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LNG Journal editor US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee said the agency is creating a new division in its Office of Energy Projects to accommodate the growing number…
New Fortress Energy, the owner of LNG facilities in Florida and in Jamaica, is attempting to advance with developing an LNG export terminal on the Delaware River in New Jersey…
Australian company Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, developer of the US Magnolia LNG project in Louisiana and the Canadian Bear Head venture in Nova Scotia, has decided at a board meeting…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Italian energy company Eni said it started installation work on the hull of the Coral South floating liquefied natural gas production plant to be deployed offshore Mozambique…
East African exploration and production is now gathering pace with Mozambique developing multiple LNG projects, Tanzania looking to monetize discovered gas reserves and now Kenya entering the race with Italian…
Notice to proceed is delivered to Inpex as majority stake owner in Asian joint venture LNG Journal editor Inpex Corp. of Japan and Royal Dutch Shell have received fast-track Indonesian…
LNG Journal editor US major Chevron Corp. is continuing to progress with its revived Canadian Kitimat liquefied natural gas export project originally proposed with Apache Corp. for Bish Cove in…
Free ReadPieridae Energy, the developer of the Goldboro LNG project in the Canadian Atlantic province of Nova Scotia, said it had negotiated extensions of the key deadlines under its 20-year supply…
LNG Journal editor FortisBC, the Canadian utility in the province of British Columbia, said it entered into its first supply agreement to produce liquefied natural gas from its small-scale plant…
US pipeline company Kinder Morgan and its equity fund partners have received approval to construct the Gulf LNG export project proposed at the site of the existing import terminal at…
Free ReadJGC Corp. of Japan has been awarded an engineering contract in the Sultanate of Oman by French major Total for what will be the world’s first liquefied natural gas production…
LNG Journal editor Australian Asia-Pacific liquefied natural gas market participant Santos said its average LNG price realized in the second quarter was US$9.09 per million British thermal units as 57…
LNG Journal editor BHP, the Australian commodities and energy company whose assets include a stake in the North West shelf liquefied natural gas export plant in Western Australia, has issued…
LNG Journal editor Japanese company Toyo Engineering said it was awarded a contract to construct a liquefied natural gas import terminal near Kodinar, north of Mumbai, and set to be…

News Nudges

Pemex adds to gas projects

Mexican state energy company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is seeking a 2020 budget of 523,425 billion pesos ($27 billion), an almost 9 percent increase from the amount approved by the government for 2019. Pemex is focusing on brings natural gas fields on stream to reduce the medium-term financial burden of LNG and pipeline natural gas imports and about half of the 2020 budget will go on exploration and production. The onshore Ixachi natural gas and condensate project in Veracruz state is one of the fields being targeted as the nation’s third-largest upstream project. Pemex plans to drill 47 wells at Ixachi, where natural gas output is expected to reach more than 635 million cubic feet per day. Ixachi is one of 20 fields with accelerating development plans as Pemex seeks to reverse more than 10 years of declining oil and natural gas output.


OLT Offshore on track

OLT Offshore LNG Toscana’s terminal offshore the west coast of Italy will work at 100 percent of its capacity with 41 slots being used for the Gas Year 2019-2020 with the total allocated capacity amounting to 6.3 million cubic metres. “This confirms the effectiveness of the new allocation capacity mechanism via auctions introduced in 2018, which makes the regasification sector more flexible and in line with market demands, both for the spot market and the long-term and medium-term ones,” said OLT Offshore. The “FSRU Toscana” offshore the port of Livorno will also be increasing the small-scale services available once modifications are completed. Small-scale commercial activities are expected to begin in 2021, allowing slots for small carriers to deliver LNG into storage under construction at regional ports for services such as the provision of trucking fuel and bunkering.


GTT storage tank orders

French LNG storage tanks technology company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) said it received two separate orders from the South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries on behalf of two Greek shipping lines, Tsakos Energy Navigation and Capital Gas Carriers. Both vessels will have storage capacity of 174,000 cubic metres. “GTT will design the tanks of the vessels, which will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system,” said the Paris-based company. “The delivery of the ships is planned during the fourth quarter of 2021,” added GT.