In this issue

 

LNG News Editor:  Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the oldest LNG producer in the Middle East, has marked the first anniversary since the launch of ICE Futures Abu Dhabi…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  Spanish ferry company Baleària, which is continuing with its build-out of dual-fuelled ferries with gas capability for use on its Mediterranean routes, has become the first company…
Avenir LNG, the Norwegian-listed LNG project developer with a small-scale fleet, has agreed to buy out the shareholdings of its Italian partners in the small-scale LNG terminal at Port of…
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. has signed a contract to construct the first liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel to serve a growing base of LNG maritime fuel customers in Western Japan.
LNG News Editor:  France is considering plans to deploy a floating storage and regasification unit for liquefied natural gas imports at the Port of Le Havre on the northwest coast…
Free ReadIndian liquefied natural gas imports declined for a fifth month though at a much slower rate while year-on-year LNG costs soared and were partially offset by more domestic pipeline gas…
Saudis aim to be flexible amid rapidly evolving market conditions in international energy 
LNG News Editor:  One of Australia’s leading energy market regulators has said that the events in Ukraine had pushed global energy markets further into the unknown and that gas supply…
Free ReadAustralia, the largest LNG exporter to North Asia ahead of Qatar and the US, is now taking measures to underpin its own energy security by accelerating seven priority natural gas…
LNG News Editor:  Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) of India has delivered a natural gas field in the Krishna-Godavari basin in the Bay of Bengal offshore India’s East Coast…
Kosmos Energy, the US-based shareholder in the floating liquefied natural gas joint venture offshore the West African nations of Mauritania and Senegal, has adjusted its shareholdings for the pre-emption rights…
Sonatrach, the Algerian state energy company and LNG producer, has reported a “significant” oil and associated natural gas discovery with Italy’s Eni in the Zemlet el Arbi concession of the…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  TotalEnergies, the leading European oil and gas company and liquefied natural gas developer in Africa and elsewhere, has been forced to defend itself against wild allegations over…
LNG News Editor:  Pavilion Energy, the Singapore natural gas and LNG company, has named Alan Heng as Group Chief Executive effective from April 2022 as the company continues to support…

News Nudges

Chile LNG station

HAM Group of Spain, the developer of a growing European LNG filling station network, is also expanding into South America with a second LNG service station in Chile. HAM Chile will be in charge of the engineering process of the LNG station as part of a joint venture with regional operator Empresas Lipigas. The existing LNG station is located at the fuelling base of trucking company Transportes San Gabriel, in Linares, 300 kilometres south of the Chilean capital Santiago. HAM said the second station would be located in Tabolango in the Valparaíso region and about 10 kilometres from Concón, a coastal city in central Chile and will open in June.


Kyushu LNG trading

Kyushu Electric Power, a long-term LNG buyer with current long-term contracts with the Australian Gorgon LNG and Wheatstone LNG plants, has launched a new subsidiary for LNG trading. “Kyushu has launched a new subsidiary dedicated to supply to meet emerging demand,” said the company.


Novatek GDRs

Novatek, the Russian natural gas company and operator of the Yamal LNG plant in northern Siberia and the Arctic LNG II project hit by sanctions over the Ukraine invasion, has issued a notice through the London Stock Exchange on continuing its Global Depository Receipt (GDR) trading. “The Russian Federation Government Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investment authorized Novatek not to terminate its Global Depository Receipt (GDR) program and to continue GDR circulation outside the Russian Federation,” said the statement.