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Regasification

Japan breaks LNG record again in January

Japanese LNG imports hit a new record in January – climbing to 8.23 mt and breaking the previous record set last January – as shuttered reactors, winter temperatures and growing residential sales pushed up demand for the fuel.

20 February 2013
Supply Contracts

Indonesia’s Pertamina in talks for US and PNG LNG

Indonesian state oil and gas company Pertamina plans to begin importing LNG from the United States and Papua New Guinea from 2018 or 2019, according to a company source.

20 February 2013
Liquefaction

Woodside prospects shaky as deadline approaches

While Australia’s Woodside Energy said on Wednesday it is still in talks with East Timor about a development plan for the stalled Sunrise LNG project, the government of East Timor may begin looking for a new operator when an exclusivity period between the two sides expires on Saturday, Interfax has learned.

20 February 2013
Liquefaction

British Columbia government faces LNG backlash over tax

Canada’s gas industry has expressed concerns at plans by the British Columbian (BC) premier to tax LNG exporters.

20 February 2013
Shipping & Transport

Lingering supply disruptions remain in tight LNG market

Additional length has been offered to the LNG market for the first time in weeks as Nigeria LNG announced some tankers are lifting volumes from the plant despite the ongoing, two-week long force majeu

20 February 2013
Liquefaction

Rosneft, China discuss LNG cooperation

Rosneft has proposed expanding cooperation with Chinese companies, particularly over LNG, the Russian state-owned oil company reported after a meeting between its President Igor Sechin and Vice Premie

18 February 2013
Regasification

Qatar doubles shipments to South Korea in January

Qatar doubled its LNG exports to South Korea during January,shipping 1.42 mt during the month. This was up from 0.66 mt during the same period last year, according to the latest data from Korea Customs Service.

18 February 2013
Liquefaction

WA stands firm on Browse LNG, but doubts are emerging

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has not put pressure on federal authorities to grant environmental approval to the contentious Browse LNG proposal before the upcoming state elections, a spoke

18 February 2013
Regasification

January likely to be bullish month for Japan's LNG imports

Strong imports and gas sales by Japanese power and gas utilities are likely to mean January will be a bullish month for Japanese LNG imports, as winter temperatures and shuttered reactors drive demand for the fuel.

15 February 2013
Liquefaction

Horizons unclear for Russian LNG

Russian gas exports are currently limited to state-run Gazprom, but a recent comment from President Putin has spread hope and uncertainty among companies keen to benefit from liberalised LNG export ri

15 February 2013
Supply Contracts

Yamal LNG in talks to sell gas to Europe

Yamal LNG is in talks with five European companies to sell half of the LNG that will be produced by the project, Christophe Thomas, senior adviser for LNG at Total E&P Russia, said on the sidelines of

14 February 2013
Supply Contracts

Government to decide on LNG export monopoly – Dvorkovich

The Russian government is to decide whether Gazprom’s monopoly on LNG exports should be lifted, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told reporters on Thursday.

14 February 2013
Liquefaction

Sechin asks for LNG export liberalisation

Rosneft President Igor Sechin spoke in favour of liberalising LNG exports for the Russian continental shelf at a meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Fuel and Energy Complex.

13 February 2013
Supply Contracts

Buyers struggle to secure cargoes in sellers’ market

Buyers with any semblance of portfolio flexibility have retreated from the LNG market in East Asia, as industry participants have assessed fair value for March deliveries at above $20/MMBtu.

13 February 2013
Regasification

National Grid hoping for Isle of Grain expansion

While many countries – including the UK – appear indifferent to increasing their consumption of LNG, with demand for the fuel dropping across Europe this year, National Grid LNG is keen to move fo

13 February 2013
Liquefaction

Dow Chemical calls for export intervention to manage gas prices

Dow Chemical has called for government intervention in LNG exports as a means of regulating domestic gas price formation.

13 February 2013
Liquefaction

Delek receives 30% stake in Cyprus Block 12

The Cypriot government signed an agreement this week transferring a 30% stake in Block 12, offshore Cyprus, to Israeli explorer Delek Energy.

12 February 2013
Regasification

Tepco’s January LNG imports slow

Tepco’s LNG imports slowed in January, as Japan’s largest buyer took delivery of 2.15 mt of the fuel, down by 2.9% from the same month last year.

12 February 2013
Liquefaction

China’s domestic LNG faces dimmer prospects

China’s surging demand for gas has fuelled an LNG plant construction boom, but there are growing concerns over the future of domestically produced LNG in the country’s gas market.

12 February 2013
Supply Contracts

BP signs up for Freeport LNG

BP has signed a 20-year tolling agreement for 4.4 mtpa of LNG from the proposed Freeport LNG liquefaction plant on the United States Gulf Coast.

12 February 2013

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