In this issue

 

Swedegas, the operator of the gas transmission grid in Sweden, said it was examining the potential for a liquefied natural gas terminal and storage facility as well as a small-scale…
Australian liquefied natural gas operator Woodside has cancelled the planned Browse floating LNG joint venture offshore Western Australia because of the current economic and market environment.
Our Asia-Pacific editor Tokyo Gas Co., Japan’s third-largest LNG importer, has started full commercial operations at the nation’s latest import terminal at Hitachi port in a network now numbering 33…
Fluxys Belgium, the operator of the Zeebrugge LNG terminal and the Belgian natural gas transmission network, posted annual revenue slightly down as it continued to invest in LNG and natural…
Our Asia-Pacific Editor Total Chairman and Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne has signed an agreement in Beijing with China National Petroleum Co. (CNPC) to extend their cooperation on energy and LNG…
Novatek keeps venture on track by selling another stake to China at a large discount Our Europe editor Russian natural gas producer Novatek completed the sale of an almost 10…
The US Jordan Cove LNG export project in the northwest state of Oregon has been blocked by the regulators because the affiliated pipeline “would bring adverse impacts to landowners and…
Kinder Morgan is seeing regulatory progress in its plans to move feed-gas from the Marcellus Shale in the US northeast to the Gulf Coast to boost supplies for LNG export…
A South Korean consortium led by Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. was awarded a contract to build Kuwait’s new onshore liquefied natural gas import terminal at Al-Zour to supplement supplies…
The number of rigs drilling for natural gas and oil in the United States fell by nine to 480 in the latest published weekly figures, the lowest level since 1948…
The Alaska LNG export project plans to start submitting its second round of draft resource reports to federal regulators in the second quarter of 2016 as its spending on the…
Our North America editor in New York The Canadian province of British Columbia has introduced amendments that will streamline safety oversight for oil and gas facilities, including liquefied natural gas…
The Canadian province of Ontario is looking at small-scale liquefied natural gas supply operations around Lake Superior with the fuel being delivered by trucks.
Our North America editor in New York A project in Florida called American LNG, controlled by an equity fund and one of seven fully approved LNG export ventures in the…

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.