Asia/Pacific

NOVATEK and ENN Natural Gas Sign Sales and Purchase Agreement on Long-Term LNG Supply

PAO NOVATEK announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, NOVATEK Gas & Power Asia Pte. Ltd., and ENN LNG (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of ENN Natural Gas Co., Ltd. signed a long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement for the LNG produced from the Arctic LNG 2 project.

NOVATEK and Zhejiang Energy Sign Sales and Purchase Agreement on Long-Term LNG Supply

PAO NOVATEK announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, NOVATEK Gas & Power Asia Pte. Ltd., and Zhejiang Energy Gas Group Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of the Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group signed a long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement for the LNG produced from the Arctic LNG 2 project.

PT Pertamina’s Balikpapan RDMP Continues Strong Progress

PT Pertamina of Indonesia recently updated the status of its upcoming Balikpapan Refinery Development Master Plan (RDMP) in Balikpapan, Indonesia as being on track to begin operations in 2024.

Kawasaki Heavy says liquefied hydrogen carrier departs Japan for Australia

The world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier left Japan yesterday to pick up its first cargo in Australia, with a return to Japan expected around late February, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd said.

Venture Global LNG and CNOOC Gas & Power Announce LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements

Venture Global LNG and CNOOC Gas & Power Group Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), announced the execution of a 20-year Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA).

Pavilion Energy, QatarEnergy And Chevron Launch GHG Reporting Methodology For Delivered LNG Cargoes

Pavilion Energy Trading & Supply Pte. Ltd., QatarEnergy and Chevron U.S.A. Inc today announced they have jointly published a quantification and reporting methodology to produce a statement of greenhouse gas emissions (SGE) for delivered LNG cargoes.

Hyundai Engineering Signs on for FEED duties at Indonesian Petrochemical Project

Hyundai Engineering of South Korea announced recently that it has won a contract with PT Pertamina to provide front end engineering design (FEED) services for the state-run company’s TPPI Olefin project in Tuban, Indonesia.

An Unremarkable Year?

The year 2021 is unlikely to go down in history as a particularly memorable one for the world of liquefied natural gas.

Oriental Energy Starts Up Twin PP Lines in Ningbo, China

Oriental Energy of China has begun operations of two 400,000 tons per year polypropylene (PP) lines at its site in Ningbo, China. W.R. Grace & Co. provided its proprietary UNIPOL technology for these two production lines.

Desert Bloom Hydrogen: ground-breaking, commercial-scale green hydrogen project to proceed in NT outback

echnology company Aqua Aerem has announced that its breakthrough $US10.75 billion 10GW Desert Bloom Hydrogen project has been granted Major Project Status by the Northern Territory government, paving the way for the production of commercial quantities of green hydrogen from 2023.

Planned new green hydrogen project at Port Pirie, South Australia

Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. one of the world’s largest physical commodity trading companies, Nyrstar, a global multi-metals manufacturing business and the State Government of South Australia today announced a joint investment to progress plans to construct a commercial scale green hydrogen manufacturing facility in Port Pirie, a regional city north of Adelaide.

QatarEnergy announces long-term LNG supply agreement with China’s S&T International

QatarEnergy announced today that its LNG producing affiliate, Qatar Liquified Gas Company Limited (2), entered into a long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with S&T International Natural Gas Trading Company Limited (S&T) for the supply of one million tons per annum of LNG to China over a 15-year period starting in late 2022.

Fortescue Future Industries and AGL Energy aim to repurpose coal-fired power plant sites to generate green hydrogen

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and AGL Energy (AGL) have agreed to undertake a feasibility study to repurpose infrastructure at the Hunter Valley’s Liddell and Bayswater coal-fired power stations to generate green hydrogen from water, using renewable energy. Today’s announcement reinforces Australia’s potential to become a global green hydrogen superpower, in the process creating thousands of local direct and indirect jobs and strengthening economies in regional Australia.

BlueScope and Shell join forces to develop renewable hydrogen projects in the Illawarra

BlueScope today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shell Energy Operations Pty Ltd (“Shell”) to work together to explore and develop renewable hydrogen projects at BlueScope’s Port Kembla Steelworks in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia.

Oriental Energy Chooses Grace for UNIPOL Polypropylene Technology

W.R. Grace of Maryland recently announced that it has licensed its UNIPOL polypropylene process technology to Oriental Energy of China for an upcoming polypropylene plant. This would be the fourth polypropylene plant in recent years that Oriental Energy has utilized Grace’s proprietary UNIPOL technology for its output.

QatarEnergy announces long-term LNG supply agreement with China’s Guangdong Energy Group

QatarEnergy announced today that its LNG producing affiliate, Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited, entered into a long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Guangdong Energy Group Natural Gas Co., Ltd. (GEG) for the supply of one million tons per annum of LNG to China over a 10-year period starting in 2024.

Stanwell solar deal to power hydrogen production in Central Queensland

Stanwell Corporation’s proposed 3,000 MW green hydrogen electrolysis facility at Aldoga, 20 kilometres west of Gladstone, has moved a step closer to being powered by Queensland sunshine. Stanwell, and international renewables company, ACCIONA Energia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on future energy supply for the proposed hydrogen facility.

Petronas Awards FEED Contracts for Sabah's Nearshore LNG Project

Petronas has awarded two Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contracts to a JGC Corporation-Samsung Heavy Industries consortium and to SAIPEM Spa as part of an international dual FEED design competition for a nearshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Sabah.

Cheniere and Foran Energy Group Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing International, LLP, has entered into a binding 20-year liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement with Foran Energy Group Co., Ltd. The SPA follows a Heads of Agreement signed between subsidiaries of Cheniere and Foran in November of 2020.

ARENA to lead Australia-Germany’s HyGATE initiative

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced that it will play a key role in the development and delivery of the German-Australian Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Incubator known as HyGATE.

Scarborough and Pluto Train 2 Developments Approved

Final investment decisions have been made to approve the Scarborough and Pluto Train 2 developments, including new domestic gas facilities and modifications to Pluto Train 1

Woodside Agrees to Sell 49% Stake in Pluto Train 2 to GIP

Woodside has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for the sale of a 49% non-operating participation interest in the Pluto Train 2 Joint Venture.

Triangle Energy Plans Renewable Refinery in Australia

Triangle Energy Limited of Australia announced recently that FEED studies had begun for a proposed 5,000 barrel per day renewable refinery in Western Australia. This refinery would be modular in design and have a flexible feedstock ability.

ExxonMobil Invests in Huizhou Petrochemical Complex

ExxonMobil announced on November 8 that it had indeed made a final investment decision on its multi-billion dollar petrochemical complex now under construction in China’s Dayawan Petrochemical Industrial Park in Huizhou’s Guangdong Province. No specific cost figure was attached at this time.

Cheniere and Sinochem Group Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing, LLC, has entered into a binding liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement with Sinochem Group Co., Ltd.

Venture Global and Sinopec Announce Historic LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements

Venture Global LNG and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) announced the signing of two 20-year Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPA) for the supply of a total of 4 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG from Venture Global’s Plaquemines LNG export facility, in Plaquemines Parish Louisiana.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 3

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments. Issue 2 of the Hydrogen Project Playbook looks at October. Fifty-seven new projects were added to our database in the month of October across, green, blue, turquoise and transportation hydrogen. These projects are either under construction, planned or proposed.

China to Shutter Teapot Refineries for Upcoming Mega Complex

The Shandong Province of China is expected to close in 10 independent refineries with over 500,000 barrels per day capacity by the end of 2022 in order to clear a path for a new integrated refinery already under construction.

KazMunayGas and Linde Signed Memorandum of Understanding under Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Project

JSC “National Company “KazMunayGas” and the technology company Linde have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The parties have agreed to cooperate and jointly develop clean energy projects in Kazakhstan. The first stage of cooperation will focus on exploring the opportunity of producing hydrogen and ammonia using natural gas as feedstock (blue hydrogen and blue ammonia) and/or water electrolysis (green or blue hydrogen and green or blue ammonia).

China's Winter Natural Gas Demand to Rise

China’s demand for natural gas is expected to rise to 180 billion cm this winter, up 10% year-on-year, according to PetroChina.