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Global LNG trade increased more than 1.6 Bcf/d in 2023

LNG trade increased 3.1% globally in 2023 to average 52.9 Bcft/d, an increase of 1.6 Bcf/d from 2022, according to a report from the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL).

Fluor JV closer to completion, startup of LNG Canada Train One

Fluor Corp. has completed the final weld on the first production train at the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. This marks a pivotal moment in the construction of one of the largest energy projects in Canadian history.

Malaysia's Petronas adds three new LNG vessels ahead of LNG Canada startup

Malaysian state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) on Monday said it would add three energy-efficient liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels to its North American operations.

Cedar LNG announces positive FID on 3.3-MMtpy FLNG project

Cedar LNG announced a positive final investment decision on the 3.3-MMtpy FLNG facility in the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation on Canada’s West Coast.

New DNV survey highlights oil and gas sector paradox

The latest DNV survey, “The Paradox of Petroleum—How the oil and gas sector is transforming through uncertainty,” gathered insights from nearly 450 senior oil and gas professionals to examine rapidly evolving trends and the near-term outlook for the sector.

Shell to build carbon capture and storage projects in Canada

Shell announced the final investment decision (FID) for Polaris, a carbon capture project at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park, Scotford in Alberta, Canada. Polaris is designed to capture approximately 650,000 tpy of CO₂ from the Shell-owned Scotford refinery and chemicals complex.

Steelhead LNG secures patents in U.S. and Korea, litigation ongoing against Cedar LNG and Rockies LNG

Steelhead LNG, a Vancouver-based developer in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, has announced the recent award of patents in the U.S. and South Korea in relation to its proprietary near-shore floating LNG production facility system.

Repsol's Saint John LNG (Canada) awards technology contract to Galileo Technologies

Through the installation of Galileo Technologies’ reliquefaction solution, Saint John LNG will be able to recover and store this resource to serve the market, especially during times of high demand.

Global Projects Data

6/19/2024

This article provides a summary of active gas processing and LNG projects around the world, including total project numbers, and market share by region and activity level.

Woodfibre LNG receives BCEAO order to move floatel to site to house non-local workforce

Woodfibre LNG received a compliance order from the BC Environmental Assessment Office, requiring Woodfibre LNG to deploy the floatel to site and to use the vessel for non-local workforce accommodation in accordance with the amended Environmental Assessment Certificate.

McDermott awarded ECI contract for Canada's first green hydrogen/ammonia facility

McDermott has been awarded an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) agreement from Abraxas Power Corporation for the Exploits Valley Renewable Energy Corporation (EVREC) project located in Central Newfoundland.

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.

Chart Industries to supply key liquefaction equipment for Cedar LNG project

Chart Industries has been chosen to supply critical liquefaction equipment, including the natural gas liquefaction cold boxes and brazed aluminum heat exchangers, to the Cedar liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.

Investments surge on strong demand outlook for LNG bunkering

Drewry projects more than 1,000 LNG-fueled vessels to be in service by 2027. However, development of the bunkering infrastructure appears to be lagging in comparison to the growth in fleet as well as the potential demand, which could take a leap of 30 MMtpy by 2028.

Air Products to build network of H2 refueling stations in Alberta, Canada

Air Products announced in late April that it intends to build a network of permanent, commercial-scale multi-modal hydrogen refueling stations stretching from Edmonton to Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Canadian Utilities plans C$2-B Alberta natural gas pipeline

Canadian Utilities is developing a C$2-B ($1.46-B) natural gas pipeline project in Alberta to transport natural gas to a Dow petrochemicals plant and other industrial facilities.

Sinopec in talks with Pembina for LNG offtake of Cedar LNG project

China's Sinopec is in discussions with Pembina Pipeline Corp for a LNG offtake agreement and equity stake in the $4-B, 3-MMtpy Cedar LNG project in British Columbia, Canada.

Squamish Council rejects Woodfibre LNG's "floatel" amid safety/environmental concerns

The District of Squamish council voted to reject a 1-yr temporary use permit for Woodfibre LNG's use of a renovated cruise ship to house more than 600 workers.

Plug expands cryogenic sales with multiple customer agreements

Plug Power Inc., a global leader in comprehensive hydrogen (H2) solutions for the green H2 economy, has been awarded contracts to supply cryogenic equipment to a multinational industrial gas company and a statewide electric utility company.

U.S. stands to lose Canadian natural gas when LNG Canada terminal starts up

The startup of LNG Canada, the country's first such export terminal, is likely to strain its natural gas supplies for multiple years and force producers to reduce exports to the U.S., where demand for the fuel is record high.

IEEFA: Tidal wave of new LNG supply to flood market amid demand uncertainty

Sluggish demand growth for liquefied natural gas (LNG), combined with a record increase in global export capacity through 2028, will likely thrust markets into an extended period of oversupply, according to the latest Global LNG Outlook from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

Steep discounts, new vessels spur demand for LNG to power ships

Demand for LNG to power ships will rise this year on attractive prices, while more dual-fuel vessels join the global fleet, industry executives said.

Rupture on TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline sparks wildfire in Alberta

A section of TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline system in Alberta ruptured and caught fire, sparking a wildfire in a remote area, the company said.

Global pipelines construction outlook 2024: New LNG terminals sound call for more pipelines—Part 1

4/16/2024

Mike Reed, Editor-in-Chief, Pipeline & Gas Journal, provides an overview of capital investments in pipeline construction. Part 1 examines capacity builds in North America, and Central and South America.

Global Projects Data

4/16/2024

A quick look at total project numbers by region.

Tamarack Valley shuts Alberta output after gas plant fire

Canada's Tamarack Valley Energy has temporarily halted production at a Canadian Natural Resources Ltd gas plant in Alberta following a fire.

Shell sees significantly lower Q1 LNG trading results

Shell said it expects significantly lower results from its LNG trading business in the first quarter of 2024 compared with the previous three months.

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.

ExxonMobil ahead of schedule on doubling LNG portfolio, exec says

ExxonMobil is ahead of schedule with its plan to double the size of its LNG portfolio to 40 MMtpy by 2030 and will focus on selling its own gas rather than trading that of third parties.

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