LNG and Gas Processing

Construction begins on complex for processing ethane-containing gas near Ust-Luga

Today, construction began on the Complex for processing ethane-containing gas (CPECG) near the settlement of Ust-Luga in the Leningrad Region. The CPECG is the only cluster of this kind in the world, combining capacities for gas processing, gas chemistry, and natural gas liquefaction.

Canada's West Coast Woe

With Woodside deciding to exit its 50% non-operated participating interest in the long-planned Kitimat LNG development in British Columbia, the west coast of Canada no longer looks to be quite the export hotspot it was once considered.

Woodside to exit Kitimat LNG

Woodside has decided to exit its 50% non-operated participating interest in the proposed Kitimat LNG (KLNG) development, located in British Columbia, Canada.

Papua New Guinea: Total and the government of Papua New Guinea confirm remobilization and the planning of the Papua LNG project

A meeting took place on 3rd of May between Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total, and a Delegation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) led by the Deputy Prime Minister Samuel Basil, with the objective to review together the next steps for the development of the Papua LNG project

Covid crisis cools Indian demand

LNG cargoes are being diverted away from import terminals in India as escalating Coronavirus cases in the country cool domestic gas demand. Further diversions are expected as India has reported new cases above 300,000 per day for two weeks straight. Prime Minister Modi has so far resisted the call ..

Gazprom Pondering LNG Facility at Amur GPP

Gazprom of Russia recently stated that it was considering the construction of a new LNG facility at the site of the upcoming Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP). This facility is under construction near the Power of Siberia pipeline by the border of China.

FIDs pushed back in US

Final Investment Decisions (FIDs) for LNG projects are feeling the pain as momentum gathers in the rush towards the Energy Transition. Efforts to limit the financing of fossil fuel infrastructure development received a lift from the Biden administrations broad climate executive order rolled out in ..

Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG project

Considering the evolution of the security situation in the north of the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique, Total confirms the withdrawal of all Mozambique LNG project personnel from the Afungi site. This situation leads Total, as operator of Mozambique LNG project, to declare force majeure

Shandong shows its hand

Shandong Oil & Gas, CCC Urban & Rural, and Yantai Port have signed an agreement to cooperate on a new import terminal in Shandong Province. Shandong Oil & Gas (30%), CCC Urban & Rural (40%), and Yantai Port (30%) will form a project company to jointly establish the facility at Yantai, in the northe..

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. ..

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..

Total Halts Construction at the Mozambique LNG site as Violence Builds Nearby

Total of France stated in late March that it had to postpone new construction work at its LNG project in Mozambique due to a deadly attack in a nearby town. This cessation of activity follows an announcement from Total just a week prior where the Mozambique government had agreed to improved security around the project.

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.

Annova LNG has chosen to cease development for its project in Brownsville, Texas

Annova LNG of Texas announced on March 22nd that it has immediately discontinued the development of its LNG export facility project in Brownsville, Texas. The company had been working towards a 6.5 million tons per annum facility in the Port of Brownsville.

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.

Europe's first carbon-neutral LNG

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

Calcasieu Pass LNG Ahead of Schedule in Louisiana

Venture Global LNG CEO Michael Sabel stated in early March that the 7th and 8th of a planned 18 liquefaction trains for its upcoming Calcasieu Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana are to be installed during the next few weeks. The 5th and 6th trains were installed just recently at the $4.5 billion site.

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.

Mozambique LNG Project Stays on Track for 2024

Total’s Mozambique LNG project is now expected to progress and be on schedule after the French company has found new security in place from the local government. This 12.88 MMtpy project is back on schedule for a startup in 2024.

Qatar Petroleum Moves Forward with North Field East LNG Project

State owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) recently announced that it will indeed proceed with the nearly $30 billion-dollar North Field East (NFE) LNG export project in the country. The company added that it is believed to be the world’s largest of its kind.

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 [..

NextDecade Completes Evaluation of Galveston Bay LNG Site

NextDecade Corporation (NextDecade or the Company) (NASDAQ: NEXT) today announced that the Company has completed an evaluation of the Galveston Bay LNG site and determined that the site in Texas City is not suitable for development of an LNG facility and related infrastructure and utilities.

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”.

Blow for Oregon's export hopes

The last remaining planned LNG export plant on the US West coast was dealt another blow by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), potentially delaying the project even further. Pembina’s 2-train, 7.8m t/y Jordan Cove Energy Project, located on the North Spit of Coos Bay in Oregon, planned..

Tellurian Hopes to Start Driftwood LNG Construction as Demand Picks Up

Tellurian executive chairman Charif Souki recently spoke on the progress around the company’s Driftwood LNG export project in Louisiana. He stated that “I hope that we will be in construction this summer,” and that “There is a strong need for additional liquefaction capacity and we’re probably the project that is the closest to starting construction.”

Prelude FLNG finally returns

LNG cargoes have resumed from Shell’s floating LNG (FLNG) facility, offshore Western Australia.

Mixed messages in Mozambique

Total only has a skeleton staff remaining at its LNG construction site in Afungi after evacuating most workers amid the worsening security situation in the Cabo Delgado province.

Greece extends its import influence

DESFA, the operator of the Greece natural gas transmission system, has been awarded the operation and maintenance services of Kuwait’s newest LNG import terminal. The 11.5m t/y Al Zour LNG import terminal, currently under construction for 2021 will have eight storage tanks with a capacity of 225,00..

Croatia poised to become Europe's next importer

Croatia’s first floating, storage and regasification unit (FSRU) has arrived at the terminal site on Krk Island in the Adriatic Sea. The LNG Croatia FSRU, formerly known as the LNG vessel Golar Viking, was converted in China and delivered in mid-September. It has just arrived from the 6.4m t/y Sagu..