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Our North America editor A United States plan to help build liquefied natural gas infrastructure to coincide with increased LNG carrier traffic on the expanded waterway with US companies sought…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Origin Energy, a stakeholder in the Australia Pacific LNG plant in Queensland that recently shipped its first cargo, has issued a statement to the Sydney stock exchange…
PetroBangla, the state energy company of Bangladesh, is seeking expressions of interest from international and regional companies to set up two more liquefied natural gas import terminals.
A Canadian federal agency, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, has informed the nation's Environmental Assessment Agency that the Pacific NorthWest LNG project, led by Malaysia's Petronas, would have "a low potential"…
UK liquefied natural gas equipment company Parker Bestobell Marine has received an order to supply its cryogenic fuel-gas valves for newbuild tankers being built to run on LNG.
Eagle LNG Partners said it had chosen US equipment-maker Cosmodyne of California to install a small-scale liquefaction plant at its facilities in Jacksonville, Florida, to make fuel mainly for the…
Our North America editor Oregon LNG, one of two liquefaction and export plants proposed for the US Northwest, has refiled a lawsuit in the US District Court in Portland against…
Our Middle East editor Qatargas and RasGas of Qatar, the world’s largest producers, are manging to adapt to the new pricing and delivery requirements that have been the result of…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Many liquefied natural gas LNG players have shifted their focus to developing markets employing new regasification capacity and despite weakened demand and the impact of the oil…
Our North America editor Cheniere Energy said it had delayed the shipping of its first cargo from the US Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana until late February or…
The price of oil-linked LNG has taken a further hit as the price of North Sea Brent crude dropped to an 11-year low on concern about global over-production, huge storage…
Gassco, the Norwegian pipeline operator and a main competitor to LNG, transported a record 108 billion standard cubic metres of natural gas in 2015 from the Norwegian continental shelf to…
Our Europe editor Sevan Marine of Norway, the designer and developer of offshore installations for the oil and gas industry, said it entered into a project and technology agreement with…
Dutch utility Gasunie, the owner with Vopak of Rotterdam's Gate LNG import terminal, said that from mid-2016 small-scale LNG carriers would be able to load cargoes from the new break-bulk…

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).