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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…
Our Europe editor
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
The Dunkirk LNG import terminal in the French Channel port has been connected to the natural gas transmission network by France's GRTgaz.
BG Group said its Australian LNG project and coal-seam gas subsidiary QGC plans to spend A$1.7 billion (US$1.2Bln), ahead of its takeover by Royal Dutch Shell, in further developing its…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Japanese monthly LNG import volumes have suffered their biggest plunge of 2015, falling by 12.8 percent in October as far fewer cargoes were imported from the Middle…
Our Europe editor Norwegian LNG shipping company Awilco LNG has managed to reduce its losses as charter rates for modern carriers remained at around $30,000 per day, down from over…
A tiny Canadian Native North American tribe numbering fewer than 300 members, but which ratified the first urban First Nation peace treaty in Canada giving it land ownership near the…
Our Asia-Pacific editor InterOil Corp. Chief Executive Michael Hession said the Elk-Antelope onshore field that will provide the feed-gas for Papua New Guinea's second LNG plant continues "to surprise on…
Belgian shipping company and project developer Exmar has signed the first charter contract for a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit to enter service in India as a liquefied natural gas…
Japanese marine classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, known as ClassNK, has approved a design for a bulk carrier being built at a shipyard in Japan and to be fuelled with…

News Nudges

China LNG Index up

China's import price index for liquefied natural gas rose in the past week, according to data from the Shanghai Petroleum and Natural Gas Exchange (SHPGX). The LNG index is for delivered cargoes, not including tax. The most recent quote for Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) delivered cargoes was given as 2,996 yuan ($421) per tonne, or $8.23 per million British thermal units, compared with last week’s price of 2,821 yuan ($397) per tonne, or $7.74 per MMBtu.


US cargoes increase

The US shipped 19 LNG cargoes from its export plants last week compared with 15 in the previous week. Nine shipments left Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass plant in Louisiana, while three departed from Cheniere’s Corpus Christi facility in Texas. At the four other plants, three were shipped from the Freeport plant in Texas, two departed from Sempra Energy’s Cameron facility in Louisiana, two left from Dominion Energy’s Cove Point in Maryland and none from the newest facility, the Elba Island plant in Georgia, according to the Energy Information Administration.


Pavilion green plan

Pavilion Energy, the Singapore liquefied natural gas importer and a subsidiary of the city state’s wealth fund Temasek, is calling for offers to jointly develop a reporting methodology for carbon-neutral deliveries of LNG. The company launched a request for the proposal, which comprises three components: supply of up to 2 million tonnes of LNG per annum for Singapore; ideas for greenhouse-gas emission reductions; and collaboration on the methodology.