The Qatargas 4 LNG plant. Qatar is considering investing abroad. (Shell) Liquefaction

Qatari minister hints at LNG portfolio ambitions

Qatar is considering becoming a global LNG portfolio player and intends to continue to invest in LNG infrastructure in importing countries, according to its energy minister.

Power lines near Sasolburg. South Africa hopes to support LNG-to-power projects. (John Hogg, World Bank) Regasification

Delays worry bidders in South Africa’s gas IPP tender

Further delays are expected on South Africa’s gas IPP, which may be scaring off some of the tender’s smaller bidders.

Novatek planning to boost LNG output and keep market share

Novatek wants to boost LNG production while maintaining its share of the domestic market.

23 February 2017
Havana, Cuba. Thawing relations between Cuba and the United States has let in Netflix and AirBnB. (AirBnB)

Could US gas play a role in Cuban Thaw?

Energy-hungry Cuba is at a crossroads. But cheap US gas could be a valuable weapon in pulling the Caribbean island out of Venezuela’s political orbit.

23 February 2017

Malaysia maintains LNG export volumes in 2016

Malaysia maintained a high level of LNG exports in 2016 even though its revenues and imports declined.

23 February 2017

Woodside trials LNG as a transport fuel

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum is looking to sell LNG as a bunker and transport fuel.

22 February 2017
The Sabine Pass LNG plant in the US. China took six cargoes from the plant last year. (Cheniere)

China urged to forge closer US energy ties

China should look to position itself to import LNG from the United States to satisfy its soaring gas demand, analysts have said.

22 February 2017

Chinese wholesale LNG prices inch upwards

Chinese wholesale LNG prices averaged RMB 3,024/t last week, edging up by 0.23% from the previous week.

22 February 2017

Global LNG demand to grow twice as fast as gas demand – Shell

Global LNG demand is set to grow at 4-5% per year between 2015 and 2030 – twice the growth rate of gas demand – according to Shell’s inaugural LNG Outlook.

21 February 2017
Manzanillo LNG terminal, Mexico. The Panama Canal allows large vessels to reach it from the US. (Samsung C&T)

Uncle Sam wins in Mexico’s standoff with Peru

There is nothing like a supply risk to find out who your friends are, as Mexico has learned in recent months.

21 February 2017
BP’s Tangguh LNG in Indonesia. The plant’s third train could supply LNG domestically once it starts up. (BP plc)

Indonesia looks to expand small scale LNG network

Indonesia is expanding its small-scale LNG import infrastructure with a second project, but the complexity of the network it is building could result in slow progress.

21 February 2017
CNOOC’s Tianjin LNG terminal. China’s LNG imports may soon reach 30 mtpa. (CNOOC)

China-Korea LNG shake-up sparks Chinese scepticism

Chinese experts have poured cold water on a prediction that China will surpass South Korea as the world’s second-largest LNG importer this year.

21 February 2017

Warmer weather hits Asian spot LNG prices

Spot LNG prices for northeast Asia fell by 2.52% last week from the previous week, to $7.72/MMBtu, as warmer weather curbed heating demand.

21 February 2017

Chilly Argentina hopes for Chilean gas supplies

Argentina is again seeking to import gas and power from its neighbour Chile during the southern hemisphere winter.

20 February 2017

Three consortiums interested in building Iran LNG – NIOC

National Iranian Oil Co. is negotiating with three consortiums to complete construction of the Iran LNG project, Ali Amirani, acting head of NIOC’s gas export division, has said.

20 February 2017
Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak (Russian Ministry of Energy)

Russian energy minster talks plans and negotiations

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak tells Interfax about the current state of his country’s gas market and the plans for its future.

20 February 2017

Mexico swaps Peruvian LNG for US cargoes

Brazilian and Argentine demand for United States-produced LNG has vanished. However, Mexico is turning into Uncle Sam’s best customer.

20 February 2017
The Gladstone LNG plant in Queensland. Australian gas producers are targeting the region’s plants. (Santos)

AGL targeting Australia’s first LNG imports by 2021

Australia’s supply shortages mean the country could soon start importing LNG as well as exporting it, with AGL planning the country’s first terminal.

20 February 2017

Paksitan’s LNG demand to hit 30 mtpa by 2030

Pakistan’s LNG demand is expected to reach 30.0 mtpa by 2022, Adnan Gilani, chief operating officer of state-owned Pakistan LNG, has said.

17 February 2017

Japanese utilities agree to redirect LNG cargoes

Japan’s regional electric utilities have won provisions to divert LNG cargoes in some of their long-term sales contracts if and when they restart their nuclear power plants.

17 February 2017

Effect of incoming LNG wave may be overestimated – OIES

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies has questioned whether the forthcoming wave of LNG supply will be delivered to Europe in its latest report

17 February 2017
The Stavangerfjord LNG-fuelled ferry. (Kimm Saatvedt, Palookaville)

LNG bunkering gathers momentum

Europe’s LNG bunkering market is looking hopeful, as companies turn to it to fill the region’s gas consumption void.

17 February 2017

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