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Liquefaction

Asian spot LNG prices fall for sixth week

Spot prices closed the week at $7.21/MMBtu, their lowest level since April 2018.

5 February 2019
Regasification

Thailand’s LNG imports up 16% in 2018

The volume of LNG entering Thailand was up last year as domestic output and pipeline gas imports from Myanmar fell.

4 February 2019
CNOOC ship containing 130 LNG containers. Liquefaction

Chinese player to import containerised LNG from Japan

Small volumes of LNG will start to be shipped inside containers from Japan to China this year following a deal between two companies that will test Chinese interest in the distribution method.

31 January 2019
Regasification

Japan’s LNG imports decline by 1% in 2018

Volumes fell only slightly as demand resulting from extreme weather and natural disasters offset the effect of nuclear restarts.

31 January 2019
Liquefaction

Tianjin terminal clear winner in Chinese LNG sales

CNOOC's Tianjin LNG terminal sold the most truckloads of LNG among the Chinese terminals last week by a wide margin.

31 January 2019
A rig offshore Bangladesh. Regasification

Bangladesh seeking to diversify gas supply

The country's regas capacity will remain limited until around 2024, meaning it is looking to domestic production and pipeline imports to help meet rising demand.

31 January 2019
Shale gas drilling in the Marcellus formation Liquefaction

Shale growth will transform US gas flows

Flows are set to change dramatically in response to continued growth in shale gas production, the EIA says.

31 January 2019
LNG bunkering in Rostock, Germany. Liquefaction

Novatek boosts Baltic small-scale LNG plans

Novatek will launch its Vysotsk liquefaction plant in February and has plans to almost triple its capacity with a second 1 mtpa train.

30 January 2019
Liquefaction

Chinese ex-works LNG price hits six-week low

Industrial activity in China has weakened ahead of next week's Lunar New Year holiday, prompting LNG producers to cut their prices.

30 January 2019
Liquefaction

Asian spot LNG prices flat week on week

Prices closed last week at an average of $8.11/MMBtu, which was the same as the previous week but down from $10.5/MMBtu a year ago.

29 January 2019
Liquefaction

Europe increases share of US LNG exports

More US LNG has been delivered to Europe over recent months, although the region still represents a small market for American exporters.

28 January 2019
Artist's impression of the Wilhelmshaven FSRU. (LNG Wilhelmshaven) Regasification

Exxon agreement pushes Wilhelmshaven FSRU closer to FID

The involvement of both Exxon and Qatar Petroleum in the German project suggests Uniper may be able to secure a return on its investment and progress to an FID soon.

28 January 2019
Construction on the Power of Siberia pipeline. (Gazprom) Regasification

LNG expands dominance of China’s gas import mix

LNG extended its lead over pipeline volumes in China’s import mix for the third consecutive year last year, but the trend may soon start to be reversed.

28 January 2019
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Supply Contracts

Pakistan seeks lower-cost LNG from Qatar

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Qatar this week with the aim of renegotiating his country’s long-term LNG contract in order to cut costs.

24 January 2019
Regasification

India’s LNG imports fall by nearly 20% year on year in November

India’s LNG imports fell by 18% year on year in November but were up by 11% over the first 11 months of 2018.

24 January 2019
The port of Tema in Ghana. (Jonathan Ernst, World Bank) Regasification

Ghana’s LNG plans show lack of policy coherence

Ghana's state petroleum company has entered into talks on a second LNG import project despite paying for domestic gas it is unable to utilise.

24 January 2019
A tanker at the PNG LNG plant. Liquefaction

PNG seeks more benefits from LNG

New legislation looks set to force IOCs in Papua New Guinea to provide improved benefits from LNG projects in the country.

24 January 2019
Liquefaction

CNOOC's Tianjin terminal sells 383 truckloads of LNG per day

China National Offshore Oil Corp.’s Tianjin facility sold the most truckloads of LNG among Chinese terminals last week.

24 January 2019
An FPSO being build at South Korea's DSME shipyard Shipping & Transport

South Korea WTO claim could raise carrier costs

Japan is challenging South Korea's support of its major shipyards, which could increase the cost of building LNG carriers.

24 January 2019
Liquefaction

Chinese LNG plants cut prices ahead of Lunar New Year

Thirty-seven plants reduced their prices by an average of 2.45% last week to boost sales in advance of the public holiday.

23 January 2019

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