In this issue

 

LNG Journal editor Qatar Petroleum and German utility Uniper are in firm talks on the supply of LNG by Qatargas to the proposed import terminal at the North Sea port…
LNG Journal editor Two Japanese shipbuilders, Imabari Shipbuilding and Japan Marine United, are forming an alliance to compete better against merging South Korean and Chinese shipyards, though will concentrate on…
Free ReadDelek Group, the Israeli company developing the Leviathan gas field offshore Israel with Noble Energy of the US, confirmed the start of first gas deliveries in December and ongoing plans…
GRTgaz, the French natural gas network operator and whose subsidiary manages three LNG import terminals, said no supply problems were foreseen this winter season and added that send-outs of LNG…
LNG Journal editor French energy major Total and Japanese shipping company Mitsui Osk Lines have signed a long-term charter contract for a second large LNG bunkering vessel to be delivered…
Free ReadGaztransport and Technigaz (GTT), the French technology firm for designs of systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas, said it signed a technical and licensing agreement…
Natural gas utility company boosts presence with ‘Blue Skies’ message LNG Journal editor China Gas Holdings, the largest independent Chinese city-gas distributor and owner of 555 filling stations for gas-powered vehicles, posted…
LNG Journal editor Qatar Petroleum said it would now raise production capacity to 126 million tons per annum by 2027, an additional 16 MTPA from the previous expansion plan and…
Qatar Petroleum said the fabrication has been completed of the first two steel tubular structures required for offshore facilities as part of its North Field Expansion (NFE) project to increase…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his wife have attended the naming ceremony near the port of Busan in South Korea of the second liquefied natural gas…
South Korea has completed the construction of a liquefied natural gas storage and distribution facility on the southern resort island of Jeju to help bring security of power supply while…
Indian liquefied natural gas imports rose for a seventh month in the current fiscal year as the increase in volumes gathered pace with cargoes arriving from Qatar and West African…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Norwegian-listed engineering company Subsea 7 SA said it would be going ahead with a substantial contract for the second phase of the Julimar-Brunello fields development project linked…
The American Bureau of Shipping, the US classification society, has awarded an approval in principle to Samsung Heavy Industries for an LNG boil-off gas expander system that will become one…

News Nudges

Elba Island advances

The US Elba Island LNG export plant near Savannah in Georgia developed by pipeline company Kinder Morgan has had its request granted by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to introduce feed-gas into the fifth liquefaction Train at the 10-Train facility. “This approval is based on FERC staff inspections of the applicable facilities and review of the information filed through December 23, 2019, and subsequent discussions,” said the FERC.


Turkstream for EU

The Bulgarian natural gas network firm, Bulgartransgaz, said Russian company Gazprom had started European gas deliveries via the new TurkStream pipeline to Turkey, providing more competition for LNG. The capacity flows are about 3 billion cubic metres of gas to Bulgaria via TurkStream, replacing a route that formerly passed through Ukraine and Romania. “Russian gas deliveries not only for us but also for Greece and North Macedonia are being carried through the new entry point,” said Bulgartransgaz Chief Executive Vladimir Malinov.


Shell FLNG tie-back

Royal Dutch Shell has confirmed a significant natural gas and condensate discovery within the Shell-owned title AC-P64 in the Browse Basin off the northwest coast of Western Australia with feed-gas potential for the Prelude floating LNG hull deployed in the basin. “This discovery is located 160 kilometres northeast of the Shell operated Prelude FLNG facility and presents an opportunity for a future tie-back to Prelude,” said Shell.