In this issue

 

LNG Journal editor Golar LNG Chairman Olav Troim apologized to shareholders about the recent earnings disappointments and expressed confidence about strategy and the key role of natural gas in the…
Golar LNG, the owner and operator with its affiliates of a fleet of 27 vessels, has been experiencing setbacks in plans to spin off shipping operations and to become an…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor US LNG exports received a regulatory boost when Cheniere Energy Corpus Christi expansion was approved along with three other development projects in Texas proposed by NextDecade Corp.,…
Hoegh LNG, the Norwegian shipping and project company, said the global market continued to grow as it was selected for three floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) contracts and with…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Siem Industries, the company run by Norwegian Kristian Siem and whose interests include shipping and offshore oil and gas engineering and services through the Subsea 7 company…
Free ReadRockies LNG, a firm set up by a group of Canadian natural gas exploration and production companies, is considering developing its own barge-based export project on the Pacific Coast of…
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…

News Nudges

Spain LNG purchase

HAM Group of Spain, an LNG and compressed natural gas fuel and bunkering services firm, said it acquired FNX Liquid Natural Gas, a small-scale natural gas liquefaction company based in the Basque company of northwest Spain. FNX focuses on the design, manufacturing and installation of mini liquefaction plants, also including equipment for processing natural gas from wells and other sources. FNX has its own manufacturing facilities in the North of Spain for the design, construction and design of equipment.


Turkey LNG station

Royal Dutch Shell and Turcas Petrol have opened the first liquefied natural gas filling station in Turkey. The facility was started up under a long-term fuel stations agreement between the two companies. The new filling station is in the town of Sapanca on the Istanbul-Ankara highway, one of the busiest roads for freight trucking to and from southeast and central Europe. Turcas Petrol and Shell have had a joint venture accord since 2005 for the development and distribution of fuel products and lubricants in Turkey.


Qatar honors veteran

Qatar Petroleum hosted a farewell in honour of Issa Shahin Al-Ghanim who joined Qatar Petroleum's Corporate Planning Department in 1990 before the first LNG Train came on stream at Ras Laffan seven years later in 1997. Al-Ghanim became the director of the department in 1993, after which he was appointed as director of Strategic Planning and Policy in 2009.