Stolt-Nielsen profit surge
Stolt-Nielsen Limited, the London-based terminals and shipping company listed on the Oslo bourse and a stakeholder in the Avenir LNG joint venture for small-scale carriers and other assets, reported increased net profits of $95.3 million versus $35.02 in the 2021 quarter and with higher quarterly revenues of $732.5M. Net profits for the full year amounted to $280.8M compared with $78.8M in 2021. “The fourth quarter capped a stellar year, where all businesses performed well,” said Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen, Chief Executive.
Tokyo Gas earnings
Tokyo Gas, the utility and LNG importer, reported a more than 72 percent increase in nine-month revenues from natural gas sales totalling 1.55 trillion yen ($11.9Bln) compared with 907.84 billion yen ($6.9Bln) in the same period of the previous year. The utility said nine-month operating profit rose more than four-fold to 235.7Bln yen ($1.8Bln) versus 52.3Bln yen ($409M) in the prior-year period.
QatarEnergy Lebanon deal
Leading LNG exporter QatarEnergy has completed its purchase of a 30 percent interest in exploration Blocks 4 and 9 offshore Lebanon. QatarEnergy bought its stake from the two other shareholders in the blocks, France’s TotalEnergies and Italy’s Eni. The deal was endorsed in Beirut during a ceremony attended by all the parties including Walid Fayad, the Minister of Energy and Water of Lebanon and Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar’s Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President and Chief Executive of QatarEnergy.