An LNG cargo arrives in Brazil. LNG could still play a key role in the country despite production growth. (Petrobras) LNG

Renewables throw LNG a lifeline in Latin America

Do not write off Latin America’s LNG sector just yet. Renewables will need a hefty back-up, conference speakers in Houston argued this week.

By Chris Noon 23 June 2017
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Eni will start shipping LNG to Pakistan in December

Italy’s Eni will start delivering LNG to Pakistan in December under a long-term contract.

23 June 2017
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Ghana signs MOU for LNG from Equatorial Guinea

Ghana has signed a memorandum of understanding to take supplies of LNG from Equatorial Guinea.

23 June 2017
Anadarko operations off the Mozambican coast. The company plans to base an onshore site at Afungi. (Anadarko) LNG

Marine agreements bring Moz LNG FID closer

After months of locking heads with Eni and Anadarko, Mozambique has finally approved the Rovuma Basin marine concession agreements.

23 June 2017
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Golar and Delfin sign deal to develop US floating LNG project

Floating LNG developer Golar LNG and Delfin Midstream have signed a joint development agreement for the Delfin LNG project offshore Louisiana.

22 June 2017
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Chiyoda receives approval for floating LNG power plant

Japan’s Chiyoda Corp. has announced it has received approval in principle from the American Bureau of Shipping for a floating LNG power plant

22 June 2017
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Petronet in talks to buy 25% stake in Mundra LNG terminal

India’s Petronet LNG is in talks to buy 25% of Gujarat State Petroleum Corp.’s 50% stake in the Mundra LNG terminal.

22 June 2017
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Eni ships first LNG from Jangkrik

Eni has shipped its first cargo of LNG using gas produced from the Jangkrik field off Indonesia, according to a company release.

22 June 2017
Grain LNG terminal. The UK’s carbon floor price has helped gas gain market share from coal. (Flickr/National Grid) LNG

ETS price too low for LNG to crowd out coal in power

LNG import prices in Europe have dropped sharply but will still rely on a boost in carbon prices to compete with coal in power generation.

22 June 2017
Mexico’s Manzanillo LNG terminal could receive monthly LNG cargoes until 2018. (Samsung C&T) LNG

Mexican demand surprises US LNG industry

Mexico’s demand for US LNG has been stronger than expected. But it may be a short-lived phenomenon, conference delegates in Houston heard.

22 June 2017
Construction at Santos’s GLNG project. (Santos) LNG

Aussie LNG export limits to hit Santos hardest

The decision to limit LNG exports during periods of high demand is challenging for Santos, but the mechanism may face legal challenge.

22 June 2017
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Gas-fired power demand boosts Chinese LNG sales

Several of China's LNG terminals ramped up sales last week to meet increased gas-fired power demand.

22 June 2017
LNG

Qatari oil and gas can weather a blockade ‘forever’ – QP CEO

Qatar’s oil and gas industry is capable of weathering a blockade even if its lasts "forever", Qatar Petroleum Chief Executive Saad al-Kaabi has said.

21 June 2017
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Gazprom eyes LNG exports to Brazil

Gazprom is considering supplying LNG to Brazil, according to a document prepared for a meeting between the two countries’ presidents Vladimir Putin and Michel Temer.

21 June 2017
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Snam in talks to buy 7.3% stakes in Rovigo LNG terminal

Italian transmission system operator Snam is holding exclusive talks with energy company Edison to buy a 7.3% stake in the Rovigo terminal in northern Italy.

21 June 2017
LNG bunkering in Rostock, Germany. The fuel could help reduce martime GHG emissions. (Gazprom) LNG

IMO to debate climate deal for shipping

The International Maritime Organization will begin discussions this week on how to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry.

21 June 2017
LNG

Chinese plants cut LNG prices to reduce stockpiles

Chinese ex-works LNG prices averaged RMB 3,017/t last week, down by 1.53% from the previous week as 26 plants cut their asking prices to reduce stockpiles.

21 June 2017
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Australian government plans LNG export controls

Australia’s Conservative government intends to implement export controls on LNG, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Tuesday.

20 June 2017
LNG

Qatargas to deliver up to 1.1 mt of LNG to Shell for five years

Qatargas has signed a new sales-and-purchase agreement with Shell, the Qatari LNG supplier said in a note on Sunday.

20 June 2017
A gas-fired power plant in Sharjah. The emirate is looking to install an FSRU to boost its supply of the fuel. (SEWA) LNG

Sharjah targets FID for FSRU by end-2017

Sharjah wants its first FSRU to start up as soon as possible in a bid to deal with gas shortages that have caused blackouts in the emirate.

20 June 2017
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Asian spot LNG prices fall after five weeks of gains

Asian spot LNG prices fell by 1.08% last week compared with the previous week, to $5.44/MMBtu.

20 June 2017

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