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Natural gas utility company boosts presence with ‘Blue Skies’ message LNG Journal editor China Gas Holdings, the largest independent Chinese city-gas distributor and owner of 555 filling stations for gas-powered vehicles, posted…
LNG Journal editor Qatar Petroleum said it would now raise production capacity to 126 million tons per annum by 2027, an additional 16 MTPA from the previous expansion plan and…
Qatar Petroleum said the fabrication has been completed of the first two steel tubular structures required for offshore facilities as part of its North Field Expansion (NFE) project to increase…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his wife have attended the naming ceremony near the port of Busan in South Korea of the second liquefied natural gas…
South Korea has completed the construction of a liquefied natural gas storage and distribution facility on the southern resort island of Jeju to help bring security of power supply while…
Indian liquefied natural gas imports rose for a seventh month in the current fiscal year as the increase in volumes gathered pace with cargoes arriving from Qatar and West African…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Norwegian-listed engineering company Subsea 7 SA said it would be going ahead with a substantial contract for the second phase of the Julimar-Brunello fields development project linked…
The American Bureau of Shipping, the US classification society, has awarded an approval in principle to Samsung Heavy Industries for an LNG boil-off gas expander system that will become one…
LNG Journal editor The Commonwealth LNG project in the US, a liquefaction and exports plant proposed for the west side of the Calcasieu Ship Channel near Johnson Bayou in Louisiana,…
LNG Journal editor China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. has been awarded a contract to build a second LNG import terminal at Tangshan in northeast Hebei province and the cost of…
Free ReadGaztransport and Technigaz (GTT), the French technology firm for designs of systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas, said it had completed an LNG terminal and…
Chinese liquefied natural gas imports dropped by around 12 percent in October compared with the same month a year ago because of factory holiday closures and a terminal outage, though…
LNG Journal editor Golar LNG Chairman Olav Troim apologized to shareholders about the recent earnings disappointments and expressed confidence about strategy and the key role of natural gas in the…
Golar LNG, the owner and operator with its affiliates of a fleet of 27 vessels, has been experiencing setbacks in plans to spin off shipping operations and to become an…

News Nudges

Gazprom posts loss

Gazprom, the main pipeline gas competitor to LNG in Europe and China, said first-quarter gas sales revenues dropped by 24 percent to 1.73 trillion roubles ($24.52 billion) compared with 2.29 trillion roubles ($32.3Bln) in the same period in 2019. The company reported a first-quarter net loss of 116 billion roubles ($1.64 Bln), compared with a net profit of 536Bln roubles ($7.5Bln) in the 2019 first quarter. Overall natural gas sales dropped by 13 percent to 138.1 billion cubic metres from 158.9 Bcm in the 2019 first quarter.


Australian exports fall

Australian LNG shipments in June were down by eight compared with May, primarily due to scheduled maintenance at the Gorgon plant on Barrow Island in Western Australia. “Australian projects shipped 5.9 million tonnes (85 cargoes) in June, compared with 6.4MT (93 cargoes) in May,” said a report by consultants EnergyQuest. “In June there were still a large number of cargoes that have had their delivery delayed.


Czech LNG station

GasNet, the natural gas distribution company of the Czech Republic, launched its first mobile public self-service LNG filling station. The station is located in Klecany near Prague and is a short distance from the D8 motorway. “This modern and environmentally friendly technology is available 24/7 to truck drivers,” said GasNet.“LNG truck drivers can now refuel in Klecany in the Volvo Group Truck Centre Prague-North. The public gas station is only 8km from the capital, is self-service and open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day,” added GasNet.