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Philippines prepares to join the import club

BW Gas has won the contract to supply an FSRU for an LNG import terminal in the Philippines. The 162,400cm BW Paris will be chartered for five years by First Gen Corp and its sole partner Tokyo Gas, for its 3.0m t/y FGEN LNG import terminal at Batangas City in Batangas Bay, on the island of Luzon. ..

Exxon’s Huizhou Petrochemical Complex Moves Ahead with Sinopec

State-owned Sinopec Engineering of China has signed on to Exxon’s planned Huizhou petrochemical complex in Huizhou, China for basic design, engineering, procurement and construction work. This contract covers the initial phase for this complex.

Construction of Cuxtal Gas Pipeline to Boost Yucatan Economy

The start-up of the Cuxtal 1 gas pipeline represents a key infrastructure project aimed at satisfying the demand for energy in this region of Mexico, which is currently growing at twice the national average: 4.1% versus 2.6%.

Malaysia doubles floating capacity

Petronas, Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas company, has shipped its first cargo from its second floating LNG (FLNG) vessel. The 1.5m t/y PFLNG II project incorporating the 173,460cm PFLNG Dua loaded a cargo onto the 150,000cm Seri Camar LNG carrier operated by MISC Berhad, a subsidiary of Pe..

US targets 30 by 30

The Biden Administration has revealed new offshore wind aims, with the Commerce, Energy and Interior departments establishing a target of 30GW of offshore wind capacity in the US by 2030. This is the latest step in its comprehensive effort toward achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. The Department..

Nigeria’s Port Harcourt Refinery Rehab Project Picks up Pace

In late March, the Nigerian Federal Executive Council approved approximately $1.5 billion in spending for the rehabilitation and modernization of the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex.

Hydrogen – data telling a story

The Global Energy Infrastructure (GEI) team held a webcast earlier in March which looked at trends in traditional and new energy markets which reveals major trends in global energy markets.

On the road to net zero

The Global Wind Energy Council has released the 16th edition of its <i>Global Wind Report 2021</i>.

Brownsville loses some lustre

The Port of Brownsville in Texas has lost one of its three LNG export projects with the withdrawal of Annova LNG.

First Australian imports in the pipeline

Jemena has signed a deal with Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) to connect Australia’s first LNG import terminal to a major gas pipeline.

Total expanding solar efforts

With news this week that Total announced the construction start-up of its fourth solar power plant in Japan.

18 Companies Quit Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Project

Baker Hughes Co and AXA Group and 16 other companies recently quit work on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.

Refinery Closures in Australia to Force Even More Import Reliance

BP is scheduled to shut in its long running 146,000 barrel per day Kwinana refinery in Western Australia by the end of March.

Europe's first carbon-neutral LNG

Shell Global LNG recently took delivery of the first ever carbon-neutral LNG cargo in Europe from Gazprom.

Dutch nearshore nears completion

The installation of turbines has begun in the Frisian part of Ijsselmeer lake, near Breezanddijk in the Netherlands.

What technology is shaping the solar markets?

The Global Energy Infrastructure solar database is dominated by two types of technology: Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV).

Pakistan Poised for Progress with Saudi Aramco’s $10 billion “Oil City” in Gwadar

It was recently reported that Pakistan will indeed begin plans for a significant refinery complex to be built in Balochistan’s Gwadar district.

Is Sweden's enthusiasm for onshore wind running out of puff?

Sweden is facing up to the prospect of a looming green-electricity shortage, but its plan to build its way out of the problem has been dealt a blow.

Shell's outlook on LNG's future

Global LNG trade increased to 360 million tonnes in 2020, according to Shell’s latest annual LNG Outlook, despite the unprecedented volatility caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Northland Power investing heavily

Northland Power could invest C$20 billion in offshore wind in the next five years. As part of this it also aims to increase its position and footprint in Asia. Current development activities are focused on the giant Hai Long project in the Taiwan Strait, 50-70km off Changhua county. Construction is..

Texas Freeze Could Bolster a Growing Recovery with New Demand

A historic arctic freeze that quickly spread over the state of Texas has caused short-term ceases in production for several refineries.

Are all oil and gas majors onboard with the energy transition?

In recent months we have seen an interesting trend, it has become clear that the oil and gas majors have started to present themselves as Integrated Energy Company’s (IECs) rather than International Oil Company’s (IOCs).

Big Oil transitions to Big Wind

The Crown Estate announced the results of its Round 4 seabed leasing for offshore wind in the UK.

Qatar expansion gets the go ahead

Qatar Petroleum has taken FID on four more trains at Ras Laffan, the most competitive LNG project in the world.

India's giant offshore addition

Hoegh LNG has completed and signed all documentation for its 10-year charter with H-Energy. Following a binding commitment signed in November 2020, Hoegh LNG has selected the 170,000cm Hoegh Giant to serve as the FSRU at the Jaigarh port in Maharashtra, on India’s west coast. The 4.0m t/y Jaigarh [..

U.S. Refiners Look Towards Renewable New Hopes

After seeing demand devastation in 2020 refiners in the United States are starting this year with new talk around the growth of renewable fuels to bolster their future in this ever-changing fuel scenario.

Australia – Time to think big

The thought of powering large cities using renewable energy is not new.

Shell takes a shine to Emerald

Shell has taken a majority stake in a large Irish floating wind project being developed off the South coast.

Gas Projects in the U.S. Face Increasing Opposition in 2021

As 2021 began, a few projects in the United States quickly faced delays and challenges to their progress.

Data is king, integration is queen

Harnessing the power of data science and real-time intelligence offers a powerful single view of the market Few people know that data intelligence firm Kpler’s journey actually started in 2014, when the founders were told by an LNG trader: “I receive many proposals for ship-tracking software, but I don’t care about the ships. I care about cargoes into them, their volumes and the commercial information related to them”.