Processing/LNG

Australia’s APA Backs $9.5 Billion Bid from Hong Kong’s CKI

The board of Australia’s APA Group has recommended shareholders vote for a $9.45 billion (A$12.98 billion) takeover offer from a consortium led by Hong Kong’s CK Infrastructure Holdings Ltd (CKI) at a meeting in late November.

Gas Pipeline Issues Blamed for Malaysia's Falling LNG Exports

Malaysia's LNG exports fell to a four-year low in July as domestic gas pipeline issues plaguing the country since January took their toll, according to industry sources and Thomson Reuters data.

Honeywell

Honeywell's hands-free, wearable, connected plant technology features a head-mounted visual display that responds to voice and brings live data, documents, work procedures and health and safety information into view.

Instrument Simplifies Flow Data Control in Oil and Gas Operations

The Thermo Scientific AutoXP flow computer incorporates the functionality of a smart multi-variable transmitter in a single unit to simplify the generation, management and interpretation gas and liquids flow data in harsh operating environments.

Report: US, Canada Need $800 Billion in Midstream Infrastructure Investment Through 2035

The United States and Canada will require annual average natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids midstream infrastructure investment of about $44 billion per year, or a total of $791 billion over the 18-year period from 2018 through 2035, a new study finds.

Cheniere Moves Ahead with Corpus Christi LNG Expansion

Cheniere Energy has approved construction of a third liquefaction unit at its Corpus Christi export terminal in Texas, the first new LNG project to go ahead in the United States since 2015.

Sterling to Expand Centennial System

Sterling Energy Investments to expand the processing capacity and associated natural gas gathering pipeline infrastructure of its Centennial System in the northeastern DJ Basin to 220 MMcf/d to accommodate growing producer demand.

Enterprise Starts Orla 1 Gas Plant, Pipelines

Enterprise Products Partners has commenced commercial operations on the first natural gas processing train at the company’s new Orla cryogenic natural gas processing facility in Reeves County, Texas.

Howard Energy Partners Completes Corpus Christi Liquids Terminal

Howard Energy Partners has commenced commercial operations at a new bulk liquid terminal facility in the Port of Corpus Christi.

Contractors Selected to Build LNG Canada Terminal

LNG Canada selects a JGC Corp and Fluor Corp joint venture to perform final engineering, procurement and construction for the $31.1 billion LNG Canada terminal, with a final investment decision on the build still expected later this year,

The Great German Gas Switch-Over

Germany has commenced a 7 billion euro gas infrastructure project to switch 30% of its customers from low-calorie Group L to high calorie Group H natural gas by 2030.

Targa to Expand Grand Prix NGL Pipeline, Delaware Basin Gas Gathering Capacity

Targa Resources Corp. today announced it has entered into long-term fee-based agreements for natural gas gathering and processing services in the Delaware Basin and for downstream transportation, fractionation and other related services. The company also announced an extens..

Alaska Lawmakers Concerned About Authority for Gas Pipeline

Alaska lawmakers don't want to cede control of LNG pipeline construction project.

TransCanada Places Cameron Access Project in Service

TransCanada begins operations at the Cameron Access pipeline construction project.

Timeline Set for Environmental Study of Alaska LNG Project

FERC says it will release a draft environmental impact statement for the Alaska LNG pipeline construction project in a year.

Natural Gas Pipeline Plans Call for Use of Kenai’s Water

Alaskan town to supply water for LNG pipeline construction project.

Cheniere, GAIL Celebrate Commencement of 20-Year LNG Contract

Cheniere Energy, Inc. and GAIL (India) Limited today held a ceremony marking the commencement of their 20-year Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) to supply U.S.-sourced liquefied natural gas to India from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefaction facility in Louisiana. The SPA, which was signed in Decembe..

Earthquake Knocks out Exxon's Papua New Guinea LNG Project for About 8 Weeks

SYDNEY (Reuters) – ExxonMobil Corp said on Monday it would take about eight weeks to restore production at the Papua New Guinea liquified natural gas project (LNG), following a powerful earthquake that hit the country’s energy-rich interior a week ago. The 7.5 magnitude quake on Feb. 26 triggered l..

First LNG Exports Leave Maryland Terminal

LUSBY, Md. (AP) — A transport shift carrying the first cargo of liquefied natural gas produced for export has left a Maryland terminal. Dominion Energy said in a release that the ship departed Thursday from the Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG terminal, where the newly constructed liquefaction facili..

Exxon Declares Force Majeure on Exports from Papua LNG Project - Source

TOKYO/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – ExxonMobil Corp has declared force majeure on exports from its Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, which has been shut since a powerful earthquake on Monday, an industry source familiar with the matter said on Friday. At least 31 people were killed by t..

National Grid Proposes New Plan for Liquefied Natural Gas

National Grid proposes moving forward with an LNG pipeline construction project in Rhode Island.

Russian LNG Unfazed By U.S. Sanctions

Russia’s energy industry faces a new round of U.S. sanctions—including on oil projects in any location if a designated entity holds more than 33 percent. And in Europe, where Russia’s gas giant Gazprom currently holds a large share of the gas supplies, Poland and Lithuania are buying U.S. LNG in an ..

LNG Glut To Continue Into 2020s, IEA Says

The world’s LNG market will continue to be oversupplied into the mid-2020s as new supplies continue to outweigh demand, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA added that Chinese demand could tighten the market earlier than that. “We will see massive amounts of new LNG capacity..

LNG Becomes A Buyer’s Market

The world’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) market has dramatically changed over the past few years. Continuously growing supply has led to a glut, and the U.S. starting LNG exports has led to more flexible contract terms. LNG trade is increasingly shifting to a buyers’ market, where importers are shapi..

Piped Gas vs. LNG: Competition May Be Heating UP

Historically, the world trade of gas has been dominated by piped gas with first-ever commercial LNG cargo being delivered to the UK from Algeria in 1964. The growth of the fuel was steady, but accelerated when Qatar entered the supply market with huge LNG trains almost 10 years ago. Recent developm..

US Looking to Japan for Help in Boosting LNG Exports to Asia

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. is keen to work with Japan in expanding exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas in Asia, and hopes for more Japanese investment in American natural gas infrastructure, a senior Department of Energy official said Wednesday. Japan’s trade and industry minister announced Wednesday ..

The U.S. LNG Boom Could Be About To Stall

While speaking before industry executives last June, United States President Donald Trump asserted that he had “ended the war on coal” and that America would be “dominant” in energy. But where does this all stand now? Much of the Trump administration’s hope for achieving dominance requires increasi..

Major Energy Importer Bets $10 Billion On Natural Gas

Much of the attention in energy markets has been focused on OPEC and oil prices lately. But news this week suggests that a different energy commodity is quietly becoming the hottest story going worldwide. That’s natural gas. With the world’s top importing nation — Japan — saying this week it’s abou..

Sabine Pass Train 4 Placed in Service

Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. has completed the Commissioning of Train 4 associated with the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. As part of a 20-year sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with GAIL (India) Limited, the first commercial delivery for Train 4 of the Sabine Pass..

LNG Production Starts At Wheatstone

Chevron has announced the start of production at its Wheatstone LNG offshore project in Australia, with exports from the facility due to begin in several weeks. Initial plans had scheduled the first cargo for mid-2017, Reuters recalls. Wheatstone consists of two liquefaction trains that are togethe..