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Free ReadThird Louisiana plant for Venture Global LNG will be constructed in Plaquemines Parish LNG Journal editor Venture Global, the US LNG project developer with two export plants proposed for Louisiana,…
LNG Journal editor The Commonwealth LNG project in the US, a liquefaction and exports plant proposed for the west side of the Calcasieu Ship Channel near Johnson Bayou in Louisiana,…
Oil Search, the Australian-based oil and gas producer based in the Papua New Guinea capital Port Moresby, said it was confident about the future of PNG LNG and its expansion…
LNG Journal editor Australian LNG plant operator Woodside said its Pluto LNG plant maintenance was completed as planned, though technical issues mean the single-Train facility would remain offline until the…
Free ReadJapanese spot liquefied natural gas cargoes contracted last month cost an average of $5.40 per million British thermal units, which was $2.80 per MMBtu less than in May 2018 amid…
Chart Industries, the US LNG and industrial gases equipment provider, has finalized its strategic financing, including a share offering, for its pending acquisition of Harsco Corp.’s Industrial Air-X-Changers business.
LNG Journal editor Royal Dutch Shell has exported its long-awaited first LNG cargo on the 173,400 cubic metres capacity carrier “Valencia Knutsen” from its massive Prelude floating LNG plant off…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Trafigura, the international commodities group, reported an almost doubling of six-month profits as its LNG, crude oil and gasoline trading desks were the stand-out contributors. Trafigura, led…
LNG Journal editor Lloyd’s Register, the UK maritime classification society, has awarded South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries, with approval in principle for a very large crude carrier (VLCC) powered…
Exmar, the Belgian shipping line and owner of the “Tango FLNG” hull chartered to Argentina, said the production vessel has now been fully commissioned after the loading and shipping of…
Free ReadKawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan has made more progress with development of a floating, gas-fired power plant to operate with LNG deliveries and aimed at Southeast Asia with its many…
LNG Journal editor Polish Oil and Gas Company has signed an agreement with US liquefied natural gas development company Venture Global to buy 1.5 million tonnes per annum of additional…
The Government of Cyprus has extended a tender deadline to September for the supply of cargoes for a floating liquefied natural gas import terminal and associated facilities currently under development.
LNG Journal editor Sovcomflot Group, the Russian fleet owner, said it signed an agreement with ship fuel provider, Gazprom Neft Marine Bunker, to cooperate on bunkering operations for ships powered…

News Nudges

French regas offering

Elengy, the French LNG import terminal owner, said it was launching a call for capacity subscriptions for its Atlantic Coast Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG import facility in Western France to promote access to North-West European natural gas markets. “It is initiated in response to market signals, collected in recent months, indicating requirements for securing and booking LNG import capacities,” said Elengy whose Montoir terminal has been in operation since 1980. The Montoir terminal owner said it was offering slots from October 2021 until December 2035.


Novatek deal on equipment

Russian natural gas company and Yamal LNG plant operator Novatek and JSC Atomenergomash, a mechanical engineering division of Russia’s nuclear body Rosatom State Corp., have signed a memorandum of understanding on forming a strategic partnership for localizing the fabrication of equipment for LNG production..


Knutsen LNG growth

Knutsen Group, the Norwegian shipping company, said it expanded its liquefied natural gas carrier fleet to 12 vessels as its latest newbuild, the 180,000 cubic metres capacity carrier “Adriano Knutsen”, is set to leave the South Korean shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries at Ulsan. The vessel is part of a series of three being built at Hyundai with two delivered in 2019 and the third in 2020. The “Adriano Knutsen” has been signed up to a seven-year charter deal with Spanish utility Endesa to transport LNG from the Texas Corpus Christi plant.