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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…
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…

News Nudges

Chile LNG station

HAM Group of Spain, the developer of a growing European LNG filling station network, is also expanding into South America with a second LNG service station in Chile. HAM Chile will be in charge of the engineering process of the LNG station as part of a joint venture with regional operator Empresas Lipigas. The existing LNG station is located at the fuelling base of trucking company Transportes San Gabriel, in Linares, 300 kilometres south of the Chilean capital Santiago. HAM said the second station would be located in Tabolango in the Valparaíso region and about 10 kilometres from Concón, a coastal city in central Chile and will open in June.


Kyushu LNG trading

Kyushu Electric Power, a long-term LNG buyer with current long-term contracts with the Australian Gorgon LNG and Wheatstone LNG plants, has launched a new subsidiary for LNG trading. “Kyushu has launched a new subsidiary dedicated to supply to meet emerging demand,” said the company.


Novatek GDRs

Novatek, the Russian natural gas company and operator of the Yamal LNG plant in northern Siberia and the Arctic LNG II project hit by sanctions over the Ukraine invasion, has issued a notice through the London Stock Exchange on continuing its Global Depository Receipt (GDR) trading. “The Russian Federation Government Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investment authorized Novatek not to terminate its Global Depository Receipt (GDR) program and to continue GDR circulation outside the Russian Federation,” said the statement.