In this issue

 

Exmar, the Belgian shipping line with floating liquefied natural gas interests, including the “Tango FLNG” production hull now deployed at the Argentine port of Bahia Blanca, has recorded a pre-tax…
LNG Journal editor Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the Japanese supplier of turbines and compressors for the liquefied natural gas industry, has signed an agreement to provide its equipment to the onshore…
Chiyoda Corp., the Japanese LNG engineering company, said it was still working on its recovery plan from the more than $1 billion of losses incurred from significantly increased project construction…
A South Korea-based liquefied natural gas project company has signed an agreement with Australian building contractors Watpac Ltd for the design and construction of the onshore infrastructure for the LNG…
LNG Journal editor Chevron Corp. has revived its almost dormant Canadian Kitimat liquefied national gas project originally proposed with Apache Corp. for Bish Cove in British Canada by applying to…
LNG Journal editor Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil said their joint marketing company Ocean LNG, created in 2016, would be responsible for placing all of the offtake from the Golden Pass…
LNG Journal editor Woodside Petroleum Chief Executive Peter Coleman told the LNG2019 conference in Shanghai that international energy majors needed to do more to demonstrate as China has already done…
NextDecade Corp., the developer of the Rio Grande LNG export project at the port of Brownsville in Texas, announced at LNG2019 that it had signed a 20-year sale and purchase…
French energy major Total said at the LNG2019 conference in Shanghai that it had signed a series of agreements to strengthen its foothold on the US Gulf Coast with equity…
LNG Journal editor The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a draft environmental impact statement for the Jordan Cove LNG export project in the northwest state of Oregon and…
KBR, the US energy and LNG engineering company, said it was awarded a contract by Toronto-listed Pieridae Energy for a two-Train export facility at Goldboro in the Canadian Atlantic Coast…
Louisiana venture will build three liquefaction Trains and use existing storage and berthing LNG Journal editor Royal Dutch Shell and Energy Transfer, the US pipeline, storage and midstream company, have signed a…
LNG Journal editor Canada has started the regulatory process for a liquefied natural gas jetty expansion project being undertaken at the existing Tilbury Island plant of utility FortisBC in British…
The Canadian Pacific Coast province of British Columbia, once briefly known as the North American centre of liquefied natural gas export development, plans to introduce new legislation on tax credits…

News Nudges

NextDecade LNG post

NextDecade Corp., the developer of the Rio Grande and Galveston Bay LNG export projects in Texas, said its board had elected Matthew W. Bonanno, a non-executive director, to act as interim Chairman following the recent untimely death of Chairman Kathleen M. Eisbrenner. The board expects to appoint a permanent Chairman by NextDecade’s annual meeting of stockholders in July 2019. “Kathleen will be missed by all of us on the board,” said Bonanno.


Zhejiang terminals

Zhejiang Energy, a state-owned company in the eastern Zhejiang province, has signed a cooperation agreement with power and gas company Shenzhen Energy to jointly develop an LNG import terminal on the province’s Liuheng Island. This is Zhejiang Energy’s second terminal project and its first phase would provide 3 million tonnes per annum of capacity and would double in a second phase. The Liuheng Island terminal would include a jetty capable of handling the largest carriers from Qatar with capacity of 266,000 cubic metres and three storage tanks, each of 200,000 cubic metres capacity.


Inpex LNG forecasts

Inpex said that its net sales for the year ending December 2019 are expected to increase mainly due to Australian LNG output. “A steady production ramp-up at the Ichthys LNG project and the commencement of production at the Prelude FLNG project will be offset by an expected drop in crude oil prices,” said Inpex.