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PSA to investigate Hammerfest LNG gas leak

20 Jun No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Hammerfest LNG facility (Image courtesy of Statoil/Harald Pettersen) Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) launched an investigation into a liquefied natural gas leak at the Equinor-operated Hammerfest LNG facility on June 17.  This incident occurred while a road tanker was being filled with LNG at the Equinor, formerly Statoil, facility at

Shell completes $750 mln equity sale in MLNG Tiga

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zoom Shell, through its Malaysian unit Shell Gas Holdings, completed the sale of its 15 percent shareholding in Malaysia LNG Tiga to the Sarawak State Financial Secretary (SFS) for $750 million. The transaction has been dated to September 1, 2017, with the net final consideration paid to Shell after adjustments

Peruvian LNG plant set for maintenance shutdown

20 Jun No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Image courtesy of Peru LNG The Peruvian export plant at Pampa Melchorita is scheduled to undergo routine maintenance over a three week period starting July 27.  During the three week period, the facility will not be producing liquefied natural gas, David Lemor, Peru LNG’s director of corporate affairs told Reuters.

Cheniere, Cheniere Energy Partners agree merger

19 Jun No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Image courtesy of Cheniere Cheniere Energy and Cheniere Energy Partners have reached a definitive agreement under which Cheniere will acquire all of the publicly-held shares of Cheniere Partners Holdings in a stock for share transaction. Under the agreement, Cheniere Partners Holdings’ shareholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 0.4750 Cheniere shares for

PNG LNG selling single cargo

19 Jun No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Image courtesy of Oil Search Papua New Guinea LNG export facility, operated by the US energy giant ExxonMobil, is reportedly offering a single cargo for sale.  Citing sources, Reuters reports the cargo is set for July delivery either on a delivery ex-ship (DES) or a free-on-board (FOB) basis. The cargo

GasLog Partners in Cheniere charter deal

19 Jun No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

zoomImage courtesy of GasLog GasLog Partners, the New York-listed spinoff of LNG shipper GasLog, said on Tuesday it entered into a new multi-year time charter for tanker GasLog Sydney with a unit of US LNG export player Cheniere. The contract is scheduled to start in 2018. Cheniere has options to

Japan’s LNG imports rise in May YoY

19 Jun No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

zoom Japanese imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose 2.7 percent in May as compared to the same month a year ago, according to the provisional data released by Japan’s Ministry of Finance. Japan, the world’s top LNG buyer, imported 6.4 million tonnes of LNG last month. LNG imports rose in

Ferus Smit launches Thun Tankers’ LNG-fueled vessel

19 Jun No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Image courtesy of Ferus Smit Shipyard Thun Tankers, a member of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, said its LNG-fueled chemical tanker Thun Eos was launched at the Ferus Smit Shipyard in Westerbroek, The Netherlands. The vessel, Nb 443, named Thun Eos is the first vessel in a series of four E-class oil/chemical

Tellurian selling shares to fund Driftwood LNG pipeline

19 Jun No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

zoomThe proposed Driftwood LNG (Image courtesy of Tellurian) The Houston-based LNG export project developer Tellurian intends to offer 12 million shares in an effort to fund the pipeline development and secure working capital.  The company expects to rake in $118.8 million before underwriters’ compensation and estimated expenses, the statement reads. The company

Gas Natural Fenosa, Sonatrach extend gas supply deal

18 Jun No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

zoomImage courtesy of Gas Natural Fenosa Spanish LNG player Gas Natural Fenosa and the Algerian company Sonatrach have signed an agreement to renew the gas procurement contracts from Algeria to Spain spanning to 2030. These contracts currently represent more than 40 percent of Gas Natural Fenosa’s overall gas procurement, the

Croatian LNG terminal gets parliament’s clearance

18 Jun No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

zoomImage courtesy of LNG Croatia Croatian parliament passed the law allowing the construction of the floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal on the island of Krk despite local councils’ opposition.  The facility, that has received the backing of the European Union is aimed to at reducing EU’s dependence on

Lithuania, Netherlands talk LNG cooperation advancement

18 Jun No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

zoomImage courtesy of the Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania Lithuanian and Dutch energy companies discussed avenues for cooperation in the areas of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable energy during an energy forum in the Baltic state. The company names included the Hague-based LNG giant Shell

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