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IItalian energy company Eni has successfully performed production tests on its new discovery in Egyptian waters of the East Mediterranean, saying the field has “a great production capacity.
Our Europe editor Amec Foster Wheeler, the energy and liquefied natural gas project contractor, returned a solid operational performance as it worked on LNG and feed-gas projects in Australia and…
UK’s Ophir Energy has disappointed in some ventures and advanced in others Our Europe editor Ophir Energy of the UK said it progressed on all fronts on the Fortuna floating…
Japan said the price of spot liquefied natural gas cargoes imported into the country in February was $6.90 per million British thermal units compared with $10.70 per MMBtu in the…
Japanese marine classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, which has almost 60 liquefied natural gas carriers on its books, has named Koichi Fujiwara as its new Chairman and President.
Our Asia-Pacific editor Germany’s Linde has signed an agreement with a US-based liquefied natural gas equipment maker in Pennsylvania, the subsidiary of a Japanese company, to cooperate on small-scale and…
Chevron Corp. said it expected to ship the first cargo from the Gorgon project on Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western Australia as the US major expressed optimism…
Exmar, the Belgian LNG shipping and project development company has signed a settlement agreement with Pacific Exploration and Production, the successor company to the Pacific Rubiales and its Caribbean Floating…
Our North America editor in New York The US Venture Global Plaquemines LNG project, one of two in Louisiana being developed by a Washington DC-based company, has applied for permits…
Our Europe editor French energy company Engie has signed a preliminary 10-year agreement to supply 400,000 tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas cargoes to an import terminal planned for…
Our Middle East editor Qatari liquefied natural gas producer RasGas Co. Ltd. celebrated a landmark in its LNG export operations at Ras Laffan when it loaded its 500th cargo to…
Our Europe editor Rolls-Royce, the UK company known for powering Airbus and Boeing passenger jets, has won a contract to provide a propulsion package for a liquefied natural gas-fueled Norwegian…
Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the US builder of natural gas filling stations and a fuel supplier to the trucking industry, delivered 308.5 million gallons last year, a more than 16…
US shipping group Crowley has applied to the Canadian National Energy Board for an export permit to ship LNG south by truck, barge or ship from small-scale liquefaction plants currently…

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.