The North Rankin platform on Australia’s North West Shelf. LNG can be produced more cheaply there than at newer plants. (Woodside) Liquefaction

Focus shifts to prolonging NWS for cheap LNG

Australian LNG producers are waking up to the potential of the North West Shelf LNG project, which could offer a cheaper alternative to new plants.

Sinopec’s LNG terminal in Beihai, Guangxi. The company is building a new facility in Zhejiang. (Sinopec) Regasification

New Sinopec LNG project spurs east China rivalry

The LNG market on China’s east coast is heating up as more companies rush to build terminals in the area.

BC official discussing LNG partnerships in Asia

British Columbia Deputy Premier Rich Coleman is in Asia this week to meet LNG buyers and discuss potential partnerships.

21 October 2016

Pakistan eyes Russian and Malaysian LNG

Pakistan is in talks with Russian and Malaysian companies to secure LNG supplies.

21 October 2016

Portuguese LNG imports spike in recent months

Portugal increased the amount of LNG it imported in August and September on an annual basis.

21 October 2016

Sonatrach offers to send LNG to Jordan

Algeria’s Sonatrach will offer to supply LNG to Jordan, according to a Jordan Times report citing sources at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. s

20 October 2016

Petronas UK signs five-year LNG supply deal Qatargas

Qatargas has signed a five-year LNG sales-and-purchase agreement with Petronas LNG UK.

20 October 2016

CMA CGM and Engie to promote LNG as a shipping fuel

Shipping company CMA CGM and Engie have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote LNG as a marine fuel for container vessels.

20 October 2016

Drop in Malaysia’s LNG exports hits revenue

Southeast Asian LNG exporters see export volumes fall in recent months as prices begin to rise.

20 October 2016

Sakhalin 2 FEED work nears completion

FEED work on the third train of the Sakhalin 2 LNG plant is nearly complete.

19 October 2016
Gas will be supplied to the LNG export project from the Hilala and Calub gas fields. (Poly-GCL)

Ethiopia-Djibouti LNG project delayed – minister

Plans for LNG exports from Ethiopia and Djibouti are being pushed back as delays hit construction of a key supply pipeline.

19 October 2016

SHPGX pipeline sales rocket up, but LNG plunges

Pipeline gas sales on the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange were up by 47% last week, while LNG sales fell by 55.8% week on week.

19 October 2016

Pakistan facing winter of gas shortages – local media

Pakistan is set to face severe gas shortages this winter despite having access to LNG imports, according to local media.

18 October 2016
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has appointed a new energy minister. (Adrien Barbier, Flickr)

Mozambique delays gas project tender

Mozambique will have its work cut out if it is to approve its onshore LNG and domestic gas project plans before the end of the year.

18 October 2016

India’s Dahej LNG terminal adds two storage tanks

India’s Petronet LNG commissioned two LNG storage tanks at the Dahej LNG terminal on Monday.

18 October 2016

Indonesia to be net LNG importer by 2021 – BMI Research

Indonesia is expected to become a net importer of LNG by 2021, according to a research note by BMI Research.

18 October 2016

Egypt’s EGAS to hold LNG tender in November

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. will hold a tender in November to secure 48-56 LNG cargoes for delivery in 2017.

18 October 2016
The Kipevu III power plant. LNG imports could be used to supply plants near Mombasa. (Wartsila)

Kenya revives Mombasa FSRU plan

Low prices have put LNG imports back on the agenda in Kenya, with studies under way for an FSRU at Mombasa.

18 October 2016

Asian spot LNG prices edge up as winter approaches

Spot LNG prices for delivery to Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan increased by an average of 1.3% last week as buyer interest edged up for the heating season.

18 October 2016

Indonesia aiming for 4 mtpa LNG portfolio

Indonesia plans to build an LNG portfolio of 4 mtpa, according to Didik Sasongko Widi, the vice president of LNG at state oil and gas company Pertamina

17 October 2016

Gazprom to agree new LNG terms for Gail soon – Miller

Gazprom is expecting to agree on changes to the terms of its LNG supply contract with India’s Gail in the near future, Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller has said.

17 October 2016

Japan has had 2,500 LNG cargoes from Qatar – al-Kaabi

Qatar has delivered more than 2,500 LNG cargoes to Japan, Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, the president, chief executive and chairman of Qatar Petroleum has said.

17 October 2016

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