehiro Honjo said he welcomed the acquisition of US expertise in shale development.