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Global LNG trade increased more than 1.6 Bcf/d in 2023

LNG trade increased 3.1% globally in 2023 to average 52.9 Bcft/d, an increase of 1.6 Bcf/d from 2022, according to a report from the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL).

Engie to partner with Macquarie in Mexican pipeline project

French energy company Engie has agreed to partner with Australian infrastructure investor Macquarie Asset Management to expand the Mayakan natural gas pipeline in Mexico.

Fluor JV closer to completion, startup of LNG Canada Train One

Fluor Corp. has completed the final weld on the first production train at the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. This marks a pivotal moment in the construction of one of the largest energy projects in Canadian history.

EIA: US natgas output to decline in 2024, while demand rises to record high

U.S. natural gas production will decline in 2024 while demand will rise to a record high, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).

ANGI expands its biomethane business into Europe

ANGI Energy Systems, a Vontier business and a leading provider of sustainable biogas and biomethane compression and decompression solutions, is expanding into Europe.

Russia boosts LPG rail exports to China by almost a third in H1

Russia cranked up liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports to China via rail by almost a third in the first half of the year to 133,000 metric tons (t).

Shell, TotalEnergies, bp, Mitsui & Co. take 10% stakes in ADNOC's Ruwais LNG project

His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has met with the heads of global energy companies to exchange views on the future of the energy sector and the UAE's commitment to ensuring a sustainable future through the adoption and implementation of latest innovations, as well as the pursuit of international collaboration.

Austria appoints commission to try to ditch Russian gas contract

Austria's energy minister has appointed a commission of experts to examine whether Austria can scrap a gas-supply contract between OMV and Gazprom to reduce its dependence on Russia.

U.S. federal regulators uphold 3-yr extension for Tellurian to build Driftwood LNG plant

U.S federal regulators upheld on Tuesday an earlier decision to allow liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Tellurian a 3-yr extension to construct its Driftwood LNG plant on the west bank of the Calcasieu river, near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Energy trader MET Group signs 10-yr U.S. LNG supply deal with Shell

Switzerland-based energy trader MET Group has struck a 10-yr deal for Shell to supply it with liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the U.S. on a free-on-board (FOB) basis.

Shell awards Wood major engineering contract for world’s largest floating offshore gas facility

Wood, a global leader in consulting and engineering, has secured a six-year contract to provide brownfield engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) solutions for Shell’s Prelude floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) facility in Western Australia.

Shell boosts LNG business with Manatee FID in Trinidad and Tobago

Shell Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. (Shell), a subsidiary of Shell Plc., has taken a final investment decision (FID) on the Manatee project, an undeveloped gas field in the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA) in Trinidad and Tobago.

Golar LNG signs 20-yr floating LNG vessel deal in Argentina

Golar LNG has partnered with Pan American Energy to deploy a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel for 20 yr to export domestic natural gas as LNG from Argentina.

Malaysia's Petronas adds three new LNG vessels ahead of LNG Canada startup

Malaysian state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) on Monday said it would add three energy-efficient liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels to its North American operations.

U.S. LNG output dips in June on shorter month, plant maintenance

U.S exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell slightly in June to 7.11 metric MMt from 7.60 metric MMt in May, as several plants embarked on maintenance activity.

EnviTec Biogas announces market entry in Sweden

The EnviThan gas upgrading system from EnviTec Biogas AG is a tried and tested technology that can now demonstrate all its advantages in Sweden for the first time.

Norway keen to explore hydropower, CCS projects in Indonesia

Norway is seeking to form a stronger partnership with Indonesia and explore investment opportunities in renewable energy such as hydropower, and carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Australian regulator warns east coast to face gas shortage by 2027

Australia's east coast could face gas shortages from 2027, a year earlier than initially forecast, the country's competition regulator said on Friday, as it called for an urgent need to develop new sources of production and supply.

ADNOC's Ruwais LNG to earmark 40% stake to Shell, Total, bp, Mitsui

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) has earmarked a 40% stake in its Ruwais liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to four energy majors: Shell, TotalEnergies, bp and Japan's Mitsui.

BASF and ENGIE sign long-term biomethane purchase agreement in Europe

BASF and ENGIE signed a 7-yr biomethane purchase agreement (BPA). Under the BPA, ENGIE will supply BASF with 2.7-3 terawatt hours of biomethane throughout the term of the agreement.

UECC chooses Titan for major liquefied biomethane deliveries

United European Car Carriers (UECC) and Titan Clean Fuels (Titan) are collaborating on a series of major liquefied biomethane (LBM) bunkering operations in the Port of Zeebrugge.

Venture Global seeks to introduce gas to generator at Plaquemines LNG plant in Louisiana (U.S.)

U.S. LNG company Venture Global LNG sought permission from U.S. energy regulators to take another step towards start-up of its new Plaquemines export plant in Louisiana by fueling its generator.

Bangladesh's Summit LNG expected to resume operations in mid-July

The floating storage and regasification unit of Bangladesh's Summit LNG should resume operations in mid-July after it was damaged during a cyclone.

Bolivia seeks oil and gas investment, Russia's help to solve energy crunch

Bolivian state energy firm YPFB is looking to improve conditions for investment in the country's flagging oil and gas sector and seeking help from Russia to overcome recent fuel shortages.

New Fortress Energy to sell Miami (U.S.) liquefaction and storage facility

New Fortress Energy announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its liquefaction and storage facility in Miami, Florida to a U.S. middle-market infrastructure fund.

Pembina acquires interest in Whitecap Resources' 165-MMft3d Kaybob gas complex

Pembina Pipeline Corp. announced that Pembina Gas Infrastructure Inc. has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Whitecap Resources Inc. to acquire a 50% working interest in Whitecap’s 165-MMft3d Kaybob gas complex.

Texas governor looks to double state energy fund to $10 B to build gas plants

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said they will seek to expand the Texas Energy Fund program to $10 B to build more natural gas plants to meet the state's growing demand for electricity.

Vitol invests in future of LNG bunkering by securing three LNG bunkering vessels

Vitol has secured three LNG bunkering vessels. The vessels were secured via a 7 yr-10 yr time charter agreement with Avenir LNG Limited and CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co. Ltd shipyard in Nantong, China.

Tellurian closes $260-MM asset sell to help advance Driftwood LNG project

Tellurian Inc. announced that it has closed the previously reported sale of its integrated upstream assets for $260 MM to affiliates of Aethon Energy Management LLC, substantially strengthening its balance sheet as it advances the Driftwood LNG project.

US judge halts Biden administration's pause on LNG permits

7/2/2024

A federal judge on Monday dealt President Joe Biden's climate agenda a setback by blocking the Democrat's administration from continuing to pause the approval of applications to export liquefied natural gas (LNG).