Russia boosts LPG rail exports to China by almost a third in H1

Russia cranked up liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports to China via rail by almost a third in the first half of the year to 133,000 metric tons (t).

Birchcliff and AltaGas enhance long-term partnership

Birchcliff and AltaGas enhance long-term partnership announced an expanded partnership focused on reducing long-term operating costs and connecting more liquified petroleum gas into premium global markets.

Maximum fill volume in propane, butane and LPG pressurized storage tanks


This article details the maximum fill volume for propane, butane and LPG storage tanks at processing facilities.

OPW separates into two business units: Clean Energy Solutions and Propane Energy Solutions

OPW announced that its OPW Clean Energy Solutions business unit will be divided into two distinct business units: the existing Clean Energy Solutions and the new Propane Energy Solutions.

AltaGas and Royal Vopak take FID on large-scale LPG terminal

AltaGas Ltd. and Royal Vopak are pleased to announce a positive final investment decision (FID) on the Ridley Island Energy Export Facility (REEF), a large-scale liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and bulk liquids terminal with rail, logistics and marine infrastructure on Ridley Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Australia's Wesfarmers to sell LPG, LNG distribution businesses

Wesfarmers will sell its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution businesses to Supagas and Clean Energy Fuels Australia, respectively, for an undisclosed sum.

Russia's Q1 LPG exports to China by rail up 51%, calculations show

Russia's exports of LPG to China by rail, the main supply route, rose 51% in the first quarter from a year earlier to 72,300 metric tons.

Mabanaft announces successful acquisition of WESTFA Energy GmbH

Mabanaft announced that it has successfully completed the strategic acquisition of WESTFA Energy GmbH, including all its subsidiaries and shareholdings, following the earlier announcement of signing an agreement in December 2023 to purchase the business from Adeleon Familienholding GmbH, formerly WESTFA Holding GmbH.

Ukraine starts checking LPG from EU, fearing Russian supply

Ukrainian energy customs have started inspections of imported LPG produced in the EU by blending components, fearing that some of them may have come from Russia.

Kazakhstan's TCO cranks up LPG exports to Finland

Kazakhstan's Tengizchevroil exported about 2,000 metric tons of LPG to Finland by rail last month as the company seeks to expand in new markets.

Russia's INK may boost LPG exports by 20%-30% in 2024, focus on China

Russia's Irkutsk Oil Company will likely increase its exports of LPG by 20%-30% this year, focusing on sales to China, according to traders and industry sources, as the company recovers production.

Sanctions squeezing Sibur's supply of tankers for Ust-Luga LPG

Russia's largest petrochemical company and exporter of LPG Sibur is reducing LPG exports from the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga due to shortages of gas tankers amid sanctions.

LPG exports from Russian ports to Turkey double in 2023

Supplies of LPG from Russian ports to Turkey doubled in 2023, according to traders and LSEG data, as trade between Moscow and Ankara grows at a brisk pace amid Russia's pivot away from Europe.

Russia boosts fuel exports to Central Asia, Afghanistan and Mongolia in 2023

Central Asian countries, Afghanistan and Mongolia raised their imports of Russian fuel by around 28% in 2023 to almost 6 MMt, partially offseting a decline in Russian supplies to Europe.

Russia's Sibur raised LPG exports via Baltic Sea ahead of sanctions

Russia's biggest petrochemicals producer Sibur increased exports of LPG by almost a quarter last year via the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga in expectation of Western sanctions.

Afghanistan doubles Russian LPG fuel imports, industry data shows

Afghanistan's Taliban government doubled purchases of Russian LPG in the January-November period, according to industry data, as Russia redirects supplies away from Europe amid political fallout from the Ukraine conflict.

New inlet feed gas conditioning technology for contaminant removal in amine units


While many amine units function well over the life of the LNG facility, some are prone to periodic or even frequent foaming events. This article discusses likely causes and potential solutions to these foaming episodes in amine units, which also apply to gas treating in general.

Niger bans exports of liquefied petroleum gas

Niger has banned all exports of LPG until further notice, the government said in a statement.

Pakistan receives first shipment of Russian LPG, Russian embassy says

Pakistan has received its first shipment of LPG from Russia, Moscow's embassy in Islamabad said, marking Islamabad's second major Russian energy purchase.

India cuts prices of cooking gas as inflation bites

India cut the price of cooking gas for households on Tuesday by about 18% to rein in inflation ahead of crucial state and general elections.

Suez Canal tugboat sinks after collision with LPG tanker

A Suez Canal tugboat sank and one of its crew was missing after it collided with a Hong Kong-flagged LPG tanker though shipping traffic in the strategically important waterway was largely unaffected, the canal authority said.

Nigerians turn to gas to power their generators as petrol prices soar

Nigerians modify their home power generators to run on LPG rather than gasoline.

Russia's Taman port set to suspend LPG exports over drone danger

Russia's Black Sea port of Taman is poised to suspend exports of highly-explosive liquefied petroleum gas because of concerns linked to drone attacks.

Russia's Sibur switches to yuan for LPG settlements with China

Sibur, Russia's largest LPG exporter, in 2022 switched fully to conducting financial settlements with China in yuan, Russia's state news agency cited a top manager at the company as saying.

GAIL plans $4.9-B ethane cracker in West India

GAIL Ltd, the country's top gas supplier, plans to build a $4.89-B ethane cracker near its LNG import plant in Western India as it seeks to meet an expected surge in demand.

Poland bought less Russian LPG in 2022, ramped up re-exports to Ukraine

Poland bought less LPG from Russia last year as it sought to diversify its sources in the wake of the war in Ukraine, data shows, although it remained Russia's top customer for the fuel and ramped up re-exports to Ukraine.

Fire breaks out at gas processing plant in Kazakhstan

A fire broke out at a gas processing plant on the Zhanazhol gas condensate field in Kazakhstan, local authorities and the company developing the field said.

Asia petchem producers plan to switch to LPG after price slump

Several Asian petrochemical producers plan to switch a portion of their feedstock from naphtha to cheaper liquefied petroleum gas late in the second quarter as the price gap between the two fuels has widened.

Russian gas cargoes cross Crimea bridge after 4-month wait

Three gas carriers loaded with butane and propane crossed the Russia-built Crimea bridge over April 12-14 after a four-month wait and set sail for their destinations.

Russia's Sibur exports LPG to Africa, Middle East and Asia as EU cuts buying

Sibur, the largest producer and exporter of LPG in Russia, redirected exports to Africa, the Middle East and Asia in the past three months.