In this issue

 

LNG Journal editor Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) in the United Arab Emirates has awarded LNG producer Inpex Corp. of Japan an exploration licence for the onshore Block 4…
Japanese liquefied natural gas imports plunged 11.4 percent with only Middle East volumes holding up as more coal-fired power use and nuclear generation offset the need for gas-fired power as…
LNG Journal editor Williams, the owner of the largest US natural gas pipeline that underpins LNG feed-gas deliveries on the Gulf Coast and domestic supplies in the northeast, has signed…
Venture Global LNG said it planned to expand the scope of its LNG development business on the US Gulf Coast to 60 million tonnes per annum of production based on…
Nation’s energy officials explained at Houston conference they may be big players over time LNG Journal editor Argentina said it would take some time before the nation becomes a global player in…
LNG Journal editor Woodside, the Western Australian liquefied natural gas producer, said its Burrup Hub for LNG is making progress with plans for third-party participation in liquefaction and pipelines, LNG…
Woodside, the Australian LNG producer, has welcomed a decision by the Western Australian state government to withdraw its greenhouse-gas guidelines that caused consternation in the energy industry as Australian activists…
LNG Journal editor Enagas, the Spanish natural gas network and LNG terminal owner, has entered the US energy infrastructure market by investing in Tallgrass Energy, whose assets include 11,000 kilometres…
IGas Energy, the largest UK onshore oil and gas exploration and production company, said it had made more progress with well developments in its shale-gas activities in central England targeting…
Atlas Copco, the Swedish turbomachinery manufacturer, said its Gas and Process division secured a breakthrough compressors order for the LNG carrier market. 
LNG Journal editor Gasum, the natural gas company of Finland, posted annual pre-tax profits little changed from the previous year even as the value of liquefied natural gas sales increased…
LNG Journal editor The Dutch Gate LNG import terminal in Rotterdam, now the focus of more trans-shipment activity from Russia, has requested interested parties to book capacity in an open…
LNG Journal editor Italian Energy company Eni has sold a stake to Qatar Petroleum in an exploratory block offshore Mozambique, where several LNG projects are being developed from other blocks…
China National Offshore Oil Corp., the largest liquefied natural gas terminal owner, is planning to open up several of its facilities to third-party access (TPA) and expressions of interest are…

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.