Processing/LNG

Eyeing Asian Market, Ecuador Begins Crude Exports in Larger Vessels

Ecuador for the first time exported a cargo of one of its flagship crudes, Oriente, aboard a very large crude carrier following an upgrade to a terminal that the South American country hopes will help it boost exports to Asia.

Brussels Region to Ban Diesel Cars by 2030, Petrol Cars by 2035

The ban will also apply to vehicles running on compressed-natural gas, liquefied natural gas and hybrids from 2035 in an effort to meet the European Union's carbon neutrality goal by 2050.

Gazprom’s Amur Gas Processing Plant Nearing Completion

Gazprom’s Amur Gas Processing Plant project is more than 75% complete following its commissioning ceremony for the first production train earlier this month.

Brazil's Petrobras Disqualifies Excelerate Energy's Bid on LNG Lease

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Monday that it had disqualified U.S.-based Excelerate Energy LP's bid on a lease for an LNG terminal in northeastern Bahia state.

Sypris Wins Awards from Two High-Pressure Energy Projects

Sypris Technologies, a subsidiary of Sypris Solutions, recently received orders for specialty high-pressure closures for use in two large projects, the Golden Pass LNG Export project and the Cherry Point Refinery Renewable Diesel Optimization project.

LNG's Share of Indian Gas Demand Forecast to Rise to 70% by 2030

Indian companies are investing billions of dollars to strengthen gas infrastructure, including laying 15,000-kilometer (9,320-mile) pipelines to supply cleaner fuel to households and industries.

Mammoet-Haisla J.V. Reaches Next Milestone at LNG Canada

Mammoet-Haisla Joint Venture announced it has completed the pile handing scope for the LNG Canada project through JGC-Fluor Joint Venture in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. This project will export Canadian liquefied gas and put Canada on the global map of LNG exporting countries.

Energy Majors Bid for Qatar LNG Project Despite Lower Returns

Six top western energy firms are vying to partner in the vast expansion of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas output, industry sources said, helping the Gulf state cement its position as the leading LNG producer while several large projects around the world recently stalled.

Pembina Pipeline to Buy 50% Stake in Canada's Proposed Cedar LNG

Pembina Pipeline Corp said on Tuesday it would buy a 50% stake in Canada's proposed Cedar LNG Project to develop the floating LNG facility in British Columbia in partnership with indigenous group, The Haisla Nation.

Norway's Equinor Books Capacity at Lithuanian LNG Terminal

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor booked capacity for the first time to import LNG to Baltic States via Lithuania's Klaipeda LNG terminal.

Carbon-Neutral or Green LNG: A Pathway Toward Energy Transition

Meeting global targets for climate change mitigation is one of the biggest challenges. Significant emissions are released through the combustion of gas to drive the liquefaction process, while any CO2 detached before entering the plant is frequently emitted into the atmosphere.

Tellurian to Sell LNG to Gunvor, Delays Louisiana Project Start

U.S. LNG developer Tellurian Inc said on Thursday it signed a 10-year agreement with commodity trader Gunvor Group for 3 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG.

Shell Exits Philippine Gas Field in $460 Million Deal

Aside from gas reserves, Malampaya's assets include undersea pipelines and other facilities that could be tapped by future sellers and users of imported LNG.

France’s Total Signs 5-year LNG Supply Agreement with ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel

Total and ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel1 (AMNS) have signed an agreement for the supply of up to 500,000 tons of LNG per year until 2026.

For LNG Developers, Another Year of Canceled Projects

This week's decision by Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd to pull out of a big Canadian LNG project was the latest blow to a sector that has been heralded for its growth prospects worldwide.

‘Critical’ Coastal GasLink Pipeline on Target for 2023

Coastal GasLink, part of one of the biggest projects in Canada’s history, is almost halfway complete and on track to start up by 2023, experts say.

Pieridae Moves Closer to June Decision on Nova Scotia LNG Export Plant

Canadian energy company Pieridae Energy Ltd said on Thursday it still expects to make a final investment decision by June 30 on its proposed Goldboro LNG export plant in Nova Scotia.

Total and Papua New Guinea Government Remobilizing, Planning Papua LNG Project

France-based oil company Total and the government of Papa New Guinea announced the remobilization of the Papua LNG project after a year of delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Australia's Origin Locks in Domestic Gas Supply Tied to Asian LNG Price

Origin has also lined up extra pipeline capacity under a three-year deal with APA Group starting in 2023, which will allow the company to transport large amounts of gas to southern markets where it is needed.

LNG Cargoes Diverted from India as COVID Crisis Dampens Demand

LNG cargoes are being diverted away from ports in India as surging coronavirus cases there hamper domestic gas demand, trade and shipping sources said on Monday.

Indonesia to Stop LPG and Fuel Imports by 2030

Indonesia will stop both liquefied petroleum gas and fuel imports by 2030 and plans big changes to its energy infrastructure to meet that target, a top energy official said.

Malaysia's Petronas Exports LNG in ISO Tanks to China

Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional Bhd said on Monday that it has started exports of LNG in ISO tanks to China from its filling facility in Pengerang in the southern state of Johor.

Pembina Pauses Development of Oregon Jordan Cove LNG Plant

Canadian energy company Pembina Pipeline Corp paused development of its proposed Jordan Cove LNG export plant in Oregon, according to an appeals court filing.

Equinor LNG Plant Broke Rules Ahead of 2020 Fire, Watchdog Says

Equinor must fix a series of rule breaches exposed by a fire at its Melkoeya LNG plant in Norway last year for the plant to reopen, the country's safety watchdog said on Thursday.

PipeChina's Cost-Sharing Plan Reduces Importer Interest for LNG Terminal Slots

Most companies shortlisted for PipeChina's LNG import terminal slots are backing off from a deal as new terms proposed by the gas pipeline operator threaten to jack up costs, trade sources said.

Project Canary to Measure Greenhouse Gases from Rio Grande LNG Facility

NextDecade Corporation and Project Canary announced the formation of a joint pilot project for monitoring, reporting, and measurement of the greenhouse gas intensity of LNG to be sold from NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export facility in Brownsville, Texas.

Asian LNG Spot Prices Rise as China Replenishes Inventories

Asian spot prices for LNG rose this week as China, Japan and South Korea sought supply in an early move to stock up for winter, industry sources said.

Pieridae Still Plans Investment Decision on Nova Scotia LNG Export Plant by Late June

Canadian energy company Pieridae Energy Ltd said on Thursday it continues to work toward making a final investment decision (FID) by June 30 to build its proposed Goldboro LNG export plant in Nova Scotia.

Jacobs Awarded Owner's Engineer Role for LNG Terminal in Philippines

The project includes modifications to the jetty head, berthing and mooring facilities; a trestle bridge with high-pressure gas pipeline and utilities; and a jetty monitoring building and control room.

Carbon-Neutral or Green LNG: A Pathway Toward Energy Transition

As natural gas has a central role to play in mitigating carbon emissions, LNG producers have started to look for ways to minimize or counterbalance their carbon footprints, which ongoing LNG decarbonization efforts are likely to expedite.