Processing/LNG

Brazil's Petrobras Considers Offshore LNG Units for Pre-Salt Gas

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras is considering installing offshore units to liquefy the growing natural gas production from the so-called pre-salt area, the company's emissions and climate change manager said.

Japan's Investment Drive in LNG Faces Risk of Souring — Study

Japan's banks and public agencies have funneled nearly $25 billion into liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects since 2017 but the investments may sour as prices plummet from the COVID-19 pandemic and as climate change risks rise, a new study shows.

Tumbleweed Midstream Announces New Gathering and Processing Agreements

Tumbleweed Midstream announced it has executed three new long-term gathering and processing agreements for its Ladder Creek Helium Plant in eastern Colorado.

Sasol to Sell Stakes in Mozambique Pipeline, Power Plant — Sources

According to two sources, Sasol is looking to sell its stakes in a Mozambique pipeline as well as a power plant in the country.

Investors Raise $7.96 Billion Loan for ADNOC Pipeline Deal

A group of investors has signed a nearly $8 billion loan to help finance a $10 billion gas pipeline investment with the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

Poland Signs Deals to Expand LNG Terminal

Poland has signed nearly $500 million in contracts to expand the country's LNG import terminal on the Baltic Sea in order to help the country diversify away from a reliance on supplies from Russia.

U.S. Gas Deliveries for LNG Export Fall by More than Half

Daily natural gas deliveries to U.S. facilities that produce LNG for export were a record 9.8 Bcf/d in late March 2020, but deliveries fell to less than 4 Bcf/d in June.

Mozambique Government Offers $2.25 Billion Funding Guarantee to LNG Project, Says Report

The Mozambique government has offered a $2.25 billion funding guarantee to partners in the Mozambique LNG project being led by French energy giant Total.

Buyers of U.S. LNG to Cancel 40-45 Cargoes for August Loading: Sources

Industry sources are anticipating buyers of U.S. LNG to cancel between 40-45 cargoes for August loading due to slower economic recovery in Asia and larger than expected stocks in Europe.

China Could Top Japan's LNG Imports in 2020 as Coronavirus Cuts Demand

The unusual market conditions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic may cause LNG imports into China to surpass Japan much sooner than expected, according to an industry analyst.

Croatia's Floating LNG Terminal to Start Operations in January Fully Booked

Croatia's energy minister said the country's floating LNG terminal will begin operations on Jan. 1 2021 and is fully booked through Q3 2023.

Venture Global Gets U.S. OK to Start Site Prep Work at Plaquemines LNG Plant

Venture Global LNG has received approval from U.S. regulators to begin site prep work at its Plaquemines LNG export facility in Louisiana.

India Steps up Bet on Gas With First Gas Trading Exchange

India on Monday launched its first natural gas trading exchange, as it continues efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by expanding the share of gas in its energy mix.

Glenfarne Group Announces Acquisition of Magnolia LNG

Glenfarme LLC announced it has purchased Magnolia LNG, an export terminal development project in Louisiana.

Siemens, Total Partner to Develop Concepts for Low-Emissions LNG Production

Siemens and Total are partnering to develop new ideas for low-emission LNG production.

LNG Recovery in Asia Depends on China, India Policies

The International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts a gradual recovery in global natural gas demand in 2021-22, but the extent of that rebound depends on how committed China and India remain to their transitions from coal.

Golden Pass Seeks to Boost Capacity at Texas LNG Plant

Golden Pass LNG has requested permission from FERC to increase the capacity of its $10 billion LNG plant in Texas from 15.6 MTPA to over 18 MTPA .

LNG Deliveries to U.S. Export Facilities Decline to Lowest Level Since 2019 - EIA

According to data released from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), deliveries of natural gas to U.S. export facilities fell during most of the month of May to levels not seen in almost two years.

Malaysia's LNG Exports in May Set to Drop to Lowest Since Mid-2018 — Data

LNG exports from Malaysia, the world's fourth-largest natural gas exporter, are expected to drop to their lowest levels in two years as producers are hit hard by plunging demand stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

Sinopec to Build $2.8 Billion LNG Terminal in Eastern China

Sinopec has contracted with the city of Zhoushan on China's eastern coast to build a $2.8 billion LNG import terminal.

U.S. LNG Exports Drop More Than a Third as Pandemic Shrinks Demand

According to data from multiple gas trading houses, LNG exports from the U.S. have fallen by more than a third since the early part of this year.

Negative Gas Pricing Possible in Europe as Demand Slumps

Gas markets across Europe are facing the possibility of negative pricing on futures contacts barely a month after prices for crude oil in the U.S. dropped below zero.

Sempra Energy Delays Port Arthur LNG Project Decision to 2021

Citing market concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, announced it has delayed an investment decision regarding its Port Arthur LNG project until 2021.

Cameron LNG Begins Production Train 3 at LNG Facility

Cameron LNG, owned by Sempra LNG, has begun producing LNG from the third and final liquefaction train of its Phase 1 liquefaction-export project in Hackberry, Louisiana.

Alaska LNG Project Receives FERC Authorization, but Doubts Loom

Alaska's proposed multi-billion-dollar LNG project has received FERC authorization, but the project still has a long way to go.

Kinder Morgan Restarts Units at Elba LNG Facility After Fire

Kinder Morgan has begun restarting two of its three trains damaged in a fire at its Elba Island LNG facility in Georgia.

Dominion to Keep Exporting LNG from Maryland Cove Point During June Maintenance

Maintenance scheduled to be performed on a section of Dominion Energy's Cove Point LNG facility in June should not affect exports from the facility the company said on its website.

Petronas, China LNG Deal Calls for Distribution via ‘Virtual Pipelines’

Petronas and China's Clean Tiger Energy have agreed to an LNG supply deal with a provision that the Chinese company distributes the fuel to remote locations using ISO tanks.

NextDecade Delays Rio Grande LNG Final Investment Decision to 2021

Barely more than a week after NextDecade announced it would make a Final Investment Decision on its Rio Grande LNG project in 2020, the company announced it has pushed the decision back to 2021.

Keeping Abreast of Alaska’s LNG Aspirations

As a longtime observer of the Alaska energy scene, Larry Persily has the rare perspective of someone who has viewed his subject matter as a journalist, educator and as public policy worker at the federal, state and municipal levels, including federal coordinator for the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects, 2010-2015.