The signing ceremony for the Moheshkhali FSRU Regasification

Bangladesh prepares for first LNG imports

Bangladesh is getting ready to receive its first delivery of LNG next week as its new FSRU travels across the Indian Ocean carrying Qatari volumes.

By Andrew Walker 20 April 2018
Liquefaction

Consensus builds on limited LNG export regime in US

There appears to be consensus on the likelihood of LNG exports from the United States, but only at levels that will necessitate the building of a handful of the many liquefaction plants that have been proposed.

25 April 2012
Liquefaction

Guyana’s border claim threatens Venezuelan LNG ambitions

Guyana presented a case to the United Nations in New York on 11 April for extending its continental shelf westward by 240 km.

24 April 2012
Liquefaction

Shaanxi expands liquefaction capacity with 200,000 tpa plant

Privately-held Chinese company Ginwa Group has begun construction of a gas liquefaction plant in west China’s Shaanxi Province, local newspaper Yan’an Daily reported on Thursday last week.

24 April 2012
Liquefaction

Qatar poses greatest threat to Aussie LNG dominance, not US

US shale gas will not dent Australia’s role as a key supplier to Asia Pacific, despite North America’s production surplus and low prices, according to Standard and Poor’s (S&P). Instead, Qatar could pose the greater threat to Australia’s dominance because of its strategy to span the whole LNG supply chain.

24 April 2012
Supply Contracts

United States has 'limited' potential for LNG exports, says agency

Standard & Poor’s expects development of US LNG export capacity to be limited by robust internal demand, political opposition, and the potential for demand growth to narrow the gap between Henry Hub and global prices.

24 April 2012
Supply Contracts

India requests additional 3 mt of LNG from Qatar

India has asked Qatar for the immediate supply of 3 mt of LNG to India to be imported by Petronet LNG and Gail, The Economic Times reported on Monday.

24 April 2012
Supply Contracts

CNOOC expects LNG bill to double in 2013

China’s CNOOC expects its LNG and gas import bill to mushroom to $3.35 billion in 2013 from $1.45 billion in 2012.

23 April 2012
Liquefaction

Sakhalin 2 plant exports over 30 mln tons of LNG since 2009

Sakhalin Energy has exported more than 30 million tons of LNG since its first scheduled cargo was loaded in March 2009 from the Sakhalin 2 liquefaction plant, Sakhalin customs recently reported.

23 April 2012
Shipping & Transport

Strikes at GDF Suez terminals continue

Employees at GDF Suez’s three LNG import terminals continue to strike over a salary dispute.

23 April 2012
Liquefaction

Japan’s energy imports contribute to largest recorded trade deficit

After almost 30 years of consecutive trade surpluses driven by a dynamic manufacturing and export sector, Japan’s battered economy has begun running trade deficits. The country ran its largest ever annual trade deficit, totalling $54 billion, during the 2011 fiscal year, according to data released on Thursday by the country’s Ministry of Financ

20 April 2012
Liquefaction

An uncertain week for Shtokman

The decision to slash costs and potentially modify the development plan of the Shtokman project does not give outside observers the impression that it is on the verge of a final investment decision.

20 April 2012
Supply Contracts

China’s LNG imports to hit 34 mln tons by 2015

China’s LNG imports are projected to reach 34 million tons by 2015, and may exceed Japan’s imports within 10 years, an economist with China National Petroleum Corp. told Interfax on Thursday.

20 April 2012
Liquefaction

Six YLNG cargoes cancelled following sabotage attack

Six LNG cargoes from the Yemen LNG (YLNG) plant on the Gulf of Aden had to be cancelled in April following a sabotage attack on 30 March

20 April 2012
Liquefaction

Scarborough reserves could ensure Pluto LNG expansion

Despite a drop in Woodside Petroleum’s oil and gas output and sales so far this year, the company’s new Pluto LNG plant could stand to benefit from the BHP Billiton gas discovery announced on Wednesday, according to analysts.

19 April 2012
Regasification

Asia LNG demand robust even without Japan earthquake

Asian demand for LNG would still be robust even if the Japanese earthquake and tsunami had not occurred last year, Yan Kefeng, senior director of consultancy IHS CERA, said on Wednesday.

19 April 2012
Regasification

Lithuania to offer investors 20% in new LNG terminal

Lithuania is prepared to offer up to 20% of shares in its new LNG regasification terminal, which is currently under construction, to foreign investors

19 April 2012
Liquefaction

Japanese firms sign up to US LNG export project

Mitsui and Mitsubishi have signed on to help develop and build a proposed 12 million ton per year LNG export plant in Louisiana.

18 April 2012
Supply Contracts

Chubu Electric adds to portfolio with Wheatstone LNG

Chevron has signed a non-binding heads of agreement with Japanese firm Chubu Electric to provide the utility with LNG from its Wheatstone project in Western Australia, Chevron said on Tuesday.

18 April 2012
Regasification

GDF signs on to study FSRU feasibility in eastern India

GDF Suez on Tuesday partnered with India’s government-run Gail and the state of Andhra Pradesh to evaluate the possibility of building an offshore LNG receiving terminal, in the hopes of bringing imports into the industrial state in 2014.

17 April 2012
Regasification

Indonesia's first FSRU to begin operations in May

Indonesia’s first floating, storage and regasification unit (FSRU) is expected to begin operating in May, once it arrives at Jakarta Bay from the Jurong shipyard in Singapore, state-run Pertamina announced last week.

17 April 2012

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