In this issue

 

The Canadian province of British Columbia, with about a dozen large-scale liquefied natural gas export projects still in the planning stage, has brought into force tougher greenhouse gas regulations targeting…
The US Department of Energy has released a new study on the macroeconomic impacts of the nation's liquefied natural gas export plans involving at least 20 projects.
Japan's largest liquefied natural gas importers Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric said they would integrate their LNG and several other businesses into their Jera Co. Inc. joint venture in…
Our Europe editor UK liquefied natural gas supplier Flogas has taken part in the country's largest ever LNG conversion project for a manufacturing company.
Free ReadOur Europe editor Ophir Energy of the UK said it had signed six preliminary agreements for the sale of cargoes from its Fortuna Floating LNG project offshore Equatorial Guinea in…
Veresen Chief Executive Don Althoff said his company's Jordan Cove LNG export project in the northwest US state of Oregon was still on course for a final investment decision in…
LNG Ltd, the Australian export project company with two North American liquefaction plants under development, has named a new board member whose qualifications include being the second longest-serving Commissioner in…
Out Asia-Pacific editor Australia's Woodside Petroleum, operator of the North West Shelf liquefied natural gas plant, said the project's six participants, among the world's largest LNG players, have approved a…
Our Europe editor Wood Group of the UK has won its second front-end engineering design contract for the proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas development offshore Western Australia involving Woodside…
Woodside Petroleum, Australia's largest LNG operator, has formally withdrawn its takeover proposal made to Papua New Guinea company Oil Search, a stakeholder in one operational liquefaction plant and in another…
Out Asia-Pacific editor The Japanese government said the average price of spot liquefied natural gas cargoes imported into Japan last month was $7.50 per million British thermal units compared with…
The United States Government said one of the implications of the US LNG project build-out is that around 100 LNG carriers are expected to be needed to ship America's natural…
Our North America editor Fluor Corp., the Texas-based energy and LNG engineering and construction company, has acquired Stork Holding BV of the Netherlands for around $755M as industry consolidation continues…
Canada has started the first use of liquefied natural gas to fuel trucks at one of the country's largest open-cast mining operations in the province of British Columbia, backed by…

News Nudges

JGC given FEED award

JGC Holdings Corp., the Japanese energy and LNG projects engineer, said it was awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract, along with consortium partner Samsung Heavy Industries of South Korea, for a nearshore floating LNG facility in Malaysia for national oil and gas company Petronas. Petronas had launched a FEED competition for the FLNG project with a minimum production capacity of 2 million tonnes per annum using feed gas supplied via an existing pipeline from an offshore gas field in the Malaysian state of Sabah.


Vietnam LNG accord

Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Leonid Mikhelson, Chief Executive of Russian natural gas company Novatek, held a meeting in Moscow to discuss the supply of LNG from Novatek’s Arctic LNG export projects and a cooperation accord has now been signed with PetroVietnam. “Parties to the agreement intend to cooperate on LNG infrastructure projects with the view to meeting the growing demand for electricity in Vietnam,” said a statement.


Teekay merger deal

Teekay LNG Partners said a special meeting of common unit-holders of the Partnership voted to approve the proposed acquisition by merger of Teekay LNG by a unit of the US investment fund Stonepeak. “In addition, Teekay LNG has received all required customer approvals to complete the merger,” stated Teekay. “Upon closing of the merger, Teekay LNG’s common unit-holders will receive $17.00 per common unit in cash.