In this issue

 

LNG Journal editor PetroChina, the Hong Kong-listed unit of China National Petroleum Corp. with widespread domestic assets and overseas stakes in oil and gas and LNG projects in Canada, Russia…
LNG Journal editor Fluxys Belgium, the operator of the Belgian natural gas network and the Zeebrugge LNG import terminal, reported a drop in net profits due to one-off tax items…
French shipping company Brittany Ferries has signed a deal to charter a liquefied natural gas-powered ferry built in China as it expands its clean-fuel fleet and expects British passengers to…
Dutch shipping line Anthony Veder has taken delivery from the collapsed Norgas fleet of two combined gas carriers each of 10,000 cubic metres capacity and capable of transporting liquefied natural…
LNG Journal editor Murphy Oil, the US exploration and production company whose Rotan natural gas discovery offshore Malaysia is the subject of a floating LNG joint venture, has sold its…
Anadarko Petroleum of the US said it would seek long-term charters for around 16 liquefied natural gas carriers to ship volumes to customers from its proposed liquefaction and export project…
US company said India is a significant market and is committed to policies for cleaner fuel LNG Journal editor Chart Industries, the US LNG equipment-maker for production, storage and distribution,…
LNG Journal editor The US Gulf LNG export project proposed by pipeline company Kinder Morgan for Pascagoula in Mississippi is moving forward on the regulatory front with the Federal Energy…
US pipeline company Kinder Morgan said it would start-up its Elba Island LNG export plant in Georgia in late April after receiving regulatory permission in early March to introduce feed-gas,…
LNG Journal editor US regulators have approved the start-up of the Texas Eastern Transmission’s portion of the Stratton Ridge Expansion pipeline project designed to provide feed-gas to the Freeport LNG…
Indian liquefied natural gas imports fell last month by just over 9 percent with cargoes arriving at a slower pace from suppliers in Qatar, West Africa, Australia and the US…
The Texas LNG export project proposed for Cameron County in the port of Brownsville made more progress as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission delivered a final environmental impact statement. 
LNG Journal editor The European Commission has approved a grant of 128 million euros ($145M) to support the expansion of the Polish onshore liquefied natural gas terminal at the Baltic…
Imports of liquefied natural gas to the UK in March are at their highest levels since October 2015, helping benchmark National Balancing Point prices to decline to an 18-month low…

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.