China and France signed $15 billion contracts during a visit of France’s President Emmanuel Macron to China including a contract to develop a LNG terminal and storage facility in China’s North port of Tianjin. The contracts include a variety of sectors, such as energy, agriculture and aeronautics.
The new Alaska-based company Qilak LNG revealed plans to ship natural gas from the North Slope field to Asian markets, under a proposed Alaska North Slope LNG export project (Qilak LNG 1 Project). To this end, the company announced an agreement with ExxonMobil Alaska Production to ship LNG from Point Thomson.
Commonwealth LNG announced that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. The Commonwealth LNG project includes the construction of one liquefied natural gas plant, as well as six gas liquefaction trains and appurtenant facilities. Each train will have a liquefaction design capacity of approximately 1.4 million metric tonnes annually for a total nominal liquefaction capacity of 8.4 mtpa.
Novatek, the Russian gas company, announced that during the third quarter of 2019, 15 LNG cargos from the company’s Yamal LNG project were shipped eastbound to the Asian Pacific markets directly through the Northern Sea Route.
The final investment decision (FID) for the Arctic LNG 2 project has been approved by Total, Novatek and other project stakeholders. As Total states, the project is set to have a production capacity of 19.8 million tons per year (Mt/y).
HaiSea Marine, a joint venture partnership between the Haisla First Nation and Vancouver-based Seaspan ULC, announced the signing of a contract award with LNG Canada, a major LNG project, to design, build and operate escort tugs and harbor tugs required for LNG Canada’s LNG export facility in Kitimat.
Russian natural gas producer Novatek announced the closing of the sale of participation interests in Arctic LNG 2 Project to subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation, subsidiary of CNOOC, and the consortium of Mitsui & Co and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (Japan Arctic LNG).
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