The Offshore LNG Toscana terminal will be equipped with arms to refuel LNG barges. (OLT) Regasification

Small-scale LNG to rescue Italian terminals

The Italian government is supporting the development of small-scale LNG facilities across the country to boost its underused terminals.

South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear power plant. The country’s nuclear ambitions have faced public opposition. (PA) Regasification

South African LNG facing more delays

Political conflict and confusion over South Africa’s LNG import timeline are causing delays and dissuading potential investors, analysts say.

BW Group names newest FSRU

BW Group named its second FSRU vessel the BW Integrity at Samsung Heavy Industries’ shipyard in South Korea in a ceremony last Thursday.

16 January 2017

Bangladeshi team heads to Qatar to hammer out LNG deal

Bangladesh will send a negotiating team to Qatar this month to finalise a deal to import LNG.

16 January 2017

HPC in talks to secure cargoes for Chhara terminal

India’s Hindustan Petroleum Corp. is in talks with six companies to import LNG at the terminal it is building in Chhara Port in Gujarat.

16 January 2017

Uruguay gambling on Argentina’s demand

The reluctance of Buenos Aires to commit to capacity from Uruguay’s proposed LNG terminal may scuttle the project.

16 January 2017

India’s gas supply falling short of demand

Despite importing greater volumes of LNG, India is still far from meeting its demand for gas.

16 January 2017

South Korea looks to secure US LNG before Trump takes office

South Korea is looking to expand its imports of shale gas from the United States before any possible trade disputes with President-elect Donald Trump.

13 January 2017
Malaysia’s uncontracted LNG supply is forecast to hit 17 mtpa over the next decade. (Petronas)

Malaysia faces LNG oversupply problem

Malaysia is facing an oversupply of gas as it brings new LNG export projects online and has delayed additional export capacity to help balance the market.

13 January 2017

Abu Dhabi launches LNG tender

Abu Dhabi has launched a tender for a shipment of LNG from its Das Island LNG export facility.

12 January 2017

Texas LNG signs agreements with Southeast Asian buyers

The Houston-based Texas LNG plant has signed non-binding agreements with four independent buyers in Southeast Asia for 3.1 mtpa of LNG.

12 January 2017

BP signs LNG SPA with Thailand’s PTT

BP signed an LNG sales-and-purchase agreement with Thailand’s PTT late last year.

12 January 2017
President Tabaré Vázquez said in December that the terminal was not a priority. (Uruguay president’s office)

Shell throws lifeline to Uruguay’s LNG terminal

Shell is considering buying all the regasified fuel from Uruguay’s proposed LNG terminal, but the supermajor may need assurances from Argentina.

12 January 2017

Gas pushed out of South Korea’s energy mix

South Korea is looking to nuclear and renewables to meet growing demand for power, while the share of gas in the mix is set to decline.

12 January 2017

Kochi LNG pipeline could be ready by 2019

India’s Petronet LNG has said that a 400 km pipeline connecting the Kochi LNG terminal to demand centres will be complete by 2019.

11 January 2017
Lithuania’s Independence FSRU gives it leverage in gas contract negotiations. (Höegh LNG)

Gazprom’s Lithuania return shows it pays to be cheap

Gazprom’s rising share of Lithuania’s gas market shows countries in the region may be struggling to find anyone to beat the Russians on price.

11 January 2017

Chinese LNG sales look local as holiday approaches

LNG plants in northern and northwestern China are favouring sales to local buyers as the Lunar New Year approaches, leading to some supply tightness.

11 January 2017

CNOOC diverts LNG cargoes following pipeline fire

China National Offshore Oil Corp. diverted two LNG cargoes from the Tianjin terminal after a pipeline fire in the area.

10 January 2017

Esshu Maru LNG tanker to arrive at Gate later this month

The Esshu Maru LNG tanker is due to arrive at the Netherlands’ Gate terminal on 26 January.

10 January 2017
Brazil’s Itaipu dam. The country is heavily reliant on its hydropower capacity. (PA)

Brazil’s power game is a risky business

Brazil has leaned heavily on its huge hydropower projects in recent months, but it will need large volumes of LNG if the rain stays away.

10 January 2017

Bad weather still hampering Chinese LNG delivery

Severe smog in Hebei closed motorways and affected LNG deliveries from Shaanxi last week, while heavy snow curbed deliveries from Inner Mongolia.

10 January 2017

Papua New Guinea sends troops to tackle violence near PNG LNG

Papua New Guinea’s government has deployed troops and police to stop gun violence near the upstream operations of the PNG LNG project in Hela province.

9 January 2017

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