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Total buys two gas-fired power plants in France

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Image courtesy of Total Total has signed an agreement with KKR-Energas to acquire its two gas-fired combined cycle power plants (CCGT) in the North and East of France, with 825 megawatts (MW) power production capacity. Through its 73 percent stake in Direct Energie, Total also has 800 MW of capacity in

BP brings Lund, Daley on board as non-exec directors

26 Jul No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Image courtesy of BP UK-based major BP said that Helge Lund and Pamela Daley have joined its board as non-executive directors. Earlier in April, BP informed that Helge Lund would join the board as a non-executive director on September 1, becoming chairman on January 1, 2019, when Carl-Henric Svanberg steps down.

Yamal LNG boosts Novatek’s first half figures

25 Jul No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

zoomImage courtesy of Novatek Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer Novatek reported a rise in its profit for the second quarter and the first six months of this year. Profit for the second quarter increased to 32 billion Russian rubles ($508.9 million) from 3.2 billion Russian rubles reported in the

Polish LNG terminal operator secures permit for increasing regas capacity

25 Jul No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Image courtesy of Polskie LNG Polish LNG terminal operator, Polskie LNG has recently received a permit for the expansion of the regasification capacity at the country’s first and only liquefied natural gas terminal located in the Baltic Sea port of Swinoujscie. “It is a crucial step” towards expanding the terminal’s

WinGD names new head

25 Jul No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Klaus Heim (Image courtesy of WinGD) Swiss company Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has named Klaus Heim as its chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from August 6, 2018. Heim joins WinGD from OMT in Turin, Italy, where he currently holds the position of chief technical officer. He has over 25

Senators supports DoE’s small-scale LNG exports move

25 Jul No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Image courtesy of U.S. Department of Energy U.S. senators Marco Rubio and Bill Cassidy, backed the U.S. Department of Energy’s decision to streamline the approval of small-scale exports of LNG to foreign countries, including those in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The Trump Administration’s new policy is virtually identical

Saipem net loss widens as orders rise

25 Jul No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

zoomImage courtesy of Saipem Italian oil and gas contractor, Saipem, reported a 323 million euro ($377.6 million) net loss for the first half of the year on the back of write-downs and reorganization expenses that hit 329 million euro.  This compares to a 110 million euro loss in the first six months of 2017.

LNG Limited signs Bear Head workforce deal

25 Jul No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Image courtesy of LNG Limited Liquefied Natural Gas Limited signed a workforce deal with the Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association (CLRA) and Cape Breton Building and Construction Trades for the proposed Bear Head LNG facility in Nova Scotia. The MOA outlines a path forward for both parties to establish

Rystad Energy: European majors strive in industry downturn

25 Jul No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

zoom Three European majors, BP, Eni and Shell have bumped up new project approvals during the recent downturn, a review by the energy research and business intelligence company Rystad Energy shows.  For projects that have started up since 2014, majors have collectively achieved greenfield costs of $13.50 per barrel of oil equivalent.

Cuadrilla gets permit for UK’s first shale fracking project

25 Jul No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

zoomImage courtesy of Cuadrilla Lancashire-headquartered Cuadrilla has received final hydraulic fracture consent from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for its first horizontal shale gas exploration well at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire. All other relevant planning and permits required were already secured, the company

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