Sospeter Muhongo, Tanzania’s energy minister, has said the country must progress its LNG project. (Wentworth) LNG

IOCs take the lead on Tanzania’s LNG regulation

IOCs have set the LNG agenda with Tanzania’s government by submitting a draft host government agreement, but negotiations are likely to be tough.

By Leigh Elston 27 April 2017
LNG

Australia’s Velocious wins subsea work contract for Gorgon LNG project

Australian engineering company Velocious has landed a contract for specialist subsea work on Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project off the coast of Western Australia, according to a news report today.

5 August 2011
LNG

Pakistan offers conditional licence for LNG terminal construction

Pakistan’s Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has issued a “conditional construction licence” for an LNG terminal to Turkey’s Global Energy Infrastructure without holding the mandatory public hearings on the firm’s application, the Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported today.

4 August 2011
The Bangladeshi government will need to reform its gas price subsidies to order to entice foreign investment in oil and gas. (PA) LNG

Bangladesh: It’s time to entice the foreign bigwigs

The Bangladeshi government will need to drastically reduce its gas price subsidies to order to entice foreign investment in oil and gas.

4 August 2011
LNG

Gazprom subsidiary to build liquefaction project in Yaroslavl Region

Gaz-Oil, a subsidiary of Gazprom, plans to build an LNG liquefaction plant in the Bolsheselsky district of the Yaroslavl region, Yaroslavl Governor Sergei Vakhrukov told journalists on Thursday.

4 August 2011
LNG

Noble to offtake LNG from Papua New Guinea’s Gulf project

InterOil and Pacific LNG have signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Noble Clean Fuels Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Noble Group, for the supply of 1 million tons of LNG per annum from the Gulf LNG project in Papua New Guinea, InterOil said on Tuesday.

3 August 2011
LNG

CNOOC gets nod to build two LNG carriers

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) has received government approval to build two LNG carriers to transport Australian LNG to China, the National Development and Reform Commission announced on 2 August.

3 August 2011
LNG

CNOOC breaks ground on Hainan LNG terminal

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), the country's third largest oil and gas producer, has begun construction of an LNG terminal for imports in China's island province of Hainan, the firm announced on 2 August.

3 August 2011
LNG

Israel's National Planning Council approves floating LNG terminal plan

Israel's National Planning Council has given the final go ahead to develop a floating LNG terminal off the coast of Hadera, the council said on Wednesday.

3 August 2011
LNG

XNGG to invest $230 million in Jingbian LNG plant

Xilian Natural Gas Group, a producer and distributor of LNG, plans to invest about RMB 1.5 billion ($232.92 million) in the second and third phases of an LNG processing plant in Shaanxi Province's Jingbian County, a company representative told Interfax on 2 August.

2 August 2011
LNG

Pakistan’s Mashal LNG terminal challenged in court again

Pakistan’s $20 billion Mashal LNG terminal project has been challenged once again in the country’s Supreme Court of Pakistan, this time over claims that the government planned to scrap a tender process that awarded the contract to Holland’s 4Gas, according to a news report on Saturday.

1 August 2011
A cyclist transports cooking gas cylinders in New Delhi, India. (PA) LNG

Higher LNG prices force India to boost home-made gas supplies

India will have to focus on significantly boosting its own production of gas – both conventional and unconventional – in order to effectively fill a growing shortfall.

1 August 2011
A Kurdish flag flies in Shwan village, outside Kirkuk, Iraq. (PA) LNG

KRG pushes ahead with gas to power projects

After ramping up crude oil exports to 175,000 barrels a day since the start of 2011, Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is switching its attention to its natural gas sector, with ambitious plans to match reserves in place of 1.7 trillion cubic metres to a growing power generation capacity.

1 August 2011
LNG

Shell likely to delay Arrow LNG start-up as costs mount

Royal Dutch Shell and partner PetroChina are likely to delay the start-up of their Arrow LNG facility on Australia’s Queensland coast because of rising LNG development costs, pushed up by competing projects.

1 August 2011
LNG

China faces 30 GW power shortfall in H2 - China Electricity Council

China faces power shortages of up to 30 GW in the second half of this year, state media reported on 1 August.

1 August 2011
LNG

Tepco plans extra turbines to boost Japanese capacity

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said on Friday that it would install three gas turbines totalling 800 MW at its Kashima power plant, planned to start operating in July 2012.

29 July 2011
LNG

CNPC signs LNG ship research agreement with China Classification Society

On 25 July, China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) signed an agreement with the China Classification Society (CCS) to work together on developing LNG carrier ships.

29 July 2011
LNG

ConocoPhillips, Origin agree FID on $20 billion APLNG project

Origin Energy and its joint venture US partner ConocoPhillips have approved a final investment decision (FID) for the first phase of their US$20 billion, two-train Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) project in Australia’s eastern coastal state of Queensland.

28 July 2011
LNG

Chevron signs up Wheatstone LNG offtaker, but equity purchase stalls

Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has signed a 20-year deal with Chevron to buy 3.1 million tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG from its Wheatstone facility in Western Australia, but has not yet agreed on the purchase of an equity stake in the project.

27 July 2011
An Atlantic LNG 122 storage tank, Trinidad and Tobago. (BP plc) LNG

Trinidad’s LNG seeks new place in the sun

The tightening of the global energy market has given Trinidad & Tobago’s stagnant LNG industry a respite from shrinking US import demand. But complacency is no longer an option.

26 July 2011
LNG

New EU legislation creates opportunities for cogeneration and gas usage in Europe

On 22 June, the European Commission published the draft of the new Energy Services Directive to be implemented in early 2013.

26 July 2011

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