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Our Europe editor UK company Ophir Energy has signed a joint venture agreement to develop the Fortuna floating liquefied natural gas project offshore Equatorial Guinea in West Africa with shipping…
The Dutch Port of Rotterdam said it would soon begin using a liquefied natural gas-powered dredging vessel, currently being built at the Barkmeijer shipyard in Friesland in northwest Holland, for…
Our North America editor in New York The US Center for Liquefied Natural Gas, a trade association of LNG producers, shippers and terminal operators and developers, has sent a letter…
Our Europe editor Inter-regional natural gas and LNG trade is set to grow by 45 percent over the next 10 years and by 70 percent through 2040 as overcapacity is…
The International Energy Agency questioned whether shale-gas well productivity gains in the US that will underpin growing liquefied natural gas production could be maintained at current levels in areas such…
Russia should be well placed to take advantage of the world’s rising needs for natural gas, including from its Yamal LNG project in Siberia, but the problems facing the country’s…
Our Europe editor Qatar’s liquefied natural gas marketing company will supply 1.3 million tonnes per annum of cargoes to the largest gas power plant in Latin America being built in…
Black and Veatch, the US liquefaction technology and energy project company based in Kansas, said it was selected as owner’s engineer by Centrais Eletricas de Sergipe for the 1,516-megawatt combined-cycle,…
Governments of both West African nations support the plans and will sign a new accord Our North America editor Kosmos Energy, the US exploration and development company based in Dallas, said it was…
Our North America editor in New York The Canadian province of British Columbia said the decision by the Asian-run Woodfibre LNG project to proceed and its full authorization means it…
PetroChina, the Chinese energy company and liquefied natural gas terminal owner, has commissioned new storage and regasification facilities at the Rudong import terminal, previously visited by British Columbia Premier Christy…
Our Europe editor Flogas Britain, the UK liquefied natural gas provider, and a unit of Norwegian company Stolt-Nielsen are working on a joint project to bring small LNG shipments to…
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a letter authorizing Cheniere Energy to proceed with commissioning of its third production Train at the Sabine Pass export plant in Louisiana,…
Japan said the average price of spot liquefied natural gas imported into Japan that was contracted in October was $6.10 per million British thermal units, a rise of $0.40 per…

News Nudges

Mangalore proposal

The New Mangalore Port Trust in the West Coast southern Indian state of Karnataka said it was studying the development of an LNG import terminal. Mangalore Port Trust said discussions had covered establishing a facility with an initial capacity of 4 4 million tonnes per annum and with bunkering infrastructure. The Port Trust added that the proposed terminal could be set up with an initial investment of 2,250 crore Indian rupees ($303M) and with potential for expansion.


Wisconsin LNG tanks

The US liquefied natural gas LNG storage business CB&I has been contracted to design and build tanks for peak-shaving facilities in Bluff Creek and Ixonia in the southeast of the US state of Wisconsin. “Demand for natural gas fluctuates daily and seasonally,” said Cesar Canals, Senior Vice President of CB&I. “By storing LNG when demand is low, energy companies can ensure adequate supply when demand is at its peak - which are normally the coldest days of winter in Wisconsin,” added Canals whose company is a subsidiary of engineering firm McDermott.


LNG fuel growth

CMA CGM, the French container shipping line based in the Mediterranean port of Marseille, has welcomed the third in a series of five 15,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit LNG-powered containerships built at the Chinese Jiangnan Shipyard. The French company said the naming ceremony for the “CMA CGM Everglade” has just taken place at the Jiangnan yard, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp.