In this issue

 

Japanese liquefied natural gas imports have gone into reverse as shipments dropped for a fifth straight month amid competition from thermal coal and nuclear and with Australian and spot cargoes…
LNG Journal editor Novatek, the Russian operator of the Yamal LNG plant in Siberia, said a subsidiary of the Yamal LNG stakeholder, China National Petroleum Corp., has decided to become…
Chinese liquefied natural gas imports rose 25 percent in March compared with the same month a year ago and the nation has also begun to improve its natural gas storage…
Development of new gas fields in the centre of country to boost coastal plan LNG Journal editor French energy major Total and the Sultanate of Oman have signed an accord for the…
LNG Journal editor Papua New Guinea and energy companies, including liquefied natural gas plant operator ExxonMobil, have signed a formal Gas Agreement with the government defining the fiscal framework for…
ENN Energy Holdings Chief Executive Zhang Yesheng said the company would be expanding its LNG and natural gas activities, including constructing new pipelines in eastern Zhejiang province and city-gas connections…
LNG Journal editor Tokyo Gas, the utility and importer of more than 12 million tonnes per annum of LNG to Japan, said it signed a preliminary LNG supply accord with…
Japanese spot liquefied natural gas cargoes arrived in Japan last month at a cost of $1.70 per million British thermal units less than the previous month and down $3.10 per…
Woodside Petroleum, the operator of two LNG export plants in Western Australia and with expansion plans, has signed a preliminary accord with the privately-run Chinese ENN Group to provide supplies…
LNG Journal editor JERA Co Inc., the largest Japanese liquefied natural gas buyer and power assets owner, said it was overhauling its business while increasing its medium-term LNG activities with…
LNG Journal editor Tellurian Inc. developer of the Driftwood LNG project in Louisiana backed by companies such as French energy major Total, has launched an open season for its Permian…
LNG Journal editor KBR Inc., the US energy and LNG engineering company, has selected Baker Hughes-GE to supply gas turbine driver technologies for the ongoing development of KBR's standardized design…
French utility Engie, the parent company of France's network operator and LNG terminals owner, said its US$8.6 billion joint bid with a Canadian fund won the competitive tender conducted by…
US energy engineering company KBR was awarded the preliminary front-end engineering contract by BP of the UK for the second and third phases of the Tortue natural gas project being…

News Nudges

NextDecade LNG post

NextDecade Corp., the developer of the Rio Grande and Galveston Bay LNG export projects in Texas, said its board had elected Matthew W. Bonanno, a non-executive director, to act as interim Chairman following the recent untimely death of Chairman Kathleen M. Eisbrenner. The board expects to appoint a permanent Chairman by NextDecade’s annual meeting of stockholders in July 2019. “Kathleen will be missed by all of us on the board,” said Bonanno.


Zhejiang terminals

Zhejiang Energy, a state-owned company in the eastern Zhejiang province, has signed a cooperation agreement with power and gas company Shenzhen Energy to jointly develop an LNG import terminal on the province’s Liuheng Island. This is Zhejiang Energy’s second terminal project and its first phase would provide 3 million tonnes per annum of capacity and would double in a second phase. The Liuheng Island terminal would include a jetty capable of handling the largest carriers from Qatar with capacity of 266,000 cubic metres and three storage tanks, each of 200,000 cubic metres capacity.


Inpex LNG forecasts

Inpex said that its net sales for the year ending December 2019 are expected to increase mainly due to Australian LNG output. “A steady production ramp-up at the Ichthys LNG project and the commencement of production at the Prelude FLNG project will be offset by an expected drop in crude oil prices,” said Inpex.