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Shell: LNG Demand to Almost Double by 2040

Feb 26, 2021

Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand is expected to almost double to 700 million tonnes by 2040, Royal Dutch Shell said in its annual LNG market outlook.Demand was 360 million tonnes last year, up slightly from 2019's 358 million tonnes, despite volatility caused by lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic.Global LNG prices hit a record low early in 2020 but reached record highs at the start of this year due to high winter demand…

Singapore: Pavilion Energy, Chevron Pen LNG Supply Deal

Feb 22, 2021

Singapore's Pavilion Energy Trading & Supply Pte Ltd said on Monday it signed a six-year sale and purchase agreement with Chevron Corp for about 0.5 million tonnes per year of LNG supplies from 2023.Pavilion Energy, owned by Singapore state-owned investment company Temasek Holdings…

Woodside Eyes Pluto Plant Stake Sale ahead of $11B Scarborough Field Sanction

Feb 18, 2021

Woodside Energy expects strong buyer interest in the sale of a share of a new production unit at its Pluto LNG plant, top executives said on Thursday, a precondition for a planned $11 billion expansion at its Scarborough gas and Pluto project…

Australia's South Needs LNG Import Terminal to Avoid Gas Shortfall in 2024

Feb 16, 2021

Australia's southern states will need to import natural gas to fill a looming shortfall by 2024, as last year's COVID-19 induced oil and gas price slump has slowed investment in new fields, the country's competition watchdog said on Tuesday…

Inpex Slumps to First Annual Loss in 12 years

Feb 10, 2021

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp posted a net loss of 111.7 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic hammered oil prices, cutting its sales and forcing it to book hefty impairment losses.The result marks Inpex's…

'Largest LNG Project Ever:' Qatar Petroleum Sanctions North Field East Project

Feb 09, 2021

Qatar Petroleum on Monday took the final investment decision for the development on the North Field East Project (NFE), in what the company said was the world’s largest LNG project ever. The total cost of the project is estimated at $28.75 billion…

Peninsula Sets a Record in First LNG Bunker Deal

Feb 08, 2021

Marine fuels solutions company Peninsula said its first ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker supply was a record breaker.At the end of January, in partnership with PETRONAS Marine, Peninsula completed its first LNG bunker supply to H-Line Shipping in Malaysian waters…

Woodside Sees Global LNG Market Tightening

Jan 22, 2021

Australia’s Woodside Energy sees the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market tightening this year, with demand growing especially in Asia, after prices were battered by a supply glut in 2020, its chief executive said on Thursday.LNG supply in 2021 will be partly tighter as Woodside…

Two LNG Tankers Bound for Australia's Prelude Facility Divert

Jan 19, 2021

Two liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers that had initially signaled they would load at Royal Dutch Shell's Prelude floating LNG facility in Australia have diverted elsewhere, ship-tracking data showed on Tuesday.This comes just a week after…

Asian Gas Prices, LNG Shipping Costs Soar on Freezing Temperatures

Jan 13, 2021

Freezing temperatures across Asia and Europe are driving liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices to record highs and pushing up the cost of shipping the fuel globally as buyers grapple with tight inventories and a shortage of tankers.Demand for super…

LNG Shipping Rates from US Surge to Record Highs

Jan 12, 2021

The cost of shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to Asia hit a record high on Tuesday as appetite for the fuel from buyers there and delays through the Panama Canal reduced the amount of ships for hire.Freezing temperatures…

Japan Faces LNG Shortage Amid Supply crunch, Cold Weather

Jan 07, 2021

JERA, Japan's biggest electricity generator and the world's largest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), is operating gas- power plants at lower rates as it runs down inventories amid rising heating demand as temperatures drop.The company joins…

Russia: Sakhalin Energy Sets LNG Output Record

Jan 06, 2021

Sakhalin Energy, an international consortium operating an offshore gas-fed LNG plant in eastern Russia, set a record for LNG production in 2020.Sakhalin Energy said Wednesday that it had in 2020 produced and shipped a record amount of liquefied natural gas (LNG): 178…

CNOOC Leads First LNG Group Purchasing on Shanghai gas exchange

Dec 30, 2020

Chinese state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has led the first group purchasing order for liquefied natural gas (LNG) on the Shanghai Petroleum and Natural Gas Exchange, the bourse said in a statement on Wednesday.The 120,000…

Jiasheng Gas to Build $380M LNG Terminal in Jiangsu, China

Dec 24, 2020

China's Jiasheng Gas Co Ltd, an independent gas distributor, has agreed an engineering and construction deal to build a 2.5 billion yuan ($380 million) liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and receiving facility in east China, the Shanghai Oil and Gas Exchange and a company executive said…

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