In this issue

 

Indian liquefied natural gas imports edged higher in May as they recovered quickly from the previous month’s slump as the nation emerged from the Covid-19 lockdown.
National oil companies in Asian states are looking for ways to alleviate the severe financial crises brought on by the price crash and the Covid-19 pandemic and the Indonesian energy…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Chinese liquefied natural gas imports jumped in May to around 70 cargoes and pipeline gas imports dropped as the nation resumed LNG shipments from the US after…
The Shanghai Oil and Gas Exchange (SHPGX) said that the Chinese major, China National Offshore Oil Corp., had agreed to buy two cargoes of liquefied natural gas from Royal Dutch…
Australian E&P company has accord was with the Mongolian fuel retailer MT Group LNG Journal editor Elixir Energy, a small Australian exploration and production company, has signed a non-binding memorandum…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a letter to US LNG project developer Venture Global giving permission to proceed with initial mobilization and limited site preparation…
Kinder Morgan Inc., the US pipelines company and owner of the US Elba Island LNG export plant, has been given permission by US regulators to introduce feed-gas into the ninth…
LNG Journal editor Inpex Corp., the largest Japanese exploration and production company and an Australian LNG plant operator, said it concluded a loan refinancing agreement for a portion of the…
Santos, Western Australia’s biggest domestic natural gas supplier and growing LNG exporter after purchasing Darwin LNG from ConocoPhillips, said it signed a new supply deal with three goldmines.
Free ReadJapanese liquefied natural gas imports plunged by almost 19 percent last month and deliveries of thermal coal dropped by only half as much while US LNG deliveries to Japan rose,…
LNG Journal editor Australian liquefied natural gas export plants in Western Australia and Queensland exported a total of 93 cargoes in May, with six of them spot cargoes, down from…
LNG Journal editor The Coastal GasLink pipeline to deliver at least 2.1-billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to the LNG Canada export plant being built in Kitimat in…
LNG Journal editor The Gazprom-run Sakhalin liquefied natural gas export plant in the Russian Far East has started maintenance work for a month that will shut down one of its…
Free ReadThe British Columbia LNG Alliance has become the Canadian LNG Alliance to reflect the critical role of the fuel in national economic recovery, boosting industry opportunities for Indigenous communities and…

News Nudges

More Eni gas for Egypt

Italian energy company Eni and UK major BP announced a new natural gas discovery in the “Great Nooros Area” of the Abu Madi West Development lease in the Nile Delta offshore Egypt and coupled with other finds in the block there is potential for LNG production. Eni said that there could be more than 4 trillion cubic feet of gas in place in the Great Nooros Area where there have been other discoveries since 2015.


Croatia LNG progress

A Chinese shipyard near Shanghai has completed the conversion works on a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and the vessel is expected to leave for the Balkan nation of Croatia at the end of September to be deployed at an island site in the northern Adriatic Sea. The vessel was converted at a subsidiary yard of Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding from a conventional carrier, the “Golar Viking” with 140,205 cubic metres capacity, to an FSRU re-named “LNG Croatia”.


Fluxys LNG by rail

Fluxys of Belgium said its Zeebrugge LNG import terminal would be organising more container loads by train after a first shipment was sent to Italy by rail operator Lineas in a Prima LNG container. “Intermodal LNG transport is an attractive proposition as it has several advantages. It reduces emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants while being more cost efficient and reaching new destinations across Europe,” said Fluxys. “The port of Zeebrugge offers particularly good connections with the four major rail hubs in Europe,” it added.