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LNG Journal editor: German oil and gas major Wintershall Dea has expressed confidence various projects bringing pipeline natural gas supplies from Russia and Norway in the face of no competition…
Free ReadDutch firm Boskalis Subsea Services said it completed a multi-million-dollar contract awarded by French energy group Perenco to support a pipeline and gas lifespan extension project in the UK’s Southern…
The world’s largest bureaucracy holds up biggest LNG shipbuilding project LNG Journal editor The European Commission’s antitrust regulator has again suspended its investigation into the proposed takeover by one of the…
LNG Journal editor Woodside Petroleum, the Western Australia LNG operator, said its half-year earnings would include non-cash, post-tax impairment losses of US$4.37 billion, including for its sales contract with Cheniere…
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation said the $14.4 billion financing and underwriting has now been finalized for the Mozambique LNG export project led by French energy major Total and…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Royal Dutch Shell has joined Western Australian LNG operator Woodside Petroleum and Petronas of Malaysia in making a minority investment in the online liquefied natural gas trading…
NextDecade Corp., the Houston-based developer of the Rio Grande LNG export plant in the Texan port of Brownsville, will have five liquefaction Trains instead of six while maintaining annual output…
Brazilian state-controlled energy company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said it had pre-qualified nine bidders, including European-based majors Royal Dutch Shell, BP of the UK and Total of France, for the long-term…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Cyprus has held a foundation stone-laying ceremony at the site of the Mediterranean Island’s first LNG import terminal being built at Vasilikos port near Limassol by a…
Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation, the Chinese shipping line with more than 30 liquefied natural gas carriers in its fleet, has approved an order for three more LNG newbuilds and French…
LNG Journal editor Vietnam is making progress on several liquefied natural gas import projects to support associated power plants and one such venture in Bac Lieu Province in the southern…
LNG Journal editor PTTEP of Thailand, the oil and natural gas producer, has reduced its spending plans for the rest of 2020, though would remain on track with key investments…
Free ReadTechnipFMC, the company that has put on hold its de-merger into two separate entities for subsea and LNG projects because of Covid-19 and the oil slump, has launched with services…
Oil Search, the Australian-listed Papua New Guinea LNG shareholder with a stake in the expansion project, plans to write off up to $US400 million, mostly on exploration assets and a…

News Nudges

More Eni gas for Egypt

Italian energy company Eni and UK major BP announced a new natural gas discovery in the “Great Nooros Area” of the Abu Madi West Development lease in the Nile Delta offshore Egypt and coupled with other finds in the block there is potential for LNG production. Eni said that there could be more than 4 trillion cubic feet of gas in place in the Great Nooros Area where there have been other discoveries since 2015.


Croatia LNG progress

A Chinese shipyard near Shanghai has completed the conversion works on a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and the vessel is expected to leave for the Balkan nation of Croatia at the end of September to be deployed at an island site in the northern Adriatic Sea. The vessel was converted at a subsidiary yard of Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding from a conventional carrier, the “Golar Viking” with 140,205 cubic metres capacity, to an FSRU re-named “LNG Croatia”.


Fluxys LNG by rail

Fluxys of Belgium said its Zeebrugge LNG import terminal would be organising more container loads by train after a first shipment was sent to Italy by rail operator Lineas in a Prima LNG container. “Intermodal LNG transport is an attractive proposition as it has several advantages. It reduces emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants while being more cost efficient and reaching new destinations across Europe,” said Fluxys. “The port of Zeebrugge offers particularly good connections with the four major rail hubs in Europe,” it added.