Spain’s LNG imports up by 44% in 2019

Traditional exporters of the fuel to Spain, such as Qatar and Nigeria, have seen tough competition from the US and Russia.

14 February 2020 Europe & Russia

Chinese trucked LNG sales plummet

CNOOC’s Tianjin FSRU was once again the top-selling facility for trucked LNG in China last week, despite selling just 146 tankers.

13 February 2020 Asia Pacific
Photot of Burj al Arab building Dubai at night

Dubai gas find heralds shake-up in UAE gas plans

The 2.3 tcm shallow-water find in Jebal Ali could yield economic and political benefits for the UAE as it attempts to wean itself off gas imports.

13 February 2020 Middle East & Africa
Photo of Chevron and SKK Migas officials marking IDD study launch.

Chevron seeks deepwater exit in Indonesia

Chevron is looking for potential buyers for its giant Indonesia Deepwater Development, but it could struggle to do so as other IOCs are also exiting the region.

13 February 2020 Asia Pacific
Photo fo LNG tanker at Queensland Curtis LNG facility, Australia

Australian LNG exposed as virus hits demand

Australia’s LNG sector risks being significantly impacted as China – and potentially other Asian nations – works to contain the coronavirus by locking down civilian movement.

13 February 2020 Asia Pacific

Price of China’s domestic LNG slumps by 2.4%

Prices averaged $8.93/MMBtu last week, marking their lowest point since September 2019.

12 February 2020 Asia Pacific
Photo of LNG tanker arriing in Brazil from US.

Brazil’s giant leap as an LNG importer

Privately owned LNG-to-power projects, such as those at Sergipe and Açu, will drive growth in Brazil’s LNG demand.

11 February 2020 Americas

Asian spot LNG price dips below $3/MMBtu

Prices fell to record lows last week, while the coronavirus epidemic caused LNG supply and demand to slump in China.

11 February 2020 Asia Pacific

Asian LNG import growth falls sharply in 2019

The region's LNG imports fell by 0.7% last year after years of strong growth

7 February 2020 Asia Pacific

US LNG strengthens position in UK Sep-Nov 2019

The UK imported around 1.2 billion cubic metres of LNG from the US in the September-November 2019, with only Qatar supplying more.

7 February 2020 Europe & Russia
PNG LNG ship marking 100th cargo

PNG’s target to double LNG exports in doubt

Plans to double Papua New Guinea’s LNG exports by 2024 look likely to take longer than expected because of an impasse between the government and PNG LNG developer ExxonMobil.

6 February 2020 Asia Pacific
The Freeport LNG development.

US LNG faces daunting prospects in Asia

The share of US LNG dispatched to Asia will remain low in 2020 compared with 2018 and 2019 as US suppliers struggle in the Asian market amid weak prices.

6 February 2020 Americas
Hazira LNG terminal in Gujarat, India.

Qatar mulls options amid Indian LNG price call

Qatar is once again facing pressure from India to renegotiate a term LNG deal, but the appetite for delinking contracts from oil is weak in Doha.

6 February 2020 Middle East & Africa
Photo of Malaysian LNG terminal PFLNG Satu

Thai PTTEP fast-tracks Malaysia FID for 2020

A potential fast-track development of the Lang Lebah field offshore Malaysia would be a welcome boost for the Petronas-led Bintulu LNG export complex, which is facing a short-term supply crunch.

6 February 2020 Asia Pacific
Artist rendering of the LNG Canada project

Canada’s CGL pipeline braces for more delays

Construction on the $5 billion pipeline is being held back by protests from First Nation groups, but permitting issues would delay work even if the dispute were resolved.

6 February 2020 Americas
The Hoegh Grace FRSU at Cartagene

Colombia’s second LNG terminal faces delays

Colombia’s second LNG terminal faces a number of challenges, but the government remains committed to the project as the country faces a supply deficit by 2024.

6 February 2020 Americas

US LNG capacity growth in figures

The US may be able to export around 252 million cubic metres per day of LNG by end-2020 if new projects go ahead as planned.

5 February 2020 Americas

Chinese LNG imports see slower growth in 2019

Volumes were up by 11.5% last year on an annual basis compared with 40.8% in 2018.

4 February 2020 Asia Pacific
An LNG-powered ferry.

Could IMO 2020 enhance the use of LNG in shipping?

The regulation is expected to add demand for LNG in the maritime sector, but hopes for widespread use of the fuel might not materialise.

3 February 2020 World

CNOOC’s Tianjin FSRU still top seller for trucked LNG

The facility dispatched 324 tanker trucks of LNG last week, ahead of Sinopec’s Qingdao and Tianjin facilities on 178 and 177 respectively.

30 January 2020 Asia Pacific

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