In this issue

 

Our Europe editor The liquefied natural gas construction industry has enjoyed a sustained boom thanks to healthy order books for new LNG projects, especially in the US and Australia. It…
Global natural gas trade is expanding and LNG is increasing more rapidly than pipeline gas and there will be ample supply of LNG cargoes over the medium term, the International…
Our Europe editor Gaz Metro LNG, a unit of the largest natural gas company in the Canadian province of Quebec, has signed commercial agreements with UK National Grid's New England…
Crowley Maritime Corp.'s petroleum distribution group has been granted approval by the US Department of Energy and the National Energy Board of Canada to import Canadian-sourced LNG for supply, transportation…
Our North America editor New York State has vetoed the previously approved Port Ambrose LNG Deepwater Port offshore New York City and New Jersey, with the New York Governor saying…
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…

News Nudges

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.