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Australian engineering company Clough said it won a major services contract from the nation's largest LNG operator, Woodside Energy, while continuing to build up its own North American business.
Our Asia-Pacific editor Liquefied natural gas producer nations including Qatar, Australia, Asian countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia, as well has new entrant the US, will face market headwinds for…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Bangladesh Oil and Gas Corp. (PetroBangla) has signed a user agreement with Excelerate Energy for the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit the US company will deploy as…
Wood Group, the UK energy services company, has acquired Australian firm SVT Engineering Consultants with a client base covering the onshore and offshore oil and gas market, including LNG, as…
Wood Group, the UK energy services company, has acquired Australian firm SVT Engineering Consultants with a client base covering the onshore and offshore oil and gas market, including LNG, as…
Delek Group, the largest Israeli energy operator in the East Mediterranean with stakes in the Tamar and Leviathan natural gas fields and LNG project plans, said the Tamar field reached…
Our Europe editor BOC of the UK, a subsidiary of Germany’s Linde Group, is set to open its first LNG fueling unit for trucks on an existing fuel forecourt in…
Air Products, the world’s leading equipment maker for LNG liquefaction plants, has decided to exit the energy-from-waste business and will take a hit of up to $1 billion on a…
CEO Michael Hession said excellent reservoir quality tests carried out in first quarter Our Asia-Pacific editor InterOil Corp., the Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas plant developer and stakeholder, said…
Our Europe editor Liquefied natural gas use continues to grow at a steady pace, with importing nations now numbering 34 compared with 15 in 2005, supported by the development of…
Royal Dutch Shell says the landscape is changing for the development and delivery of liquefied natural gas mega-projects around the world from Oman in the Middle East to Sakhalin Island…
Our North America editor in New York US regulators have given conditional clearance to the Golden Pass LNG export project in Texas being developed by Middle East producer Qatar Petroleum,…
Engie of France, one of Europe’s leading importers of liquefied natural gas that most recently shipped an annual 16.4 million tonnes of cargoes, has renamed its trading arm Engie Global…
The expanded section of the Panama Canal is expected to be officially opened on June 26, 2016, when it will be able to accommodate larger vessels such as liquefied natural…

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.