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Our Asia-Pacific editor Chevron Corp. said Asia-Pacific liquefied natural gas supremo Melody Meyer who oversaw projects such as Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG in Australia and a major gas project in…
The US Cameron liquefied natural gas export venture in Louisiana has received conditional regulatory approval for its plans to construct two additional processing Trains for almost 10 million tonnes per…
Freeport LNG, the US import terminal being transformed into a liquefaction and export plant at Quintana Island, Texas, has named Bryan Frey as Global Head of LNG Marketing, effective from…
Our Asia editor The main UK liquefied natural gas truck-loading facility located at National Grid's Isle of Grain LNG import terminal, located 45 miles southeast of London, is boosting customer…
Caledonian MacBrayne, the ferry company in Scotland that serves the nation's islands and ports with its fleet of 30 car and passenger vessels, has seen construction started on its first…
The market for older tonnage was even more affected Our Europe editor Due to the increase of the liquefied natural gas carrier fleet by 27 vessels in 2015, combined with…
Our North America editor The Bear Head liquefied natural gas export project in the Canadian Atlantic coast province of Nova Scotia has become the most permitted LNG venture in the…
Goldboro LNG has become the second export project in the Canadian Atlantic coast province of Nova Scotia to receive all its US regulatory approvals to use feed-gas from across the…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Chiyoda Corp., one of the leading LNG companies, said it was awaiting a final investment decision on building a liquefaction plant in the southeast African nation of…
Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT), the French LNG storage tank technology provider for carriers, signed a cooperation agreement with the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering for the manufacture…
Fluor Corp., the US LNG and energy engineering company, was awarded the contract for another phase of the Cutbank Ridge project as part of the long-term development of natural gas…
Our North America editor British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said her provincial government was pursuing Canada's' liquefied natural gas development policies in the face of several setbacks and "unforeseen global…
Our Asia-Pacific editor The average price of spot liquefied natural gas imported into Japan that arrived in January was $7.90 million British thermal units compared with $13.90 per MMBtu in…
US developer Venture Global LNG said it signed a sales and purchase agreement with Shell North America for one million tonnes per annum of LNG from its export project at…

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.