Processing/LNG

Fluor/JGC JV Wins EPC Contract For Kitimat LNG Project

Fluor Corporation’s joint venture with JGC was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Chevron Canada Limited for the proposed Kitimat LNG project in Bish Cove, BC, Canada.

Ceona Awards Welding Contract To PTL

Subsea construction contractor Ceona has entered into a three-year partnership agreement with Scottish welding contractor Pipeline Technique Ltd (PTL) for welding services and pipeline production management onboard the company’s flagship vessel, the Ceona Amazon.

Shell Floats Hull For Worlds Largest Floating LNG Facility

The 488-meter-long hull of Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has been floated out of dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in Geoje, South Korea, where the facility is under construction.

Colombia Eyeing New LNG Import Terminal

Concerned that declining natural gas reserves could make it a net importer in two years, Colombia plans to award a construction contract for an LNG import terminal capable of processing up to 350 NMMcf/d beginning in December 2015.

Santos GLNG, Australia Pacific LNG In Gas Transportation Deal

Two of Australia’s leading LNG projects signed gas swap and infrastructure connection agreements.

JV To Construct Two LNG Plants In Canada

Ferus Natural Gas Fuels and ENN Canada Corporation have formed a joint venture to construct, own and operate two LNG liquefaction plants in Canada. The plants will be strategically located in Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, Alberta to service the on-road trucking market as well as other high-horsepower applications.

Dresser-Rand's First Small-Scale LNG Unit Produces LNG

The first small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility from Dresser-Rand has successfully produced LNG. The demonstration plant, known as LNGo™, was the final step prior to full market release.

FERC Non-Committal on House Permitting Reform Act: Senate Unlikely to Pass Without Changes

FERC commissioners still apparently have problems with the pipeline siting improvement bill the House passed on November 21 by a vote of 252-165. The Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act (H.R. 1900) sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) would impose timelines on federal resource agencies when they analyze construction projects which have already finished their environmental review by the FERC.

Clean Energy, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, GE To Jointly Deliver LNG

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, GE Ventures and GE Energy Financial Services announced at the High Horsepower Summit in Chicago a consortium to jointly deliver LNG in the U.S.

UOP, Black & Veatch Team Up To Build LNG Plants

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has formed an alliance with Black & Veatch to help natural gas producers and fuel providers meet growing demand for LNG as a transportation fuel and for off-road, high-horsepower applications.

Site Selected For Alaska LNG Project

ExxonMobil, BP, ConocoPhillips and TransCanada have selected a site in the Nikiski area on the Kenai Peninsula as the lead site for the proposed Alaska LNG project’s natural gas liquefaction plant and terminal.

Multi-Liquefier LNG Plant Announced

Applied Natural Gas Fuels, Inc. (ANGF) plans to build a multi-liquefier LNG production platform in Midlothian, TX.

Government Approves Gas Exports, Adding To U.S. Natural Gas Demand

Liquefied natural gas, LNG, as a product is cold – minus 162 degrees centigrade. Commercially, it is hotter than a 4th of July firecracker! In mid-September the federal government issued a conditional license to a fourth company, Richmond, VA-based Dominion Resources, to sell up to 770 MMcf/d of natural gas for 20 years to any buyers abroad including those without Free Trade Agreements. The gas will go mainly to Asian markets.

Rosneft/ExxonMobil Award FEED Contracts For Russian LNG Project

Rosneft and ExxonMobil selected CB&I UK and Foster Wheeler Energy as contractors for initial phase front end engineering and design (FEED) for a proposed Russian Far East LNG project.

Prices, Transportation Determine Future For Canadian Oil And Gas

Recent reports on the state of crude oil and natural gas production in Canada suggest that the transportation bottleneck at the border will have long-ranging effects on Canada’s energy markets.

Audubon Lands Colorado LNG Plant Project

Audubon Engineering was chosen to create the front-end engineering and design for Noble Energy’s new $45 million LNG facility, Colorado's first dedicated LNG plant.

Faster, More Fuel Efficient Air Drying Technology Introduced

Recently formed Pipeline Drying International, LLC, of Houston provides air drying of pipelines, stations, LNG tanks or any vessel with its patent-pending Mobile Drying Unit (MDU8000), which produces up to 4,500 cubic feet/minute (cfm) of oil free negative dew point air. This while consuming less than 22 gallons per hour in fuel.

Bear Biologist Upset By Proposed Pipeline Route to LNG Plant

A $5 billion pipeline vital to Premier Christy Clark's plan to revitalize British Columbia's economy through LNG development is facing a tough environmental battle on the north coast. "They can't be allowed to follow that route," grizzly bear biologist Wayne McCrory said last month of the pipeline corridor proposed for the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project.

Rosneft, ExxonMobil Start Work On LNG Plant

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have begun preliminary work on a joint LNG plant to be built in the Far East by 2018 by selecting a contractor to complete the design and engineering work. In 2013 and 2014 the companies intend to select liquefaction technology, define basic equipment requirements, complete civil-engineering surveys, and prepare legal documentation.

Contract Award For Floating LNG Terminal

Excelerate Energy awarded UK-based Technica Ltd. an $8 million contract for multi-discipline detailed design and procurement management for the Aguirre Offshore GasPort.

LNG Export Terminal Creates Onshore, Underwater Pipeline Needs

United LNG, an LNG export company converting an offshore import terminal to export LNG, expects to require 300 miles of pipeline to serve the facility’s projected 4 BCF/d capacity once fully functional, according to Director Eric Saenz.

DoE Approves Cove Point LNG Export Terminal

Dominion Resources has won approval from the federal Department of Energy to export LNG from the facility the company wants to add to an existing import terminal in Maryland, the fourth such project authorized by the agency.

First Stage Of Jordan Cove LNG Facility Completed

Black & Veatch and Kiewit completed the FEED work and pre-construction planning activities for the Jordan Cove Liquefaction project. Located in Coos Bay, OR, the facility will utilize Black & Veatch's PRICO LNG technology to produce up to 6 million tons of LNG per year for export.

Lake Charles Exports To Build LNG Liquefaction Project

The Department of Energy conditionally approved Lake Charles LLC’s application to export LNG to countries that do not have free trade agreements (FTA) with the U.S. Lake Charles Exports is a jointly owned subsidiary of BG Group plc, and Southern Union Co. (SUG), a joint venture owned by Energy Transfer Equity LP and Energy Transfer Partners LP.

Study: Henry Hub Volatility To Emerge From U.S. LNG Exports

The price of Henry Hub will become significantly more volatile once U.S. LNG exports begin, and the more export capacity that is approved and built, the greater the volatility will be. This is the central theme of a new study released by PIRA Energy Group, a NYC-based energy market consulting firm.

BG Groups Third FPSO Vessel On-stream In Santos Basin

BG Group announced the start of commercial production from a third floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel on the Group’s discoveries offshore Brazil in the pre-salt Santos Basin.

Mitsubishi, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Ink U.S. LNG Export Deal

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC (TGP), a unit of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, has signed a binding, 20-year firm transportation precedent agreement with Mitsubishi Corp. (MC) of Japan to ship 600,000 Dth/d of natural gas earmarked for the proposed Cameron LNG liquefaction facility in Hackberry, LA, which is slated to begin exports in 2017.

Trelleborg/Saipem Launch LNG Tandem Offloading System

Trelleborg, has teamed up with Saipem to develop a new LNG tandem offloading system. Derived from existing and proven technologies, the latest development in cryogenic LNG floating hoses is set to become a key component in offloading systems for future offshore FLNG projects.

Uneven Energy Transportation Infrastructure Delaying Full Global Benefits Of Shale Gale

Increased natural gas utilization, and to a lesser extent oil development, is being hampered by a lack of market liquidity and spot pricing for the commodities both domestically and abroad. Roadblocks include insufficient pipeline connectivity in North America and into Europe, a dramatic lack of international energy infrastructure in Asia, and the regulatory and environmental delays that prevent the necessary investments from going forward.

Australia Facing Hiatus In LNG Development

At APPEA 2013, Wood Mackenzie's head of Australia Upstream Consulting, Andrew McManus, warned Australia faces a hiatus in LNG projects as the focus of buyers has turned to the U.S., where he said customers can find potentially lower-cost, more flexible LNG and the opportunity to diversify supply portfolios.