In this issue

 

Spain and the national gas grid operator and LNG terminal owner Enagás have marked the successful first phase of a European Union-backed project to bring liquefied natural gas maritime fuel…
LNG News Editor:  Japanese energy group JERA Co Inc., one of the world's biggest importers of liquefied natural gas, has signed an accord with the main electricity grid operator of…
Japanese LNG industry participants, export plant operator Inpex Corp. and engineering company JGC Holdings are teaming up with the Thai national energy provider, which has increasing natural gas and LNG…
Free ReadHouston-based company outlined progress on Permian gas and greener Gulf Coast supply plan  LNG News Editor:  Kinder Morgan Inc., the US pipeline giant transporting natural gas to LNG plants and to customers around…
LNG News Editor:  Royal Vopak, the Netherlands-based global storage company with stakes in liquefied natural gas terminals and a new LNG import project for Hong Kong, increased its first-quarter revenues…
TechnipFMC, the US energy engineering company with subsea expertise, said it was awarded a significant integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract by a Norwegian subsidiary of German oil and…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  Chinese LNG imports dropped by almost 18 percent in March to their lowest level in two years as Covid-19 shutdowns in cities such as Shanghai curbed economic…
Woodfibre LNG, the mid-scale project near the town of Squamish in British Columbia, has issued a notice to proceed to US energy engineering contractor McDermott International.
Japanese liquefied natural gas imports dropped almost 9 percent in March as cargoes increased from Russia and the US while shipments from the Middle East and Asia declined at the…
LNG News Editor:  Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) Ltd, the Greek-owned shipping line with over 70 vessels in operation or ordered including LNG vessels and various classes of oil tankers from…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  US energy and liquefaction technology firm Black & Veatch has selected Mario Azar as the new Chairman and Chief Executive for the company after the decision to…
LNG News Editor:  Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., the Taiwanese shipping company, said it had ordered five new liquefied natural gas-powered containerships.
The American Bureau of Shipping, the US maritime classification society, has granted approval for an innovative concept for floating liquefied natural gas projects to use storage tanks from older LNG…
Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc), the owner of the Das Island LNG export plant in the United Arab Emirates, said its logistics arm had signed a contract with a…

News Nudges

Chile LNG station

HAM Group of Spain, the developer of a growing European LNG filling station network, is also expanding into South America with a second LNG service station in Chile. HAM Chile will be in charge of the engineering process of the LNG station as part of a joint venture with regional operator Empresas Lipigas. The existing LNG station is located at the fuelling base of trucking company Transportes San Gabriel, in Linares, 300 kilometres south of the Chilean capital Santiago. HAM said the second station would be located in Tabolango in the Valparaíso region and about 10 kilometres from Concón, a coastal city in central Chile and will open in June.


Kyushu LNG trading

Kyushu Electric Power, a long-term LNG buyer with current long-term contracts with the Australian Gorgon LNG and Wheatstone LNG plants, has launched a new subsidiary for LNG trading. “Kyushu has launched a new subsidiary dedicated to supply to meet emerging demand,” said the company.


Novatek GDRs

Novatek, the Russian natural gas company and operator of the Yamal LNG plant in northern Siberia and the Arctic LNG II project hit by sanctions over the Ukraine invasion, has issued a notice through the London Stock Exchange on continuing its Global Depository Receipt (GDR) trading. “The Russian Federation Government Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investment authorized Novatek not to terminate its Global Depository Receipt (GDR) program and to continue GDR circulation outside the Russian Federation,” said the statement.