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Regasification

Karish gas prospect boosts case for Israeli exports – CNHC

Cyprus, which may look to Israeli gas exports to feed its power plants, has welcomed reports of “significant signs” of gas at the Karish field, offshore Israel.

21 May 2013
Supply Contracts

Angola LNG plans cargos for June

Angola LNG is planning to produce its first cargo before the end of June, despite a fire at the plant last month disrupting start-up of operations.

21 May 2013
Regasification

DOE issues second LNG export approval

The United States Department of Energy has granted approval for a second project to export LNG to nations without US free trade agreements, but this approval comes with conditions.

20 May 2013
Regasification

PetroChina makes $3.2 billion loss on Rudong LNG imports

PetroChina’s Rudong terminal in Jiangsu province lost about RMB 20 billion ($3.25 billion) in 2012 – its first full year of operation – from selling imported LNG at a loss because of domestic price caps, Zhang Chengwei, general manager of PetroChina LNG Jiangsu, told Interfax at the China LNG conference in Beijing.

20 May 2013
Liquefaction

Medvedev backs LNG export liberalisation

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said the time has come to liberalise LNG exports.

20 May 2013
Liquefaction

Second force majeure of 2013 declared at Nigeria LNG

Yet another force majeure has been declared on feedgas supplies to the Nigeria LNG liquefaction facility, cutting output by around 50%, operator Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria (SPDC) announced this week.

17 May 2013
Liquefaction

Novatek vague on LNG markets and tariff growth

Novatek is bullish on Yamal LNG after its Q1 2013 results, expecting the decision on LNG exports liberalisation from the government soon. But exact details on what the company expects for this and the

17 May 2013
Supply Contracts

Prequalification tender to supply LNG to Jordan closes

The prequalification tender to supply LNG to Jordan’s proposed 3.5 mtpa FSRU project in the Port of Aqaba closed on Thursday.

16 May 2013
Regasification

GDF Suez wins Uruguay’s first LNG terminal

Uruguayan authorities have awarded European giant GDF Suez a contract to build the country’s first LNG terminal.

16 May 2013
Supply Contracts

Lebanon to approach market for LNG supplies in early June

Lebanon expects to start negotiations with potential LNG providers in June for the supply of LNG into the country’s 3.5 mtpa FSRU, an adviser to the Lebanese energy minister told Interfax on Wednesday.

15 May 2013
Supply Contracts

Israel launches lone cargo tender

Israel Electric Corp. has issued a tender for a lone delivery in the second half of summer to safeguard against demand spikes or supply disruptions from its offshore supply fields.

15 May 2013
Supply Contracts

Vitol sends diverted volumes to Argentina

The Vitol-chartered LNG Gemini, which was diverted away from Kuwait’s Mina Al Ahmadi terminal at the last minute, only delivered partial volumes to Greece’s Revithoussa terminal.

15 May 2013
Supply Contracts

Argentina awards three LNG cargoes

A tender launched by Argentina’s YPF and Enarsa for deliveries in July closed last week, but only three cargoes were awarded out of the six Argentina had sought.

15 May 2013
Supply Contracts

Trafigura to deliver all volumes to Manzanillo

Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal will receive all the gas from state-owned utility CFE’s deal with Trafigura for 18 cargoes.

15 May 2013
Supply Contracts

Dubai receives first cargo of 2013

Dubai’s FSRU received its first cargo of its summer buying season on Tuesday when the Al Rekayyat arrived from Qatar.

15 May 2013
Supply Contracts

Familiar faces to dominate North West Shelf tender

A supply tender for two LNG cargoes from Woodside Petroleum’s North West Shelf project closed on Wednesday, with awards set to be made later this month, sources have told Interfax.

15 May 2013
Liquefaction

Paradigm shift in global energy order underway

The surge in North American hydrocarbon production and dwindling need for energy imports has set the groundwork for greater economic and policy engagement for US in the Asia Pacific region.

15 May 2013
Regasification

Dhaka wants to extend Qatar Petroleum LNG MOU by two more years - official

The Bangladeshi government wants to extend a memorandum of understanding with Qatar to import 4 mtpa of LNG by two years to allow more time to build the necessary import infrastructure, a senior official of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources told The Financial Express.

14 May 2013
Supply Contracts

Japan’s fuel bill to soar on monetary easing

Energy analysts told Interfax that Japanese utilities are set to pay a steep price for Shinzo Abe’s aggressive monetary expansion.

14 May 2013
Liquefaction

China’s majors make waves in LNG shipping

A strong outlook for LNG shipping activity and energy security concerns are driving China’s state-owned LNG importers into the booming market for LNG carriers.

14 May 2013

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