LNG

Supply Contracts

Indian buyers eye Pacific Basin volumes

There are an increasing number of spot cargoes available to the Asian market which could exert more downward pressure on Pacific Basin prices, sources have said.

24 April 2013
Shipping & Transport

Mexican spot-buying activity rises

Trafigura delivered a spot cargo to Mexico’s Altamira terminal on 22 April, shipping data show.

24 April 2013
Liquefaction

African LNG exports set to rise in coming months

The force majeure at Nigeria LNG has been terminated, more than two months after a gas leak disrupted feedstock gas deliveries to the Shell-operated facility, a company spokesman has confirmed.

24 April 2013
Regasification

Evolutions and revolutions in Japanese power – part two

Andrew DeWit, a professor at Rikkyo University and expert on Japan’s energy and power markets, speaks to Interfax about the outlook for Japan’s power sector in the second instalment of a two-part interview.

24 April 2013
Supply Contracts

Reloads pose problems for US export decision makers

Concerns over whether countries with free-trade agreement with the United States could opt to re-export gas to countries without such agreements could pose difficulties for US export authorities, dele

23 April 2013
Liquefaction

Russia expands Arctic presence and boosts icebreaker fleet

With the ice caps melting and interest in the Arctic growing, Russia is preparing to boost its presence in the north and capitalise on the opportunities offered by the Northern Sea Route.

23 April 2013
Liquefaction

WA: one of the next LNG heavyweights

Bill Marmion is a Liberal party member who took over as Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum in March. He spoke to Interfax on the sidelines of the LNG 17 conference in Houston last week

23 April 2013
Regasification

Evolutions and revolutions in Japanese power – part one

Andrew DeWit, a professor at Rikkyo University and expert on Japan’s energy and power markets, speaks to Interfax about the outlook for Japan’s power sector and the competing forces struggling to influence policy.

22 April 2013
Regasification

CNPC solicits feedback on $1 billion terminal in Shenzhen

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) issued a notice in the state-run Guangzhou Daily on Saturday to solicit public feedback on a proposed RMB 6.26 billion ($1.01 billion) LNG-receiving terminal in Shenzhen city in Guangdong province.

22 April 2013
Liquefaction

US LNG exports need to get over ‘the hump’

Industrial consumers are calling it ‘the hump’. It is what projected domestic gas demand growth in the United States looks like from now to 2020 on a chart, and it is why industrial users want federal officials to go slow on approving LNG exports.

22 April 2013
Liquefaction

Gazprom keen on Kirinsky

Gazprom surprised Japanese officials during meetings to discuss the company’s Vladivostok LNG (VLNG) plant in Tokyo this week, by proposing to feed its first liquefaction train with gas from fields offshore Sakhalin and not from the eastern Chayanda field as had been expected.

19 April 2013
Liquefaction

Energy Ministry could coordinate exports when market liberalised

The Russian Energy Ministry may be asked to coordinate gas exports and LNG supplies when the market is liberalised, Deputy Energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky told reporters.

19 April 2013
Regasification

India LNG growth relies on price, infrastructure improvements

India’s LNG imports are rising, but the extent of that growth will largely depend on pricing and – ideally – the creation of a regional index, as well as significant infrastructure upgrades, executives from two state-owned LNG importers said at the LNG 17 conference.

19 April 2013
Liquefaction

Beijing LNG event to go big, but first Perth

As LNG 17 in the United States comes to a close, Australia – as an LNG exporter – gears up for hosting duties. Meanwhile China, with its growing import volumes, looks ahead to its turn as host in

19 April 2013
Regasification

DEFA may evaluate LNG bids before new head appointed

Cyprus’s Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA) may select a final bidder to import LNG into Cyprus even before the minister of commerce, industry and trade selects a new chairman to head the company.

19 April 2013
Regasification

Malaysian import terminal to begin commissioning in June

Malaysia’s state-controlled Petronas expects to begin commissioning its long-awaited Malacca LNG terminal in June, in time to begin importing the country’s first cargoes this year, a company representative told Interfax on the sidelines of the LNG 17 conference in Houston on Thursday.

19 April 2013
Liquefaction

Rosneft no threat as Gazprom examines eastern programme

Rosneft does not present a threat to Gazprom’s LNG plans and Gazprom is focusing on the Asia Pacific region through its Eastern Development Programme, which its sees as its main priority, Elena Burmistrova, deputy director of oil and gas products, LNG and new markets at Gazprom Export, told delegates at the LNG 17 conference in Houston on Thursda

19 April 2013
Shipping & Transport

Industry demands clearer framework for LNG as shipping fuel

The European Barge Union has called on the European Commission to shape the right political framework and reserve a minimum of 20% of the Trans-European transport budget budget to enable inland waterway transport to move towards a sustainable system in the coming years

18 April 2013
Liquefaction

Shell goes slow in Oz while proceeding in Sakhalin, Mid East and US

Interfax spoke to Roger Bounds, general manager of global LNG for Shell, on the sidelines of the LNG 17 conference in Houston on Wednesday.

18 April 2013
Liquefaction

Shell open to partnering with Curtis neighbours for Arrow

Shell is intent on reducing the burgeoning cost of LNG developments in Australia, and is open to the possibility of combining its Arrow LNG resources with another Curtis Island project, a company exec

18 April 2013

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