Inpex, Japanese oil and gas firm inked memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with PT PLN Persero (PLN) and PT Pupuk Indonesia for the long-term domestic LNG and pipeline natural gas supply from the Abadi LNG project offshore Indonesia.
In March 2019, the PSA decided to investigate an incident at Equinor’s land facility Hammerfest LNG. The plant has over time been driven by weaknesses in safety-critical equipment. The investigation found breaches of the rules and PSA has notified Equinor of orders.
Tokyo-based INPEX and oil major Shell received the official approval of Indonesian government concerning the revised Plan of Development (POD) for the Abadi LNG Project, announced in late June. This is the first large-scale integrated LNG development project operated by INPEX in Indonesia.
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.
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.
Novatek, Russia’s largest private gas producer, has reportedly started to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its newly built small-scale LNG plant in Russia’s Baltic Sea port of Vysotsk. Novatek shipped seven cargoes, with an overall volume of 67,800 cubic meters of frozen gas between March 31 and April 16 from Vysotsk.
Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) began an investigation into an incident at Equinor’s Hammerfest liquefied natural gas facility on Melkøya Island. The facility stopped operations on March 11, 2019 because to repair deficiencies in numerous safety valves.
The US Department of Energy gave the green light on the export of the domestic LNG production from Venture Global LNG’s Calcasieu Pass LNG terminal being built in Louisiana. Thus, Venture will export more than 1.7 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas as LNG to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the U.S.
USCG wrapped up a safety inspection at the Cameron Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project, enabling it to move on to loading its first LNG cargo for global export. Cameron LNG also submitted its Marine Operations Manual and Emergency Manual to the Coast Guard for examination.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification volumes at Lithuania’s first and only import terminal in the port of Klaipeda reported mixed results for the first month of the year. Klaipedos Nafta, the terminal operator, published its monthly report according to which the facility regasified and reloaded 0.47 Twh of natural gas, 79.1% above the 0.26 TWh in the same month in 2018.
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