The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave the green light for the expansion of Freeport LNG project. The latter will build and operate its fourth natural gas liquefaction train, located at its LNG export facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas.
Total announced that the Cameron LNG project has achieved first LNG production from train 1. The project will begin exports in the following weeks. Phase 1 of the Cameron LNG project of 13.5 million tonnes per annum capacity includes three LNG trains of 4.5 Mtpa each. Construction is currently taking place for trains 2 and 3 with first production expected by the turn of the year and mid-2020 respectively.
The Government of Mozambique announced that it approves the development of the Rovuma LNG project, that it is projected to produce, liquefy and market natural gas from three reservoirs of the Mamba complex located in the Area 4 block in the Rovuma basin, two of which straddle the boundary with neighboring Area 1.
As EIA informs, during winter 2018-2019, imports of LNG at terminals serving New England played an important role in moderating natural gas prices in the region. LNG imports are regasified at these terminals and then sent to natural gas distribution networks. Dpot natural gas prices in New England are more volatile during winter months, as cold weather drives increasing regional natural gas demand.
During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Conference, Mr. Steve Esau, General Manager, SEA/LNG, provided an overview of the current LNG scene. He added that LNG can be a viable marine fuel, and it leads to significant environmental benefits. In addition, on a 10-year basis, LNG delivers a significantly higher ROI compared with open-loop scrubbers and it is a hands-down winner compared with low sulphur fuels.
Chelsea Logistics Holdings is exploring a possible joint development regarding a fuel and LNG storage and terminal with Philippine National Oil Co., in Mabini, Batangas. Before this development, in March, Phoenix Petroleum had signed an MoU with PNOCa nd CNOOC Gas and Power Group Co. Ltd., to explore business opportunities surrounding the LNG hub project.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued a decision on Jordan Cove’s application for a Section 401 Water Quality Certification. DEQ denied the requested certification at this time. DEQ denied the requested water quality certification at this time due to insufficient information to demonstrate compliance with water quality standards.
Gibraltar has launched a new LNG regasification terminal, which Shell and Gasnor completed recently. The building of the terminal comes after an LNG supply deal that was reached in 2016 between Shell and Gibraltar. Gasnor will be operating the terminal. The new terminal is part of Gibraltar’s attempt to switch from diesel-fueled power generation to natural gas.
Qatar Petroleum issued an Invitation to Tender Package for Engineering, Procurement and Construction to expand its LNG storage, and the loading and export facilities for its North Field Expansion Project. This tender package will result in the award of this EPC contract by February 2020.
In this video, Luca Volta, Marine Fuels Venture Manager, ExxonMobil and Alan Lim, Deputy Director, MPA, discuss the latest challenges of IMO 2020, from enforcement to alternative compliance choices such as scrubbers and LNG. Explaining how the Port of Singapore prepares for the 2020 sulphur cap, Alan Lim said that MPA Singapore is working on two fronts. The first is to ensure availability of compliant fuels at the Port.
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