Vietnam receives first LNG cargo in bid to develop new power supply

State-owned PetroVietnam Gas said it had received a cargo of 70,000 metric tons of liquefied natural gas from Singapore-based Shell Eastern Trading, marking Vietnam's first ever LNG import.

Japan gas lobby looks to PM's Middle East trip for stable supply

Japan Gas Association Chairman Takahiro Honjo said he hoped that Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's planned Middle East trip this month will help Japan ensure stable supplies of liquefied natural gas and other fuels.

Next wave of North American LNG export projects to face labor challenges

A coming wave of North American liquefied natural gas export projects faces staffing challenges that are prompting some of the biggest developers to expand training and coordinate projects to keep construction workers.

Shell warns of big drop in gas trading results

Shell, the world's biggest liquefied natural gas trader, said second-quarter gas trading results were expected to come in "significantly lower" quarter-on-quarter, though in line with the previous two years' second quarters.

German town threatens legal action over fast-track LNG

A German resort town said it will take legal action against the federal government's plans to build liquefied natural gas terminals off the Baltic Sea coast after the parliament passed a reform to speed up the process.

Thailand's PTT in advanced talks with Qatar for LNG deal

Thailand's largest energy company, state-controlled PTT, is in advanced talks with Qatar for a 15-year liquefied natural gas supply deal.

Trinidad and Tobago signs preliminary LNG agreement with Suriname

Suriname said it signed a memorandum of understanding with Trinidad and Tobago that aims to increase energy cooperation, and people familiar with the matter said it could lead to natural gas from Suriname being piped to Trinidad and Tobago.

Canada's first LNG terminal in 'encouraging' talks with British Columbia on electrification

The CEO of LNG Canada, the Shell-led liquefied natural gas export project in British Columbia, said discussions with the province about electrifying a second phase of the terminal have been "encouraging" but building new power transmission infrastructure remains a long way off.

Svanehøj and Engie team up to enhance offshore LNG safety on FSRUs

LNG storage involves managing significant safety risks, but data on the behavior of LNG in Floating Storage and Regasification Units is lacking. Now, tank control system specialists from Svanehøj and energy researchers at Engie Lab Crigen have joined forces to develop more effective safety measures.

Baker Hughes to supply 3 liquefaction trains for NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG Project

Baker Hughes announced it has been awarded an order by Bechtel Energy Inc., to be booked in the second quarter of 2023, to supply three Main Refrigerant Compressors for NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project in the Port of Brownsville, Texas.

China imports more LNG but not enough to drive spot prices

China's imports of liquefied natural gas rose to a five-month high in June but tepid demand in the rest of the top-importing continent has kept a lid on spot prices.

Italian court further delays decision on Tuscan LNG terminal

An Italian administrative court has postponed until Dec. 20 a decision on whether a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Tuscan port of Piombino meets all safety requirements, the city's mayor said.

U.S. June LNG exports fall 10% on maintenance cuts, weaker demand

U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas fell 10% in June to 6.82 mt, from 7.58 mt the previous month, as plant maintenance curbed output and European demand slid, according to preliminary data.

Mexico Pacific signs 20-year LNG supply deal with China's Zhejiang Energy

Mexico Pacific Ltd has struck a 20-year deal to sell a million metric tons of liquefied natural gas a year from its Saguaro Energia export plant in Sonora state to China's Zhejiang Energy.

U.S. Dept of Energy grants export license to Gulfstream LNG

Gulfstream LNG Development has received an export authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance its proposed liquefied natural gas export plant in Louisiana.

Venture Global LNG seeks approval to speed up plant construction

LNG developer Venture Global LNG asked U.S. regulators for expedited review of a request to add construction workers to its Plaquemines LNG export project and to allow work around the clock seven days per week.

Cheniere Energy returns Louisiana LNG export plant to full production

Cheniere Energy Inc's Sabine Pass LNG export facility returned to full production this week after undergoing maintenance.

U.S. natural gas prices up 2% on rising LNG feedgas, lingering hot weather

U.S. natural gas futures climbed about 2% as the daily amount of gas flowing to liquefied natural gas export plants increases, rising prices in Europe, and on forecasts for hotter-than-normal U.S. weather to continue through mid-July, especially in Texas.

Asia spot LNG prices flat as demand remains tepid

Asian spot liquefied natural gas prices remained flat as demand remains muted and inventories are high.

Detecting operator-induced faults on a liquid expander


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.

Malaysia's Petronas sees domestic oil, gas output peaking by 2024

Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas sees its domestic oil and gas production peaking at about 2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) by 2024, its exploration executives said.

Italy energy minister sees LNG terminals covering 50% of gas needs

Italy's Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Pichetto Fratin said that deliveries by ship of liquefied natural gas were a reliable source of energy that could cover 50% of the country's gas needs.

LNG-exporting Gulf Coast states drove U.S. natural gas demand growth

U.S. natural gas demand, domestic consumption plus gross exports, increased 43%, or 34.5 bcf/d, from 2012 to 2022.

INEOS Energy charters two LNG carriers to create virtual LNG pipeline from the U.S. to Europe

INEOS Energy Trading has today signed agreements with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines for two new build LNG carriers, to be used for the import of LNG into Germany from the United States.

Cheniere signs LNG supply deal with China's ENN

Cheniere Energy said it will supply 1.8 million tons of liquefied natural gas per annum to China's ENN Natural Gas for over 20 years.

Eni sees synergies of up to $1 B from Neptune acquisition

Italian energy group Eni said that synergies from the $4.9-B acquisition of private-equity backed Neptune Energy could reach $1 B as the two groups integrate their operations across key geographies.

Venture Global LNG signs 20-year contract with German energy firm

U.S. liquefied natural gas developer Venture Global LNG said it had signed a 20-year deal to provide Germany's Securing Energy for Europe GmbH with 2.25 mpta of LNG.

Australia's Tamboran signs deals to supply LNG to bp and Shell

Australia's Tamboran Resources announced two non-binding agreements to supply 4.4 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year to bp and Shell from its proposed Northern Territory LNG project.

Energy Dept. refuses Energy Transfer's rehearing request for LNG project

The U.S. Department of Energy will not rehear pipeline operator Energy Transfer's request for a second extension of its Lake Charles liquefied natural gas export project.

Germany builds up LNG import terminals

Deutsche ReGas has sub-chartered a second floating storage and reception unit for liquefied natural gas for the Mukran terminal project in the Baltic Sea, with its LNG to flow to onshore grids via the nearby port of Lubmin from next winter.