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Japan marks 50 years LNG imports milestone

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zoomPolar Alaska, transporting the first cargo of LNG to Japan (Image courtesy of Mitsubishi Corporation) Mitsubishi Corporation is set to mark 50 years of LNG imports into Japan on November 4.  The company noted in its statement on Friday, November 1, that Tokyo Electric Power Company (now JERA) and Tokyo

Chinese wind power player gets LNG terminal approval

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zoomImage source: Pixabay under CCO Creative Commons license. Chinese wind power player China Suntien Green Energy is venturing into liquefied natural gas with plans to set up an LNG import facility in north China by the end of 2022.  The company backed by the Hebei provincial government would join a

MSC Cruises cuts first steel for its first LNG-powered vessel

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Source: MSC French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique has held a steel-cutting ceremony for MSC Cruises’ LNG-powered cruise ship MSC Europa. The dual-fueled vessel is scheduled for delivery in May 2022 and is the first of five new liners MSC ordered from the French shipbuilder between 2017 and 2018. It is

SHI lays keel for GasLog’s LNG newbuild

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Image courtesy of GasLog Monaco-based LNG shipper GasLog has laid the keel for its latest liquefied natural gas newbuild at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard.  The vessel, currently known as SN2300 will have the capacity to transport 174,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel. In a brief statement through its

PitPoint opens Europe’s first shore-to-ship LNG bunker station in Cologne

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zoomImage courtesy of PitPoint LNG Dutch company PitPoint said it has opened Europe’s first shore-to-ship Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker station for inland shipping at the Niehler Hafen in Cologne. The opening of this station represents a step towards facilitating clean maritime transport, PitPoint said in its statement. The new

Total’s profit slips, LNG sales rising

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zoomImage courtesy of Total French energy giant and LNG player Total saw its adjusted net profit drop in the third quarter as well as the first nine months of the year 2019.  Total reported a $3.02 billion adjusted profit in the third quarter, 24 percent below the figures reported in

Origin’s Q3 APLNG revenue up

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zoomImage courtesy of Origin Australia’s top power and gas retailer, Origin Energy, reported a jump in Australia Pacific LNG quarterly revenue driven by higher effective Australian dollar oil prices and increased LNG volumes.  APLNG revenue edged 7 percent up in the quarter ended September 30, reaching A$688 million ($474.3 million)

GasLog Partners’ profit slips in Q3

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zoomImage courtesy of GasLog Partners GasLog’s New York-listed spinoff, GasLog Partners, reported a drop in profit for the quarter ended September 30. The partnership reported a profit of $29.4 million, 11 percent below the $33 million reported in the corresponding quarter in 2018. However, compared to the previous quarter, this

Sempra Energy names two new executives

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Image courtesy of Sempra Energy San Diego-based energy company and LNG operator Sempra Energy has made two new executive appointments. Sempra said that John Sowers was named as the chief transformation officer for Sempra LNG, while Brian Lloyd was named as the regional vice president of external affairs with a

Shell’s third-quarter profit slips on low prices

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zoom The Hague-based LNG giant Shell saw its third-quarter profit slip 15 percent on lowest realized oil, LNG and gas prices.  The company reported a profit of $4.8 billion, which compares to $5.8 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. Compared to the previous quarter, however, Shell did report a

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