In this issue

 

Crowley Maritime Corp. has ordered a new LNG bunkering barge to operate on the US East Coast and has signed a long-term time charter with Royal Dutch Shell.
LNG News Editor:  Chinese shipyard Wison Offshore and Marine has completed four modules to make up the first liquefaction Train at the Arctic LNG II export plant being developed on…
Free ReadIndian liquefied natural gas imports last month dropped by almost 15 percent amid a surge in cargo prices and a slower resumption of full activity because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Shipments…
Indonesian oil and gas company Pertamina said its gas and LNG subsidiaries would be cooperating with French major TotalEnergies on using the Arun LNG Hub, a former liquefaction plant on…
LNG News Editor:  Gasum, the Finnish state-owned LNG distribution company and regasification and liquefaction infrastructure owner in the Nordic region, is looking for a new Chief Executive after incumbent Johanna…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  French liquefied natural gas storage technology firm Gaztranzport and Technigaz (GTT) has expanded business in China by receiving a first storage system order for an LNG carrier…
LNG News Editor:  Gazprom, the Russian natural gas company supplying pipeline gas to Europe and China in competition to LNG, posted much higher first-half profits as volume sales of gas…
Tuesday, 07 September 2021
The United Arab Emirates said it was looking forward to hosting the Gastech natural gas and LNG conference and exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre in September and is…
Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor, the leading producer and exporter of West European pipeline natural gas and LNG, has brought on stream the third stage of the Troll gas…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  The first liquefaction Train at the US Golden Pass LNG export project being constructed in Texas for a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil is still…
Novatek, the operator of the Russian Yamal LNG plant and developer of the Arctic LNG II project, has signed a strategic agreement with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)…
Imran Khan’s government expects the South-North pipeline to come on stream by 2023 at latest 
LNG News Editor:  Tellurian Executive Chairman Charif Souki, whose Driftwood LNG export venture in Louisiana has sold a combined 6 million tonnes per annum of cargoes to global commodities firms…
Free ReadCheniere Energy, the largest US liquefied natural gas exporter with the Sabine Pass plant in Louisiana and the Corpus Christi facility in Texas, said its Corpus Christi expansion project signed…

News Nudges

TotalEnergies strategy

TotalEnergies Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanné told a virtual energy conference that while everyone wanted an energy transition to cleaner fuel and there was “huge pressure” to quit fossil fuels it remained a fact that these same fossil fuels currently represent 80 percent of the energy supply today on the planet. Regarding decarbonization strategies, Pouyanné said carbon offsets do not help and TotalEnergies remained focused on cutting emissions directly from its operations. “We are building a multi-energy company with oil and gas, but also renewables and electricity,” added Pouyanné. The CEO said he remained “bullish” on natural gas, and LNG in particular, because TotalEnergies sees natural gas as the right choice for the energy transition.


Qatar Energy debuts

Qatar Petroleum, owner of the world’s largest LNG export plant at Ras Laffan in the Gulf, has changed its name to Qatar Energy. “It’s more of a reflection of what we’re actually doing that wasn’t reflected by the name that we had,” said President and Chief Executive Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi.


Revenna ship named

Italian utility Edison and Knutsen OAS Shipping of Norway have held a naming ceremony at the northeast Italian port of Ravenna for the 30,000 cubic metres capacity LNG carrier, “Ravenna Knutsen”. The vessel will serve a small-scale LNG import terminal joint venture at the port. The terminal will supply at least 12,000 trucks and up to 48 ferries per annum with LNG fuel.