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Free ReadLNG Journal editor Papua New Guinea has named former Finance Minister James Marape as the nation’s new Prime Minister after a week-long crisis that has raised concerns about the timetable…
LNG Journal editor Qatar Petroleum has awarded the front-end engineering and design contract for the North Field expansion project's offshore pipelines and topsides facilities to liquefy and export an additional…
LNG Journal editor OLT Offshore LNG Toscana, the Italian LNG import facility on the Mediterranean coast, said German utility Uniper has sold its stake in the terminal company to global…
Free ReadAustralian Industrial Energy and two Japanese partners building the first Australian liquefied natural gas import terminal at Port Kembla to bring in shipments of LNG for the state of New…
Chinese liquefied natural gas imports increased last month by almost 34 percent compared with the same month of 2018 amid a slump in spot cargo prices and overall demand.
LNG Journal editor The head of Royal Dutch Shell in Australia told the nation’s main energy conference that in the wake of the election result, which saw the conservative coalition…
Australian LNG plant operator Santos said it would embark on a battery project for the Darwin LNG plant in the Northern Territory to reduce carbon emissions by 20 percent from…
Free ReadHoegh LNG, the Norwegian LNG fleet owner and project developer, posted lower profits and higher revenues in the first quarter as it expects four new regasification ventures, two of them…
The Teekay General Partners board overseeing Teekay LNG Partners and its fleet of almost 50 LNG carriers, has overhauled its board of directors to help tackle the evolving strategies in…
Woodfibre LNG plans by Singapore-based group lead to acquisition deal for Calgary E&P company LNG Journal editor Pacific Oil & Gas, the Asian-based developer of the Canadian Woodfibre LNG export project in British…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor JGC Corp., the Japanese energy and LNG engineering company, improved its liquefied natural gas backlog as it planned a corporate overhaul to be more agile in pursuing…
Chiyoda Corp., one of the leading Japanese LNG engineering companies, has named Kazushi Okawa as its new Chairman and Chief Executive to lead turnaround efforts after it suffered large losses…
LNG Journal editor Mitsubishi Shipbuilding of Japan has held a naming ceremony for the fifth of a series of five liquefied natural gas carriers constructed for Japanese companies to ship…
Free ReadKnud E. Hansen, the Danish maritime engineering and construction consultancy, has designed the first generation of LNG-powered and ultra-large Roll-On-Roll-Off (RoRo) cargo vessels to be built in China for the…

News Nudges

French regas offering

Elengy, the French LNG import terminal owner, said it was launching a call for capacity subscriptions for its Atlantic Coast Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG import facility in Western France to promote access to North-West European natural gas markets. “It is initiated in response to market signals, collected in recent months, indicating requirements for securing and booking LNG import capacities,” said Elengy whose Montoir terminal has been in operation since 1980. The Montoir terminal owner said it was offering slots from October 2021 until December 2035.


Novatek deal on equipment

Russian natural gas company and Yamal LNG plant operator Novatek and JSC Atomenergomash, a mechanical engineering division of Russia’s nuclear body Rosatom State Corp., have signed a memorandum of understanding on forming a strategic partnership for localizing the fabrication of equipment for LNG production..


Knutsen LNG growth

Knutsen Group, the Norwegian shipping company, said it expanded its liquefied natural gas carrier fleet to 12 vessels as its latest newbuild, the 180,000 cubic metres capacity carrier “Adriano Knutsen”, is set to leave the South Korean shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries at Ulsan. The vessel is part of a series of three being built at Hyundai with two delivered in 2019 and the third in 2020. The “Adriano Knutsen” has been signed up to a seven-year charter deal with Spanish utility Endesa to transport LNG from the Texas Corpus Christi plant.