liquefaction

Galveston LNG Bunker Port advances with construction permit application

Galveston LNG Bunker Port, LLC, formed as a partnership between Pilot LNG and Seapath Group, has taken a significant step forward in its plans to establish the GLBP small-scale natural gas liquefaction facility on Shoal Point in Texas City, Texas.

Pembina Pipeline enters LNG offtake agreement with ARC Resources

Pembina Pipeline said it has entered into an agreement with Canadian firm ARC Resources, which will deliver about 200 MMcf per day of natural gas for liquefication to the Cedar LNG project.

Baker Hughes to supply electric-driven liquefaction technology for Cedar LNG project

Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, announced it was awarded an order from Black & Veatch, a global engineering, construction and consulting leader, to supply Cedar LNG in Canada with electric driven liquefaction technologies.

U.S. natural gas demand for LNG falls as Cheniere reduces output

There was a significant decline in the amount of U.S. natural gas being liquefied for export with a drop in demand from Cheniere Energy's Corpus Christi plant in Texas and its Sabine Pass operation in Louisiana.

Freeport LNG says Trains 1, 2 at Texas (U.S.) facility seen shut until May

Freeport LNG said its Train 2 liquefaction unit at the Texas plant has been shut down, while Train 1 will be taken down imminently as it expects inspections and any subsequent repairs at both the units to be completed by May.

NextDecade targets Train 4 final investment decision at Texas (U.S.) LNG facility in H2 2024

NextDecade said it was targeting a final investment decision and plans to start construction of the fourth liquefaction train at its Rio Grande LNG facility in Texas by the second half of 2024.

How tech is laying the foundation for future LNG success and compliance

3/7/2024

This work details some of the ways LNG operators are embracing and deploying technology to close the gaps that exist in their ESG compliance infrastructures and emerging operational needs.

Global Project Data

3/7/2024

A snapshot of the global gas processing and LNG project landscape.

LNG developer Tellurian hires financial adviser

LNG developer Tellurian said it has hired a financial adviser to assist in balance sheet management.

Asia spot LNG price remains at 4-month low, falls 58% in 2023

Asian spot LNG prices remained at their lowest level in over 4 mos this week on strong inventories, mild weather and weak demand which are all bearish factors that are seen continuing into 2024.

Chatterjee Fund Management boosts stake in LNG developer Tellurian to 7.3%

Chatterjee Fund Management has increased its stake in U.S. LNG developer Tellurian to 7.3%, up from 5.2% previously.

Shell resumes LNG loadings from Prelude facility in Australia

Shell said it has resumed loading LNG cargoes from its Prelude facility offshore Australia following major maintenance.

NextDecade files to allow TotalEnergies to exit LNG stake

NextDecade has filed for a shelf registration that would allow TotalEnergies to sell its 17.5% stake in the U.S. LNG company over time.

TotalEnergies to restart its delayed Mozambique LNG project in early 2024

French energy firm TotalEnergies plans to restart its long-delayed $20-B Mozambique LNG project in the first quarter of next year.

First output from Venezuela's Dragon gas field expected in 2 years

A natural gas project to be developed in Venezuelan waters by Shell and Trinidad and Tobago's state firm National Gas Company could achieve first output in the next two years if a positive investment decision is made.

Samsung Heavy says it has stopped making blocks for Russian shipyard's LNG carriers

Samsung Heavy Industries said it has stopped making blocks and equipment for 10 out of 15 Arctic LNG carriers contracted with Zvezda.

Japan's Mitsui to pull employees out of Russia's Arctic LNG 2

Japan's Mitsui and Co has decided to pull its employees out of Russia's Arctic LNG 2 LNG project in yet another blow for the project.

China seeks exemption from U.S. sanctions on Russian LNG plant

China's state oil majors CNPC and CNOOC have both asked the U.S. government for exemptions from sanctions on Russia's Arctic LNG 2 export plant.

BASF shares rise on report ADNOC exploring Wintershall Dea deal

Shares in chemicals giant BASF rose on Friday after a report that Abu Dhabi National Oil Co is exploring an acquisition of the German group's energy business Wintershall Dea.

Venture Global seeks to commence some service at Louisiana Calcasieu LNG plant (U.S.)

U.S. LNG company Venture Global LNG asked federal energy regulators for permission to commence service of liquefaction blocks 7-9 at its Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana.

U.S. LNG projects win higher processing fees as interest rates climb

Long-term buyers of U.S. LNG are willingly agreeing to higher liquefaction fees at newer export projects.

Energy Transfer seeks new LNG export license after extension denied

Pipeline operator Energy Transfer requested a new and expedited export license for its proposed Lake Charles, Louisiana, LNG plant, according to a filing with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Asian buyers may seek U.S. LNG if Australia worker disputes worsen

Major Asian buyers of LNG could seek U.S. cargoes in the coming weeks if worker-related disputes at key LNG facilities in Australia escalate.

Cheniere Energy strikes LNG supply deal with BASF

Cheniere Energy said it would supply 800,000 tpy of LNG to Germany's BASF.

Detecting operator-induced faults on a liquid expander

6/28/2023

This case study examines a LNG plant that thought they found a way to shorten the start-up time for liquid expanders. The result was not as expected. Fortunately, the condition monitoring system and service specialists provided diagnostic information to understand the problem better and avoid a catastrophic failure.

Take the mystery out of running your LNG plant

5/19/2023

While process simulation software can be used by plant engineers to calculate the dewpoint temperature of mixed refrigerant, this is of limited use to the plant operators at the control panel in maintaining an appropriate amount of mixed refrigerant superheat as they adjust the plant. To address these challenges, the authors’ company has developed a simplified method of calculating mixed refrigerant superheat that can be programmed in the distributed control system (DCS) and made available to panel operators.

Sempra launches Port Arthur LNG project

Sempra announced that its 70%-owned subsidiary, Sempra Infrastructure Partners, LP (Sempra Infrastructure), reached a positive final investment decision (FID) for the development, construction and operation of the Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 project in Jefferson County, Texas.

LNG to lead U.S. natural gas exports

Exports of LNG will continue to drive growth in U.S. natural gas exports over the next two years, according to the U.S. EIA.

Papua LNG project enters integrated FEED stage

Santos today announced the Papua LNG joint venture has launched fully-integrated front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Papua LNG project in Papua New Guinea.

Novatek needs to find more natural gas for LNG plans

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday the country needed to identify the resource base for about a third of its planned annual production of 100 MMt of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year.