In this issue

 

GRTgaz, the French natural gas network operator and owner of LNG import terminals, has issued a report on gas flows and imports and exports during the Covid-19 crisis and the…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of the Federal Republic of Somalia has launched the former war-torn nation’s first offshore licensing round on a coast where…
KBR, the US engineering company with a strong energy and LNG presence, has been awarded a master service agreement and feasibility study by Japanese resources company JX Nippon Oil &…
Atlanta-based firm recorded multiple records across oil, natural gas and fuel LNG Journal editor Intercontinental Exchange Inc., the US-based operator of regulated trading platforms for commodity and financial markets, reported…
LNG Journal editor Two of the main US export projects on Gulf Coast of Texas, Rio Grande LNG and Port Arthur LNG, as well as the Costa Azul venture in…
Free ReadThe Jordan Cove LNG export project in the northwest US state of Oregon and its Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline have filed a petition finding that the Oregon Department of Environmental…
LNG Journal editor Elba Island LNG, the small US export facility near Savannah in Georgia, has been given permission by regulators to begin commissioning the eighth processing Train of its…
Royal Dutch Shell has sold its shale-gas assets in the Appalachian Basin of Pennsylvania for $541 million as it moved to reorganize its global business as it prepares for the…
Texas LNG Brownsville, the mid-scale export plant proposed by industry veterans Vivek Chandra and Langtry Meyer, has been handed a ruling by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that it…
Free ReadLNG Journal editor Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the LNG and compressed natural gas filling station company with a network of 550 stations across the US and Canada and partly owned…
LNG Journal editor South Korea’s three main shipyards, the leading builders of LNG carriers, have received only half the orders they brought in a year ago because of the worldwide…
LNG Journal editor LNG supplier Nauticor, a subsidiary of the Nordic energy company Gasum, has conducted the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation for an LNG-powered product tanker in Germany near…
Free ReadThe Australian-listed developer of the US Magnolia LNG plant in Louisiana with an export accord to supply cargoes for Vietnam has run out of money and time after a takeover…
The LNG Marine Fuel Institute formed in Australia to help improve access to bunkering has praised the first move by the Pilbara Port Authority in Western Australia.

News Nudges

Algeria gas hand-over

Sonatrach, the Algerian state energy company and operator of two LNG export plants on the North African coast, signed its acceptance of the Touat gas project in southwest Algeria being passed to Groupement Touat Gaz (GTG), a joint venture between Sonatrach and Neptune Energy of the UK. Operation of the facility had previously been in the hands of the project contractor, Spain’s Técnicas Reunidas, since the first gas was sent into the Algerian domestic gas pipeline network in September 2019.


Brunei LNG contract

Brunei LNG has awarded a 10-year contract to local company SPHI Marine to supply three tugboats and one anchor-handling tug to support shipping operations at the Lumut facility. SPHI said the contract included a five-year extension option. The Brunei-owned and flagged vessels will replace the tugs of Dutch firm Kotug, which are currently servicing the LNG plant.


Korea energy orders fall

South Korean shipyards are expecting new firm LNG carrier orders after Qatar booked construction berths, but no new orders have been received in 2020 for oil and gas platforms or offshore facilities, reflecting the depressed state of the energy market. Hyundai Heavy Industries has received no orders for offshore facilities since October 2018 when it signed a $450 million deal with a US oil developer LLOG Exploration to build a floating production system, according to the latest data.