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Ophir Energy CEO says UK company’s plan makes progress Our Europe editor Ophir Energy Chief Executive Nick Cooper said the London-based company was still on track to take a final…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Australian energy company and major LNG stakeholder Santos said natural gas was the only fuel at present that could help clean up Asia and control carbon emissions,…
Our Europe editor Royal Dutch Shell said it first-quarter LNG sales volumes were 12.29 million tonnes, putting the company on track for around 48MT of LNG sales for the whole…
Bureau Veritas, the French classification society, said it reinforced its position in marine services where recent work included liquefied natural gas bunkering ship design, with the acquisition of a leading…
Engie’s new Chief Executive Isabelle Kocher has named a new group executive committee for the French energy company, including two liquefied natural gas executives, as it launches an ambitious transformation…
Our Europe editor Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT), the French owner of liquefied natural gas maritime and other storage tank technologies, has signed a contract to train personnel to operate the…
Chart Industries, the US manufacturer of equipment for the LNG and energy industries, swung to a first-quarter loss because of restructuring and acquisition-related costs, though logged a contract for an…
Our North America editor in New York The US subsidiary of French energy company Total has asked for more time to put together a possible appeal against fines of $216.6…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Origin Energy, a shareholder and coal-seam gas provider for the Australia Pacific LNG plant in Queensland, reported an improved quarterly performance thanks to the cargoes lifted from…
Air Products, the leading provider of LNG liquefaction equipment, posted adjusted quarterly net income from continuing operations of $397 million, up 18 percent compared with a year ago.
LNG trade returned to growth after three years of stagnation, according to according to a report from Cedigaz, the France-based consultants and information organization that publishes analyses and surveys of…
Our Europe editor French energy and liquefied natural gas engineering company Technip said it achieved its first-quarter objectives in the “harsh” downturn as it advanced the world’s first two floating…
Amec Foster Wheeler, the energy and LNG engineering and construction company, said it had appointment Jonathan Lewis from US company Halliburton as its new Chief Executive with effect from 1…
Our North America editor in New York FMC Technologies Inc., the US-based energy and liquefied natural gas project contractor and services supplier, posted a first-quarter drop of 29 percent in…

News Nudges

Algeria gas hand-over

Sonatrach, the Algerian state energy company and operator of two LNG export plants on the North African coast, signed its acceptance of the Touat gas project in southwest Algeria being passed to Groupement Touat Gaz (GTG), a joint venture between Sonatrach and Neptune Energy of the UK. Operation of the facility had previously been in the hands of the project contractor, Spain’s Técnicas Reunidas, since the first gas was sent into the Algerian domestic gas pipeline network in September 2019.


Brunei LNG contract

Brunei LNG has awarded a 10-year contract to local company SPHI Marine to supply three tugboats and one anchor-handling tug to support shipping operations at the Lumut facility. SPHI said the contract included a five-year extension option. The Brunei-owned and flagged vessels will replace the tugs of Dutch firm Kotug, which are currently servicing the LNG plant.


Korea energy orders fall

South Korean shipyards are expecting new firm LNG carrier orders after Qatar booked construction berths, but no new orders have been received in 2020 for oil and gas platforms or offshore facilities, reflecting the depressed state of the energy market. Hyundai Heavy Industries has received no orders for offshore facilities since October 2018 when it signed a $450 million deal with a US oil developer LLOG Exploration to build a floating production system, according to the latest data.