In this issue

 

LNG Ltd, the Australian export project company with two North American liquefaction plants under development, has named a new board member whose qualifications include being the second longest-serving Commissioner in…
Out Asia-Pacific editor Australia's Woodside Petroleum, operator of the North West Shelf liquefied natural gas plant, said the project's six participants, among the world's largest LNG players, have approved a…
Our Europe editor Wood Group of the UK has won its second front-end engineering design contract for the proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas development offshore Western Australia involving Woodside…
Woodside Petroleum, Australia's largest LNG operator, has formally withdrawn its takeover proposal made to Papua New Guinea company Oil Search, a stakeholder in one operational liquefaction plant and in another…
Out Asia-Pacific editor The Japanese government said the average price of spot liquefied natural gas cargoes imported into Japan last month was $7.50 per million British thermal units compared with…
The United States Government said one of the implications of the US LNG project build-out is that around 100 LNG carriers are expected to be needed to ship America's natural…
Our North America editor Fluor Corp., the Texas-based energy and LNG engineering and construction company, has acquired Stork Holding BV of the Netherlands for around $755M as industry consolidation continues…
Canada has started the first use of liquefied natural gas to fuel trucks at one of the country's largest open-cast mining operations in the province of British Columbia, backed by…
Royal Dutch Shell has advanced with its plans to build a specialised, small-scale LNG bunker vessel to be based in the Port of Rotterdam and to be able to make…
Our North America editor TransCanada Corp may have pulled out of the Alaska LNG project but the Canadian energy and pipeline company is still at the forefront of plans to…
Our North America editor Alaska Governor Bill Walker has thanked BP of the UK and US major ConocoPhillips for committing to sign and make public a Gas Availability Agreement for…
Our Europe editor Mozambique liquefied natural gas development plans, involving a dozen international companies have received much-needed momentum from an agreement signed by Anadarko Petroleum Corp. of the US and…
Our Europe editor The Gulf state of Bahrain has awarded the contract for its first liquefied natural gas import facility to three companies, with Teekay LNG chosen to provide the…
Poland's first liquefied natural gas import terminal at Swinoujscie on the Baltic coast will receive its first cargo from Qatar on December 9 so that engineers can carry out the cool-down…

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).