In this issue

 

LNG Journal editor Italian energy company Eni has signed a series of agreements with the government of Egypt and state-owned companies to prepare for the re-opening of the nation’s Damietta…
LNG Journal editor Italian energy company Eni and Sonatrach, the Algerian state-run company and LNG producer, have completed the construction of the natural gas pipeline connecting the Bir Rebaa Nord…
Free ReadNew Fortress Energy, the developer of liquefied natural gas and power projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, narrowed its fourth-quarter losses while revenues rose as it embarked on new…
Australian LNG plant operator Santos has awarded contracts to European firms for the supply and installation of subsea infrastructure for the Barossa natural gas field that will provide future feed-gas…
LNG Journal editor Sempra Energy, the California company operating the Cameron LNG export plant in Louisiana, has signed a fixed-price contract with US engineer Bechtel to construct its second Gulf…
Free ReadThe Port Arthur liquefied natural gas export project in Texas proposed by Sempra Energy has formally filed with regulators for authorization for an expansion at the plant which will have…
LNG Journal editor Qatar Petroleum President and Chief Executive Saad bin Sherida Al-Kaabi said that the work in implementing the project to increase Qatar's production of liquefied natural gas from…
Energy Transfer, the US pipeline and infrastructure company developing the Lake Charles LNG export plant with Royal Dutch Shell, has launched a binding supplemental open season for the Bayou Bridge…
Free ReadUS firm is leading LNG development as the clean energy alternative for region LNG Journal editor New Fortress Energy, the New York-based LNG developer in the Caribbean and Central America,…
LNG Journal editor TechnipFMC, the LNG and energy engineering company planning to soon separate into two companies, posted a fourth-quarter net loss of $2.41 billion because of charges, though LNG…
Air Products, the US industrial gases and LNG equipment provider, said its joint venture in Saudi Arabia held a ceremonial ground-breaking to mark the start of work in building a…
LNG Journal editor Venture Global, the US developer of three LNG export plants in Louisiana, said the European utility, Électricité de France SA (EDF), had signed a long-term supply contract.
Free ReadGaztransport and Technigaz (GTT), the French technology firm for designs of systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas, has acquired Marorka, a smart-shipping company based in…
Chart Industries, the US liquefied natural gas and industrial gases equipment supplier, has signed a letter of cooperation with ExxonMobil India LNG Ltd, an affiliate of the US major, and…

News Nudges

Greek LNG progress

Greek LNG developer Gastrade said the binding phase of a market test for reservation of capacity at the floating LNG terminal proposed for offshore Alexandroupolis in northeastern Greece was successfully completed. “With an aggregate long-term profile of binding offers for up to 15 years, reaching 2.6 billion cubic metres per year, Greek and international natural gas companies, as well as end-consumers, confirmed their interest in the reservation of regasification capacity at the FSRU terminal,” said Gastrade.


Chinese natural gas

Chinese January-February domestic natural gas production rose 8 percent to 31.4 billion cubic metres with an average daily output of 520 million cubic metres, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Imports of pipeline natural gas and LNG together reached 17.80 million tonnes compared with 17.36MT in Jan-Feb 2019, up 2.6 percent year on year. Domestic crude oil output rose 3.7 percent year on year to 32MT from January to February, while imports increased 5.2 percent from a year earlier to 86.09MT.


Finnish China order

WE Tech Solutions of Finland, the shipping consultancy and equipment provider offering energy efficiency designs, has received a repeat order from Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. in China to deliver its “Solution Four” package for efficient power distribution for the third new battery and LNG-powered Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) ordered by United European Car Carriers (UECC).