In this issue

 

LNG News Editor:  Sempra Energy’s storage unit has given more details of plans to construct and operate a “high-deliverability” salt-dome natural gas storage facility in Louisiana for existing and proposed…
The US Government expects LNG exports will average 8.5 billion cubic feet per day for all of 2021compared with 9.8 Bcf per day during January when around 18 to 22…
ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell and BP had plenty of often non-cash write-offs for year and fourth quarter 
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  UK major BP has sold a 20 percent stake for $2.6 ‎billion to Thailand’s national energy company in key tight natural gas fields onshore the Sultanate of…
The ruler of Sharjah, the third-largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates, has met with Claudio Descalzi, Chief Executive of the leading oil and gas exploration and production and LNG…
LNG News Editor:  The Hiranandani Group of India and Höegh LNG of Norway have confirmed they are on track to deploy a floating import terminal in March 2021 to supply…
Free ReadAdriatic LNG, the offshore import terminal owned by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil, has launched a consultation for the auctioning of a potential 153 billion cubic metres of regasification capacity over…
Avenir LNG, a company owned by Norwegian shipping and infrastructure operators, said its newest 20,000 cubic metres capacity LNG bunkering vessel has been launched in China and it would be…
LNG News Editor:  Chevron Corp., one of the leading global liquefied natural gas operators, will have continued lower output at the Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG plants in early 2021 and…
LNG News Editor:  Four long-standing LNG sector participants from Japan, along with the Sultanate of Brunei in South East Asia, have successfully completed the world’s first global hydrogen supply chain…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  Edge LNG, a US company involved in delivering LNG to market by converting stranded and flared natural gas, has unveiled its new facility in Midland in Texas…
The Intercontinental Exchange, the US-based operator of global trading platforms and clearing houses, reported record activity across its markets for European Dutch Title Transfer Facility (TTF) futures and Japan-Korea Marker…
US company Air Products, the world’s leader in liquefied natural gas technology and equipment, has signed an agreement to provide propriety equipment and a related process license to the Sempra…
Free ReadLNG News Editor:  France's Entrepose Contracting, a unit of Vinci Construction Grands Projets and the UK’s Taylor Woodrow, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract by the UK’s…

News Nudges

Total-Siemens tech plans

French major Total and Siemens Energy of Germany have signed a technical collaboration agreement to study sustainable solutions for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions at liquefied natural gas plants and associated power generation facilities. “Each partner will bring together their best-in-class technologies and combine their know-how to deliver industrial-stage solutions such as combustion of clean hydrogen in gas turbines, competitive all-electrical liquefaction, optimized power generation, the integration of renewable energy in liquefaction plants’ power system,” explained Total.


Gas for Chechnya

Russian natural gas company Gazprom has opened the Mozdok-Grozny gas trunkline to improve supplies to the Chechen Republic, part of Russia's North Caucasian District and which was the subject of two separatist wars from 1994 to 2009. The pipeline crosses under 13 roads and six bodies of water, including the Terek River. An affiliated gas distribution station with an hourly capacity of 247,000 cubic metres was created as part of the project in the North Caucasus region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.


Charter rates rise

Shipping charter rates for LNG carriers in the spot market increased for West of Suez by around $13,500 per day to average between $55,000 per day and $51,000 per day for vessels of 155,000-165,000 cubic metres capacity. In the East of Suez charter market average rates rose by around $4,000 per day to between $43,000 per day and $39,000 per day, according to various brokers.