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Noble Energy of the US has signed an agreement to sell a portion of its interest in Block 12 offshore Cyprus to a BG Group subsidiary looking at the East…
BG Group said it has started full commercial operations for its second liquefaction Train at its Queensland Curtis coal-seam-gas-to-LNG plant on Curtis Island, near the port of Gladstone, after it…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Woodside Petroleum has awarded another engineering services contract for the Browse Floating LNG project being developed with partners offshore Western Australia.
MEO Australia, the exploration and production company, has set its sights on offshore Cuba now that US sanctions have been lifted, while still keeping alive its Tassie Shoal LNG project…
Our North America editor The US Sabine Pass LNG export plant being built by engineers Bechtel at the existing import terminal in Louisiana is at just over 96 percent completion,…
KBR Inc., the US engineering company, was awarded a contract by an LNG export venture on the US Gulf coast headed by former Louisiana Governor Charles E. Roemer.
Our Europe editor Deltamarin, a Finnish ship design, offshore engineering and construction group, said it signed a contract to design the world's first handysize bulk carrier to use liquefied natural…
South Korean shipyards, the largest builders of liquefied natural gas carriers, are facing falling orders for new LNG vessels as the current fleet is at more than its optimum level,…
OLT Offshore LNG Toscana, the Italian import facility deployed offshore the Mediterranean coast, will provide peak-shaving services for a third consecutive year from a cargo of 72,000 cubic metres of…
Our North America editor The United States is well positioned to become a key player in global liquefied natural gas as its proved reserves have soared again, posting a 10…
The Alaska LNG project's management committee is scheduled to meet on December 4 when a unanimous vote of all partners will be required to continue preliminary front-end engineering and design…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Energy World Corp., the Australian-listed liquefied natural gas development company from Hong Kong, is aiming to complete its Indonesian liquefaction plant and Philippines LNG import terminal in…
Our Asia-Pacific editor The Chinese government is reducing the domestic prices for natural gas to try and stimulate demand for LNG and pipeline supplies amid a worldwide gas glut coupled…
US company Black and Veatch said it was continuing to develop its liquefied natural gas business with offshore processing facilities such as the regasification topsides provided for the first Floating…

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).