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Free ReadLNG Journal editor Woodside Petroleum, the operator of two LNG export plants in Western Australia, said it had successfully completed additional work at its Pluto liquefaction facility following scheduled maintenance…
Containerships, an Intra-Europe subsidiary of the French global container market participant, the CMA CGM Group, said it took delivery of its second vessel with liquefied natural gas capability to operate…
Australian LNG player Santos said that the Barossa natural gas field joint venture has entered into exclusive negotiations with the Darwin LNG stakeholders to the supply of backfill feed-gas and…
LNG Journal editor GTT, the French maritime LNG storage technology company, has received an order from the Chinese Jiangnan Shipyard for the tank designs for five new LNG-fuelled container ships…
Free ReadMajor shipbuilders in South Korea are expecting huge orders for new liquefied natural gas carriers to be placed in the second half of 2019 from the expansion of the Qatar…
Declaration of final investment decision for Rovuma Basin greeted with optimism LNG Journal editor Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi said that the final investment decision to proceed with the nation’s LNG project…
LNG Journal editor German LNG Terminal, the joint venture company developing the European nation’s first regasification facility at Brunsbuettel on the Elbe River near the port of Hamburg, said it…
Free ReadPavilion Energy, the Singaporean company owned by the city-state wealth fund Temasek, said it entered into an agreement to purchase the portfolio of LNG assets of Spanish utility Iberdrola, including…
LNG Journal editor Sempra Energy, the California-based utility and operator of the Cameron LNG export plant in Louisiana, has filed a request to expand its Port Arthur project in Texas…
Engie, the French energy company and utility with LNG interests and with growing renewable assets in Europe, said it would become a retail natural gas supplier for three markets in…
Keane Group Inc. and C&J Energy Services, two Houston-based oil and gas services companies, have agreed to combine their completions and production services operations such as hydraulic fracturing in shale…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Inpex Corp., the Japanese company with a majority stake in the Ichthys LNG plant and a minority share in the Prelude FLNG venture in Australia, has agreed…
LNG Journal editor Evol LNG, the provider of liquified natural gas as a fuel for remote power stations and marine bunkering and a subsidiary of the Australian Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy…
LNG Journal editor Two more Arc7 ice-class liquefied natural gas carriers are entering service to transport shipments produced at the Yamal liquefied natural gas plant in northern Siberia, operated by…

News Nudges

Pemex adds to gas projects

Mexican state energy company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is seeking a 2020 budget of 523,425 billion pesos ($27 billion), an almost 9 percent increase from the amount approved by the government for 2019. Pemex is focusing on brings natural gas fields on stream to reduce the medium-term financial burden of LNG and pipeline natural gas imports and about half of the 2020 budget will go on exploration and production. The onshore Ixachi natural gas and condensate project in Veracruz state is one of the fields being targeted as the nation’s third-largest upstream project. Pemex plans to drill 47 wells at Ixachi, where natural gas output is expected to reach more than 635 million cubic feet per day. Ixachi is one of 20 fields with accelerating development plans as Pemex seeks to reverse more than 10 years of declining oil and natural gas output.


OLT Offshore on track

OLT Offshore LNG Toscana’s terminal offshore the west coast of Italy will work at 100 percent of its capacity with 41 slots being used for the Gas Year 2019-2020 with the total allocated capacity amounting to 6.3 million cubic metres. “This confirms the effectiveness of the new allocation capacity mechanism via auctions introduced in 2018, which makes the regasification sector more flexible and in line with market demands, both for the spot market and the long-term and medium-term ones,” said OLT Offshore. The “FSRU Toscana” offshore the port of Livorno will also be increasing the small-scale services available once modifications are completed. Small-scale commercial activities are expected to begin in 2021, allowing slots for small carriers to deliver LNG into storage under construction at regional ports for services such as the provision of trucking fuel and bunkering.


GTT storage tank orders

French LNG storage tanks technology company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) said it received two separate orders from the South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries on behalf of two Greek shipping lines, Tsakos Energy Navigation and Capital Gas Carriers. Both vessels will have storage capacity of 174,000 cubic metres. “GTT will design the tanks of the vessels, which will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system,” said the Paris-based company. “The delivery of the ships is planned during the fourth quarter of 2021,” added GT.