The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approved a Beaufort Sea exploration plan in Alaska, received by Eni US, a subsidiary of Italian oil and gas company Eni. Following the approval, the company will become the first allowed to explore for oil in US waters off Alaska since 2015.
South Carolina Ports Authority announced the opening of a new refrigerated container service area in the Port of Charleston, marking a $14 million investment to support growing cold chain business in the Southeast, by enhancing reefer processing for shippers, truckers and ocean carriers.
Enterprise Products Partners and Navigator Holdings announced the execution of a letter of intent, to jointly develop an ethylene marine export terminal on the Houston Ship Channel. The ethylene export terminal would be connected to Enterprise’s ethylene salt dome storage and ethylene pipeline system, which is currently under construction.
The US and Philippine navies completed a coordinated patrol in the Sulu Sea, at the invitation of Philippine government, on July 1st. The aim was to strengthen maritime security cooperation between the two countries’ navies and to enhance their ability to respond to piracy and transnational criminal activity at sea, in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
The technology group Wärtsilä and Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, in order to develop two flexible gas power plant projects, which could be as large as 450 MW each, in the USA.
Sempra LNG & Midstream and Woodside Energy (USA), have signed a memorandum of understanding with Korea Gas Corporation regarding the development of the proposed Port Arthur LNG liquefaction project in Port Arthur, Texas. The MoU provides a framework for cooperation and joint discussion by the parties regarding key aspects of the Port Arthur LNG project.
Zentech and Renewables Resources International announced their plans to build the first Jones Act-compliant, four-legged, self-propelled, dynamically positioned level 2 jack-up vessel based on a U.S.-built barge. The vessel is expected to provide the evolving U.S. offshore wind industry with a much needed and cost-competitive marine logistic solution.
On 25 June, Cheniere Energy and KOGAS hailed the commencement of their 20-year Sales and Purchase Agreement, to supply U.S.-sourced LNG to KOGAS from the Sabine Pass Liquefaction facility in Louisiana. Under the terms of the SPA, Cheniere shall sell and make available for delivery to KOGAS approximately 3.5 million tonnes of LNG per year.
The Ports of Indiana announced that the country’s oldest stevedoring company, Metro Ports, will become the new bulk terminal operator at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Starting July 1st, Metro Ports will manage the loading and unloading of shipments along the port’s East Harbor for port tenants and outside companies shipping bulk cargoes.
Delfin Midstream and Golar LNG have signed a Joint Development Agreement, to develop the Delfin LNG project, off the coast of Cameron Parish, Lousiana, utilising Golar’s FLNG technology. The joint development agreement is expected to facilitate the financing, marketing, construction, development and operation of Delfin LNG.
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