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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…
Our North America editor Koch Industries energy subsidiary Flint Hills Resources has filed for an export permit to ship liquefied natural gas in containers it plans to purchase from the…

News Nudges

Gazprom posts loss

Gazprom, the main pipeline gas competitor to LNG in Europe and China, said first-quarter gas sales revenues dropped by 24 percent to 1.73 trillion roubles ($24.52 billion) compared with 2.29 trillion roubles ($32.3Bln) in the same period in 2019. The company reported a first-quarter net loss of 116 billion roubles ($1.64 Bln), compared with a net profit of 536Bln roubles ($7.5Bln) in the 2019 first quarter. Overall natural gas sales dropped by 13 percent to 138.1 billion cubic metres from 158.9 Bcm in the 2019 first quarter.


Australian exports fall

Australian LNG shipments in June were down by eight compared with May, primarily due to scheduled maintenance at the Gorgon plant on Barrow Island in Western Australia. “Australian projects shipped 5.9 million tonnes (85 cargoes) in June, compared with 6.4MT (93 cargoes) in May,” said a report by consultants EnergyQuest. “In June there were still a large number of cargoes that have had their delivery delayed.


Czech LNG station

GasNet, the natural gas distribution company of the Czech Republic, launched its first mobile public self-service LNG filling station. The station is located in Klecany near Prague and is a short distance from the D8 motorway. “This modern and environmentally friendly technology is available 24/7 to truck drivers,” said GasNet.“LNG truck drivers can now refuel in Klecany in the Volvo Group Truck Centre Prague-North. The public gas station is only 8km from the capital, is self-service and open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day,” added GasNet.