LNG

Liquefaction

Ghana launches floating LNG feasibility study tender

Ghana is looking to import LNG by as early as 2013 and has launched a tender for a floating storage and re-gasification unit feasibility study.

1 September 2011
Liquefaction

Western Australia gives environmental OK to Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG

Chevron Australia has received environmental approval for its $27 billion Wheatstone LNG project from Western Australia’s (WA’s) Environment Minister, Bill Marmion.

31 August 2011
Liquefaction

Sakhalin LNG plant could receive gas from Sakhalin-3 by 2016

A proposed third line to the Sakhalin liquefaction plant could be supplied with gas extracted from the Sakhalin-3 project currently under development by Gazprom, Sakhalin region Governor Alexander Khoroshavin told Interfax this week.

31 August 2011
Regasification

Caribbean looks ripe for a gas switch

As rising oil prices stoke gas demand, the world’s governments realise the potential of diversification, and the Caribbean finds itself in the perfect position for fuel switching.

30 August 2011
Shipping & Transport

Iraqi oil firms have ‘no incentive’ to deliver gas

Iraqi companies developing the three giant oil fields in southern Iraq have little incentive to deliver associated gas to Shell’s gas gathering project, as the oil field service contracts signed in 2009 make no clear reference to doing so.

30 August 2011
Supply Contracts

Beach anticipates supplying gas to Gladstone LNG facilities in late 2013

Independent Australian oil and gas producer Beach Energy is optimistic that its shale gas fields in the onshore Cooper Basin will produce enough gas to supply both the local Australian market and planned LNG facilities on Queensland’s east coast at Gladstone, a company official told Interfax.

30 August 2011
Shipping & Transport

Canada’s coal regulation may boost gas prospects

Canada’s parliament is considering stricter regulation for coal-fired power generation, which may boost gas projects in the country.

30 August 2011
Regasification

Pakistan’s LNG policy shows ‘sincere’ push to up gas supplies

The changes made to Pakistan’s LNG policy suggest that the government is making a genuine effort to entice foreign investors to build the country’s first regasification terminal, but whether companies will overlook the numerous past corruption scandals remains to be seen, a financial consultant at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Karachi told Interfax today.

30 August 2011
Supply Contracts

Beach anticipates LNG exports to Asia by 2014

Independent Australian oil and gas producer Beach Energy is optimistic that its shale gas fields in the onshore Cooper Basin will produce enough gas to supply both the local Australian market and planned LNG facilities on Queensland’s east coast at Gladstone, a company official told Interfax.

30 August 2011
Liquefaction

Qujing City's LNG plant to go online by December - report

Qujing Gas, a distributor in Yunnan Province's Qujing City, will begin operations at a RMB 140 million ($21.90 million) LNG plant in December this year, Yunnan Evening Post reported on 24 August.

26 August 2011
Regasification

UK LNG projects: Too many too soon?

A string of new LNG import terminals have been proposed for the UK, but it is unlikely that all of them will be built given slow demand growth and competition from Asia.

26 August 2011
Liquefaction

Australia considers taxing NWS LNG products

The Australian government is seeking public comment on draft legislation that would extend the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) that covers offshore oil and gas activities to onshore upstream projects such as the expansive North West Shelf (NWS) LNG development, it announced today.

26 August 2011
Liquefaction

Novatek awarded four Yamal gas blocks

The Russian government has awarded four gas blocks to Novatek for LNG production in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.

26 August 2011
Shipping & Transport

Kribi gas-fired power plant in Cameroon nears financial close

US-based power company AES Corporation is aiming to reach financial close on its 216 megawatt Kribi combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Cameroon in September.

26 August 2011
Shipping & Transport

KivuWatt gas plant in Rwanda secures $91 million financing

New York-based power company ContourGlobal has secured a $91.25 million loan for the development of the first phase of its KivuWatt integrated gas project in Rwanda.

26 August 2011
Liquefaction

Pessimism returns over prospects for new oil and gas law in Iraq this year

When the Iraqi Parliament resumes after Eid, pushing through a new oil and gas bill will be top of the agenda.

26 August 2011
Liquefaction

Petrohawk takeover not to interfere with LNG projects – BHP CEO

BHP Billiton’s $15.1 billion takeover of American shale gas developer Petrohawk Energy does not rule out the Australian miner’s interest in expanding its LNG operations in the future, CEO Marius Kloppers said at a press conference on Wednesday.

25 August 2011
Regasification

Chile to build third LNG regasification terminal

Chilean power generator and gas distributor GasAtacama is planning to invest $250 million to develop the country's third LNG regasification facility near the northern town of Mejillones.

24 August 2011
Regasification

Jiangxi Province breaks ground on $781 mln natural gas complex

East China's Jiangxi Province has broken ground on a RMB 5 billion ($781 million) natural gas complex in northern Jiujiang City, the Jiangxi arm of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) told Interfax on 23 August.

23 August 2011
Liquefaction

Total approved for Yamal LNG stake acquisition

French major Total has secured approval from Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) for a 20.5% stake in the Yamal-LNG project, the FAS said in a statement released today.

23 August 2011

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