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LNG Journal editor The Gazprom-run Sakhalin liquefied natural gas export plant in the Russian Far East has started maintenance work for a month that will shut down one of its…
Free ReadThe British Columbia LNG Alliance has become the Canadian LNG Alliance to reflect the critical role of the fuel in national economic recovery, boosting industry opportunities for Indigenous communities and…
Novatek, the Russian natural gas company and operator of the Yamal plant and leader of the Arctic LNG II project, said a supplementary Train will come on stream at Yamal…
LNG Journal editor Renergen, a South African helium and clean fuel developer with a planned small-scale plant for liquefied natural gas, has signed an agreement for the joint marketing and…
Free ReadThe European Commission’s antitrust regulator has delivered its interim report and asked for more data on the proposed takeover by one of the world’s main LNG carrier builders, South Korea’s…
The ‘Cesi Tianjin’ carrier lifted a 500th shipment as South China to build more gas-fired power LNG Journal editor The Australia-Pacific LNG plant in Queensland, owned by ConocoPhillips, Australian utility…
LNG Journal editor Russia is proceeding with the world’s largest LNG trans-shipment facilities at the ports of Murmansk and Kamchatka and has signed contracts with a South Korean shipyard to…
Gazprom said an engineering, procurement and construction contract as well as supply accords had been signed as part of the Baltic LNG and chemicals complex development at Ust-Luga, west of…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Gaztransport and Technigaz, the French technology designer of LNG maritime and onshore storage systems, has received an order for the tanks to equip the floating storage and…
An Australian liquefied natural gas cargo is heading to an import terminal in Mexico, reflecting the unbalanced state of regional markets hobbled by high inventories and low prices.
Australian liquefied natural gas exports continue at near record levels, underpinned by demand from North Asia and while Train shut-ins are unlikely, the oil price fall has led to LNG…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Tellurian Inc., the developer of the Driftwood LNG plant in Louisiana, has confirmed that its prestigious accord with India’s Petronet LNG for volumes and investment first signed…
LNG Journal editor Italian energy company Eni, which has stakes in the leading global LNG projects such as Mozambique and whose offshore discovery of the Zohr gas field transformed the…
LNG Journal editor Japanese contracted spot LNG cargo prices for May fell to a record low of $2.20 per million British thermal compared with $5.40 per MMBtu in May 2019…

News Nudges

Algeria gas hand-over

Sonatrach, the Algerian state energy company and operator of two LNG export plants on the North African coast, signed its acceptance of the Touat gas project in southwest Algeria being passed to Groupement Touat Gaz (GTG), a joint venture between Sonatrach and Neptune Energy of the UK. Operation of the facility had previously been in the hands of the project contractor, Spain’s Técnicas Reunidas, since the first gas was sent into the Algerian domestic gas pipeline network in September 2019.


Brunei LNG contract

Brunei LNG has awarded a 10-year contract to local company SPHI Marine to supply three tugboats and one anchor-handling tug to support shipping operations at the Lumut facility. SPHI said the contract included a five-year extension option. The Brunei-owned and flagged vessels will replace the tugs of Dutch firm Kotug, which are currently servicing the LNG plant.


Korea energy orders fall

South Korean shipyards are expecting new firm LNG carrier orders after Qatar booked construction berths, but no new orders have been received in 2020 for oil and gas platforms or offshore facilities, reflecting the depressed state of the energy market. Hyundai Heavy Industries has received no orders for offshore facilities since October 2018 when it signed a $450 million deal with a US oil developer LLOG Exploration to build a floating production system, according to the latest data.