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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…
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…

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.