Remote locations pose a challenge for Canadian LNG projects. (FERC) LNG

Clouds gather over Canadian LNG sector

Petronas has cancelled its Pacific NorthWest project in British Columbia, and given the high costs of investment it is likely other Canadian projects will suffer the same fate.

By Andrew Walker 27 July 2017
LNG facilities developer Cheniere plans to develop 13.5 million tons per year of LNG liquefaction capacity in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Wikicommons) LNG

US LNG firms hope to avoid previous mistakes

Will US LNG exporters fall into the same trap of misjudging the global and domestic gas market as importers did last decade? This is unlikely because of cost pressures

20 December 2011
LNG

Indonesia’s Arun LNG to keep cheap gas at home

Pertamina is waiting for the Indonesian government to approve the development of a plan to convert the Arun LNG liquefaction plant into a receiving terminal

20 December 2011
LNG

Gazprom plans LNG shipments to India from 2016

Russia plans to start shipping LNG to India from 2016, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting with Indian and Russian business leaders in the Kremlin on Friday.

16 December 2011
The majority of Japan’s nuclear reactors were taken offline following the Fukushima disaster. (PA) LNG

Japan’s LNG demand is 'not sustainable'

Japan’s post-Fukushima energy policy is “not sustainable” because of the escalating cost for utilities, Daisuke Harada, a senior economist at state-owned Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) has told Interfax.

15 December 2011
LNG

Adria LNG on hold over maritime boundary dispute

The Adria LNG project planned for Krk Island on the Croatian coast is on hold because of a wrangle over maritime concession rights between the consortium and site owner Dina Petrochemical, with the ne

15 December 2011
LNG

Indonesia abandons LNG import plans to supply planned regas projects

Dwindling gas resources and rising domestic demand have trapped Indonesia between meeting the need for gas at home and exporting LNG to support economic growth.

15 December 2011
LNG

Tenaga Nasional planning to buy LNG on open market

Malaysia’s Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is planning to buy LNG at market prices once Petronas’ LNG terminal is complete next year, the Bernama news agency reported on Wednesday.

14 December 2011
The future expansion of Trinidad's Atlantic LNG liquefaction plant is dependent on the amount of gas found in new exploration phases. The future expansion of Trinidad's Atlantic LNG liquefaction plant is dependent on the amount of gas found in new exploration phases. (BP) LNG

Limp outlook forces Trinidad and Tobago to evolve

Over the past 20 years, Trinidad and Tobago’s fortuitous location has allowed it to morph from a small oil-based economy into a gas behemoth, with hydrocarbons constituting around 40% of its GDP and 80% of its exports.

14 December 2011
LNG

FSRUs quicker and cheaper than onshore option

The number of countries importing LNG has increased from 11 in 2000 to 25 in 2011, and four of these newcomers have entered the LNG import market using ships as floating storage and regasification uni

14 December 2011
E.On’s 2011 annual shareholders meeting in May in Essen, Germany. (E.On) LNG

European market in transition to hub-based environment – E.On Ruhrgas chairman

Interfax met Klaus Schäfer at the World Petroleum Congress, chairman of the board of directors of E.On Ruhrgas, to discuss the challenges facing the Dusseldorf-based company and his views on the European gas market

13 December 2011
Kitimat LNG in British Columbia will compete with Jordan Cove LNG. (Wikicommons) LNG

Proposed US LNG export plans face regulatory hurdles

Local opposition and US Department of Energy (DOE) caution on approvals for new LNG export plants both threaten to slow the award of licences

13 December 2011
LNG

Sinopec unit links with distributor to develop north China LNG market

Sinopec Northeast Oil and Gas (Northeast O&G), a unit of state-owned Sinopec Group, has signed a co-operation agreement with Jilin Tianfu Energy (Tianfu Energy) to develop LNG businesses in north China, the Jilin provincial government announced on Sunday.

13 December 2011
LNG

Gazprom LNG trading to fall in 2011

The amount of LNG sold by Gazprom is set to fall this year because of a lack of available tankers on the market, a source familiar with the situation told Interfax on Monday.

12 December 2011
Novatek's Chairman Leonid Mikhelson said the company is interested in the sales market. (PA) LNG

Novatek - a global gas player by 2020

Although Novatek plans to double its share in the Russian gas market, the company also hopes to extend its reach and become a global gas player

12 December 2011
CNPC is delaying a decision on a final commitment to the development of South Pars phase 11 and the integrated Pars LNG project. (PA) LNG

Iran LNG: A glass two-thirds full

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the complete nationalisation of Iran’s oil industry in August. In reality, as the president of Iran LNG told Interfax, the country is very much open to foreign investment.

12 December 2011
LNG

Shandong transport firm gears up for Chinese New Year travel demand

Shandong Province Communication and Transportation Group (SPCTG) plans to purchase more LNG-fuelled buses to meet travel demand during next month’s Chinese New Year holiday, Zhang Hailong, a director with SPCTG, told Interfax on Monday.

12 December 2011
LNG

Sinopec to raise stake in Australia’s APLNG to 25%

China’s state-owned Sinopec announced on Monday that it will boost its stake in the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) project, a joint venture controlled by ConocoPhillips and Origin Energy, to 25%.

12 December 2011
LNG

Xinjiang Guanghui puts first phase of coal chemical-LNG facility into operation

Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Co. Ltd. (Xinjiang Guianghui) has put the first phase of a coal chemical-LNG facility in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region's Kumul Prefecture into operation, state-run Shanghai Securities News reported on Friday.

9 December 2011
The partners joining Novatek and Total in developing Yamal LNG will need to find up to $4.5 billion in direct contributions and loans to help foot the project’s $18-20 billion capital expenditure bill LNG

Novatek outlines Yamal LNG finance plan

The partners joining Novatek and Total in developing Yamal LNG will need to find up to $4.5 billion in direct contributions and loans to help foot the project’s $18-20 billion capital expenditure bill.

9 December 2011
LNG

Feasibility study RFP out for Black Sea LNG project

The Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania-Interconnector LNG Project Co. (AGRI LNG) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to companies interested in conducting a feasibility study for the financing and techni

8 December 2011

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