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Our North America editor New York State has vetoed the previously approved Port Ambrose LNG Deepwater Port offshore New York City and New Jersey, with the New York Governor saying…
Dutch natural gas company Gasunie, a shareholder in the Rotterdam Gate LNG terminal, has issued its latest survey showing supply and transit routes and its own markets overview indicating more…
Our North America editor Energy Transfer Equity, lead developer of the US Lake Charles LNG export project in Louisiana, said the venture would definitely go ahead and described it as…
Our Asia-Pacific editor Japanese energy company and LNG project developer, Inpex Corp, has completed the laying of the longest subsea pipeline in the Southern Hemisphere in 16 months to bring…
Origin Energy, the upstream partner in the Australia Pacific LNG project with ConocoPhillips and China’s Sinopec, said the venture would produce LNG within a month and ship its first cargo…
Our Europe editor Golar LNG has signed a firm contract to provide a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) to support cargo imports by the West African nation of Ghana…
French LNG player and utility Engie, which most recently signed a supply contract with the Sabine Pass US export plant, said nine-month revenues plunged more than 38 percent at its…
Our North America editor Hawaii Gas, with operations on six islands of the US state, is planning to award contracts within months under its plan to import liquefied natural gas,…
Our North America editor US natural gas prices for next-day delivery at the Henry Hub hit their lowest point since April 2012 at $1.92 per million British thermal units, though…
Cheniere Energy's US Sabine Pass LNG export plant is scheduled to ship its first cargo by the end of January 2016 and the Houston-based company's other liquefaction project at Corpus…
Our Europe editor Chevron Corp. has started natural gas and oil production from an offshore field that spans the national boundaries for the first time of two African nations, one…
South African energy producer Sasol has jumped into the Mozambique LNG feed-gas equation by securing an exploration block shareholding with Italian energy producer Eni and others in a new bid…
Wison Offshore and Marine, the Chinese shipbuilder involved in LNG projects at its Nantong shipyard, has secured 4 billion Yuan ($630 million) financing from China Minsheng Bank.
Our Europe editor Royal Dutch Shell's second liquefied natural gas-powered offshore supply vessel "Harvey Power" has taken to the water in the US Gulf of Mexico and will serve platforms…

News Nudges

Santos price forecast

Australian LNG operator Santos, whose shareholdings are in the Gladstone facility in Queensland, Darwin LNG in the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea LNG, forecast higher LNG prices in the second quarter after the Adelaide-based company reported US$964 million in revenues in the first three months of 2021. Santos said production was 2 percent lower than in the December quarter, primarily due to lower domestic gas demand and unplanned maintenance in PNG LNG. Higher GLNG equity production from coal-seam gas fields supported annualised LNG output of 6.4 million tonnes per annum.


Seaspan approval

Seaspan Marine. the ferries-to-tugs shipping and ship services company based in Vancouver, said it secured an Approval in Principle from French classification society, Bureau Veritas, for the design of a liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel with 7.600 cubic metres capacity. The vessel has been designed for ship-to-ship LNG transfers as well as coastal-short sea shipping by Vard Marine Inc., a partner of Seaspan Ferries.


Algeria gas deliveries

Algeria's natural gas exports recorded a marked increase in the first quarter of 2021 after an increase in its production and demand from its customers, according to state energy company Sonatrach. Italy was the leading destination in the first quarter for Algerian gas exports with a total volume of 6.4 billion cubic metres, an increase of 109 percent on 2020.