In this issue

 

Sea-LNG, a global coalition of energy and shipping companies and other sector participants backing the increased use of liquefied natural gas as a maritime fuel, has signed up US LNG…
LNG Journal editor Mitsui Osk Lines, the Japanese shipping company with an operating fleet of almost 100 liquefied natural gas carriers, said it planned to order the first two LNG-powered…
Australian LNG producer Woodside is advancing with its boosted seven-Train integrated LNG and gas hub in Western Australia and with overseas projects, including its offshore Myanmar gas venture to supply…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Sonatrach, the Algerian national energy company now under a new chief executive, said it signed medium-term and long-term LNG and pipeline natural gas contracts with French utility…
LNG Journal editor TC Energy, the Canadian pipeline company building feed-gas links to LNG projects in North America, is planning huge investments to transport more Appalachian shale gas and constructing…
Europe’s largest liquefied natural gas import terminal, the UK Isle of Grain facility located southeast of London, handled its highest ever send-out of natural gas in a single day on…
Free ReadUS energy regulators have completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural project being developed by Pembina Pipeline Corp. of Canada at Coos Bay…
LNG Journal editor The US Department of Energy has authorised two small-scale LNG export projects to ship ISO containers of the fuel overseas after being delivered by trucks to cargo…
Papua New Guinea said it was preparing to start talks with ExxonMobil Corp. and partners in one of two feed-gas projects to negotiate better terms for the government and its…
LNG Journal editor Noble Energy of the US said it was still actively exploring a floating LNG export project using East Mediterranean resources from the Leviathan gas field offshore Israel…
Free ReadUS equipment maker completes venture in Germany as Nordic fuel firm set to expand LNG Journal editor Chart Industries, the US maker of equipment for the liquefied natural gas and…
LNG Journal editor Teekay LNG Partners, the US-listed tanker fleet owner and operator of about 50 LNG vessels, reported record net earnings after an eventful third quarter when it was…
Teekay Tankers, the oil and products shipping arm of Teekay Corp. and affiliate of Teekay LNG, said the company had made extensive preparations to meet the International Maritime Organization cap…
LNG Journal editor MISC Group, the Malaysian company with more than 30 liquefied natural gas carriers in its fleet and with engineering and offshore divisions, is hoping to build on…

News Nudges

Gazprom posts loss

Gazprom, the main pipeline gas competitor to LNG in Europe and China, said first-quarter gas sales revenues dropped by 24 percent to 1.73 trillion roubles ($24.52 billion) compared with 2.29 trillion roubles ($32.3Bln) in the same period in 2019. The company reported a first-quarter net loss of 116 billion roubles ($1.64 Bln), compared with a net profit of 536Bln roubles ($7.5Bln) in the 2019 first quarter. Overall natural gas sales dropped by 13 percent to 138.1 billion cubic metres from 158.9 Bcm in the 2019 first quarter.


Australian exports fall

Australian LNG shipments in June were down by eight compared with May, primarily due to scheduled maintenance at the Gorgon plant on Barrow Island in Western Australia. “Australian projects shipped 5.9 million tonnes (85 cargoes) in June, compared with 6.4MT (93 cargoes) in May,” said a report by consultants EnergyQuest. “In June there were still a large number of cargoes that have had their delivery delayed.


Czech LNG station

GasNet, the natural gas distribution company of the Czech Republic, launched its first mobile public self-service LNG filling station. The station is located in Klecany near Prague and is a short distance from the D8 motorway. “This modern and environmentally friendly technology is available 24/7 to truck drivers,” said GasNet.“LNG truck drivers can now refuel in Klecany in the Volvo Group Truck Centre Prague-North. The public gas station is only 8km from the capital, is self-service and open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day,” added GasNet.