In this issue

 

Teekay LNG Partners recorded strong earnings for the fourth quarter and the full year after successfully completing its newbuild programme and securing attractive time-charters during the year amid the start-up…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Worley, the Australian engineering company, said it was awarded two master service agreements by French major Total to provide specialised services for the Mozambique LNG export project…
Baker Hughes Company, the US energy services and LNG equipment supplier, has signed an agreement with Oman LNG for the turbomachinery scope as part of a de-bottlenecking project in the…
Houston company says more sales to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt are underway LNG Journal editor Noble Energy, the US company with natural gas and LNG interests in the East Mediterranean…
LNG Journal editor Dominion Energy, the developer of the Cove Point LNG export plant in Maryland, reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.1 billion compared with $641 million for the same period…
Free ReadFreeport LNG Chief Executive Michael Smith said he was hopeful of signing sufficient deals with buyers as the Quintana Island facility in Texas slowly expands, though suggested the second wave…
LNG Journal editor NextDecade Corp., the developer of the Rio Grande LNG export project, said the US Department of Energy issued an order granting authorization to export cargoes to non-free…
New Fortress Energy, the owner of LNG facilities in Florida and in Jamaica and projects in Puerto Rico and the US northeast, said it signed a long-term LNG supply agreement…
Free ReadUS pipeline company Kinder Morgan has asked regulators for permits to construct a new pipeline section and compression infrastructure for its Tennessee Gas Pipeline to allow feed-gas to flow to…
LNG Journal editor The OPEC of natural gas, the GECF, held a meeting in Doha in Qatar to launch its annual outlook as the Qataris pledged to advance with their…
Qatar has signed a new long-term sale and purchase agreement with Royal Dutch Shell to deliver 1 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas to the neighbouring Gulf state…
LNG Journal editor The US agency that helps the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with the permit processing for export plants and pipelines has determined that the Alaska LNG liquefaction facility…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Sovcomflot, the Russian shipping line with 16 LNG carriers and an overall fleet of 147 vessels, said it held a ceremony for the naming a new LNG…
Protests are continuing across Canada in support of a minority of First Nation Indigenous peoples who are against the Coastal GasLink pipeline to bring feed-gas to the LNG Canada plant…

News Nudges

Greek LNG progress

Greek LNG developer Gastrade said the binding phase of a market test for reservation of capacity at the floating LNG terminal proposed for offshore Alexandroupolis in northeastern Greece was successfully completed. “With an aggregate long-term profile of binding offers for up to 15 years, reaching 2.6 billion cubic metres per year, Greek and international natural gas companies, as well as end-consumers, confirmed their interest in the reservation of regasification capacity at the FSRU terminal,” said Gastrade.


Chinese natural gas

Chinese January-February domestic natural gas production rose 8 percent to 31.4 billion cubic metres with an average daily output of 520 million cubic metres, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Imports of pipeline natural gas and LNG together reached 17.80 million tonnes compared with 17.36MT in Jan-Feb 2019, up 2.6 percent year on year. Domestic crude oil output rose 3.7 percent year on year to 32MT from January to February, while imports increased 5.2 percent from a year earlier to 86.09MT.


Finnish China order

WE Tech Solutions of Finland, the shipping consultancy and equipment provider offering energy efficiency designs, has received a repeat order from Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. in China to deliver its “Solution Four” package for efficient power distribution for the third new battery and LNG-powered Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) ordered by United European Car Carriers (UECC).