In this issue

 

Australian LNG plant operator Santos and Australian-listed energy company Oil Search have jointly announced the completion of the takeover of Oil Search by Santos in a deal worth A$8.40 billion…
LNG News Editor:  Grupo HAM of Spain, the European Union liquefied natural gas filling station network owner, has completed a project to bring the South American nation of Chile its…
Three European liquefied natural gas fuel companies have combined to successfully test an LNG delivery by railcar to a German power plant in Bavaria owned by the utility Uniper.
Free ReadJoint managing directors named to push Germans to accept LNG to compete with Russian pipelines LNG News Editor Germany’s main onshore liquefied natural gas import terminal project being develop at…
LNG News Editor:  The US Government forecasts that natural gas prices will remain high in the coming months because of a combination of more demand, lower short-term domestic natural gas…
Cheniere Energy, the largest US LNG exporter from its Sabine Pass plant in Louisiana and Corpus Christi facility in Texas, has approved a comprehensive, long-term capital allocation plan to achieve…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  Dynagas LNG Partners, the small Greek LNG fleet owner with mostly ice-class vessels, reported a 42 percent increase in second-quarter net income, mainly attributable to a decrease…
French liquefied natural gas storage technology firm Gaztranzport and Technigaz (GTT) has launched a tool for ship-owners, to prepare the voyages of their vessels to reduce overall fuel consumption and…
Excelerate Energy of the US, the leading global floating storage and regasification unit developer, has reached an agreement to enable more liquefied natural gas imports to Brazil as the nation…
LNG News Editor:  ENN Group, the leading non-state energy company in China with LNG and growing city-gas assets, reported a more than 18 percent jump in first-half profits as revenues…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  Adriatic LNG, the company that owns and operates the largest LNG regasification terminal in Italy located 17 kilometres off the Veneto coastline, is launching its open season…
LNG News Editor:  Siemens Energy said its HL-class gas-fired power technology is poised to enable particularly low-emission, economical and flexible power generation from mid-2024 for Taiwan's increasing LNG imports.
TechnipFMC has sold 17.6 million shares in Technip Energies, one of the world’s leading liquefied natural gas engineering companies, to Dutch firm HAL Investments.
Free ReadBASF Group, the German oil and gas and chemicals company, said the latest Malaysian floating LNG production hull owned by Petronas had selected BASF’s “OASE purple” process for its Acid…

News Nudges

TotalEnergies strategy

TotalEnergies Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanné told a virtual energy conference that while everyone wanted an energy transition to cleaner fuel and there was “huge pressure” to quit fossil fuels it remained a fact that these same fossil fuels currently represent 80 percent of the energy supply today on the planet. Regarding decarbonization strategies, Pouyanné said carbon offsets do not help and TotalEnergies remained focused on cutting emissions directly from its operations. “We are building a multi-energy company with oil and gas, but also renewables and electricity,” added Pouyanné. The CEO said he remained “bullish” on natural gas, and LNG in particular, because TotalEnergies sees natural gas as the right choice for the energy transition.


Qatar Energy debuts

Qatar Petroleum, owner of the world’s largest LNG export plant at Ras Laffan in the Gulf, has changed its name to Qatar Energy. “It’s more of a reflection of what we’re actually doing that wasn’t reflected by the name that we had,” said President and Chief Executive Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi.


Revenna ship named

Italian utility Edison and Knutsen OAS Shipping of Norway have held a naming ceremony at the northeast Italian port of Ravenna for the 30,000 cubic metres capacity LNG carrier, “Ravenna Knutsen”. The vessel will serve a small-scale LNG import terminal joint venture at the port. The terminal will supply at least 12,000 trucks and up to 48 ferries per annum with LNG fuel.