Russian natural gas producer Novatek announced the signing of an agreement with Japanese Saibu Gas Co., Ltd. aiming to establish a joint venture focused on marketing LNG and natural gas, as well as the construction of a new LNG storage tank at the Hibiki LNG terminal.
The 15 LNG tankers that will transport LNG from Arctic LNG 2 project will come at a cost of more than 300 bn rubles ($4.5 bn). That was the discussion topic during a session of the Russian state-owned VEB.RF Bank Supervisory Board.
Affiliates of Qatar Petroleum and the Belgian independent natural gas transport company Fluxys Belgium signed a long-term agreement for LNG unloading services at the Zeebrugge LNG Terminal. The transaction comes after a competitive evaluation process as well as the approval of the Belgian regulators.
MOL and Karadeniz Holding A.S. (Karadeniz) announced that MOL and Karpower International B.V. (Karpowership), a subsidiary of Karadeniz, have agreed to jointly conduct the first LNG-to-Powership project under the co-brand Karmol in Mozambique.
A consortium comprising of China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co Ltd, Aktor S.A. and Metron S.A., Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd and Wilhelmsen Ship Management Limited, was announced as the preferred bidder for a contract, which sees the construction of an LNG terminal, near Vassiliko Port in Cyprus.
Natural gas deliveries to US facilities producing LNG for export achieved a monthly record in July 2019, averaging 6.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). This is 7% of the total US dry natural gas production, according to data from OPIS PointLogic Energy.
Yamal LNG has shipped its twentieth million ton of LNG since the commencement of the project. Namely, the new Arc7 ice-class tanker “Vladimir Voronin” loaded the 273rd cargo as the project reached 20 million tons of LNG produced since the start-up of Train 1 in December 2017.
The Zeebrugge LNG terminal achieved another milestone, as the Al Dafna LNG carrier docked. With this development, the terminal saw its first call ever of a Q-Max vessel, the largest LNG carriers in service. In Zeebrugge LNG terminal, LNG carriers of all types and sizes can dock, from small 2,000 m3 LNG carriers up to the largest 266,000 m3 Q-Max LNG vessels.
Qatargas has delivered the first LNG cargo on a Q-Flex vessel to Greece’s Revithoussa LNG Terminal. This is for the first time that a Q-Flex LNG ship has called at the terminal, since it expanded last year. The cargo was loaded at the Ras Laffan Terminal in Qatar on 3rd July 2019, and it arrived at the Revithoussa Terminal on board the Q-Flex vessel ‘Al Gharrafa’, on 20 July 2019.
Transnet plans to begin a tender next year for South Africa’s first terminal to import LNG at Richards Bay port. First gas is expected to arrive in 2024, as South Africa wants to diversify its energy sources away from coal, and increase its ability to reduce power cuts that have hit growth.
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