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Our Asia-Pacific editor Inpex Corp., the Japanese energy company and LNG project developer, said the floating production venture it is planning offshore Indonesia with Royal Dutch Shell would produce 7.5…
Our Europe editor Ophir Energy of the UK announces that it has finalised commercial terms and is in the process of signing preliminary sales agreements for LNG offtake from the…
The Texas LNG Brownsville project said it had submitted all 13 draft resource reports to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a key accomplishment in the US Government regulatory approval process,…
The Japanese government said the average price of spot liquefied natural gas cargoes delivered to Japan in October was $7.90 per million British thermal units compared with $15.30 per MMBtu…
Japanese electric power utilities imported almost 19 percent less liquefied natural gas in October compared with a year ago as heavy fuel oil and thermal coal purchases also dropped with…
Clean Energy Fuels Corp., one of the largest providers of LNG and other natural gas fuels for transportation in North America, continues to make progress and has boosted its volumes…
Our North America editor Australian liquefied natural gas stakeholder Santos, the subject of a bid inquiry from an equity fund backed by Brunei and Dubai investors, has named Kevin Gallagher…
Our Europe editor The liquefied natural gas construction industry has enjoyed a sustained boom thanks to healthy order books for new LNG projects, especially in the US and Australia. It…
Global natural gas trade is expanding and LNG is increasing more rapidly than pipeline gas and there will be ample supply of LNG cargoes over the medium term, the International…
Our Europe editor Gaz Metro LNG, a unit of the largest natural gas company in the Canadian province of Quebec, has signed commercial agreements with UK National Grid's New England…
Crowley Maritime Corp.'s petroleum distribution group has been granted approval by the US Department of Energy and the National Energy Board of Canada to import Canadian-sourced LNG for supply, transportation…
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…

News Nudges

Singapore supply deal

Pavilion Energy of Singapore and the UK major BP, through its trading arm in the Asian city-state, have signed a long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement (SPA) for the supply of around 800,000 tonnes of LNG per year to Singapore for 10 years from 2024. Beyond the supply of LNG to Singapore, both companies will strive to co-develop and implement a greenhouse gas (GHG) quantification and reporting methodology.


GTT patents ranking

French LNG storage tanks technology firm GTT was ranked first in the list of intermediate-sized companies (ETIs) issued by the France-based National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) for patent applications, numbering 58 patents. In the ranking of the Top 50 patent applicants in all categories, GTT came in 30th place. “This ranking confirms GTT's strong capacity for innovation. With a research and development budget representing 10 percent of its turnover in 2020, GTT places innovation at the heart of its strategy, in all its activities,” said the company.


Charter rates rise

Shipping charter rates for LNG carriers in the spot market rose again in the past week by around $5,000 per day in the West of Suez market to between $64,000 per day and $60,000 per day for vessels of 155,000-165,000 cubic metres capacity. For vessels East of Suez spot charter levels were unchanged at between $54,000 per day and $50,000 per day, according to London brokers. One-year charter rates for the most modern vessels edged higher to around $78,000 per day.