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LNG Journal editor NextDecade Corp., the developer of the Rio Grande LNG export project, said the US Department of Energy issued an order granting authorization to export cargoes to non-free…
New Fortress Energy, the owner of LNG facilities in Florida and in Jamaica and projects in Puerto Rico and the US northeast, said it signed a long-term LNG supply agreement…
Free ReadUS pipeline company Kinder Morgan has asked regulators for permits to construct a new pipeline section and compression infrastructure for its Tennessee Gas Pipeline to allow feed-gas to flow to…
LNG Journal editor The OPEC of natural gas, the GECF, held a meeting in Doha in Qatar to launch its annual outlook as the Qataris pledged to advance with their…
Qatar has signed a new long-term sale and purchase agreement with Royal Dutch Shell to deliver 1 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas to the neighbouring Gulf state…
LNG Journal editor The US agency that helps the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with the permit processing for export plants and pipelines has determined that the Alaska LNG liquefaction facility…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Sovcomflot, the Russian shipping line with 16 LNG carriers and an overall fleet of 147 vessels, said it held a ceremony for the naming a new LNG…
Protests are continuing across Canada in support of a minority of First Nation Indigenous peoples who are against the Coastal GasLink pipeline to bring feed-gas to the LNG Canada plant…
GasLog Ltd., the LNG carrier fleet owner with 19 vessels and with another 15 ships held by its US affiliate GasLog Partners, reported annual and quarterly losses as it started…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Woodside, the operator of two Australian liquefaction plants and with a stake in Kitimat LNG project in Canada, said its LNG processing hub on the Burrup Peninsula…
Australian liquefied natural gas shipments have numbered 103 cargoes in the past month and were not affected by the surplus of LNG globally nor by the disruption to trade from…
Overall LNG sales for 2019 rose by 57 percent to 34.3 million tonnes LNG Journal editor The French major Total has reported solid earnings in a lower-priced market place and…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Tellurian Inc., the developer of the Driftwood LNG plant in Louisiana, said that Cheniere Energy, the largest US exporter, had permanently dismissed all claims against Tellurian Chairman…
Three LNG export plants planned for the Texas Port of Brownsville and comprising multiple liquefaction Trains and around 37 million tonnes per annum of output are facing indirect legal challenges…

News Nudges

Gazprom posts loss

Gazprom, the main pipeline gas competitor to LNG in Europe and China, said first-quarter gas sales revenues dropped by 24 percent to 1.73 trillion roubles ($24.52 billion) compared with 2.29 trillion roubles ($32.3Bln) in the same period in 2019. The company reported a first-quarter net loss of 116 billion roubles ($1.64 Bln), compared with a net profit of 536Bln roubles ($7.5Bln) in the 2019 first quarter. Overall natural gas sales dropped by 13 percent to 138.1 billion cubic metres from 158.9 Bcm in the 2019 first quarter.


Australian exports fall

Australian LNG shipments in June were down by eight compared with May, primarily due to scheduled maintenance at the Gorgon plant on Barrow Island in Western Australia. “Australian projects shipped 5.9 million tonnes (85 cargoes) in June, compared with 6.4MT (93 cargoes) in May,” said a report by consultants EnergyQuest. “In June there were still a large number of cargoes that have had their delivery delayed.


Czech LNG station

GasNet, the natural gas distribution company of the Czech Republic, launched its first mobile public self-service LNG filling station. The station is located in Klecany near Prague and is a short distance from the D8 motorway. “This modern and environmentally friendly technology is available 24/7 to truck drivers,” said GasNet.“LNG truck drivers can now refuel in Klecany in the Volvo Group Truck Centre Prague-North. The public gas station is only 8km from the capital, is self-service and open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day,” added GasNet.