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Freeport LNG Texas (U.S.) plant reports brief production halt

Freeport LNG reported a temporary production halt on October 21st, when the U.S. LNG producer's three liquefaction trains were brought offline after a trip at its upstream PTF facility in Texas.

LNG tanker diverts from Egypt terminal as gas flows from Israel ebb

A tanker seeking to fill up LNG at a terminal in Egypt left empty and diverted to another port, after an Israeli pipeline supplying gas was halted due to Israel-Hamas conflict.

Finland to restrict access to LNG port after gas pipeline damage

The Finnish government said on Friday it will tighten access to key parts of the country's Inkoo port, where a vessel to import LNG was installed late last year.

Israel shuts down major offshore gas field amid violence

Israel has suspended production at the Tamar gas field off its southern coast and will seek alternative fuel sources to meet its needs, the energy ministry said following three days of violence in the region.

Dutch government to halt gas production from Groningen field Oct. 1

The Dutch government confirmed plans to halt production next month at Europe's largest gas field, Groningen, a decade after tremors blamed on drilling damaged buildings.

Power outages in parts of UAE's Sharjah due to technical fault at gas plant

Parts of Sharjah, one of the United Arab Emirates neighboring Middle East trade hub Dubai, are suffering power outages due to a technical fault at a gas plant.

Tennessee natural gas pipeline declares force majeure due to fire

Kinder Morgan unit Tennessee Gas Pipeline declared force majeure due to an explosion and fire caused by equipment failure at a compressor station near Centerville in Hickman County.

Defying war risk, European traders store gas in Ukraine

European gas traders have begun storing natural gas in Ukraine to take advantage of lower prices and available capacity there, regardless of the risks from the ongoing war, three traders and company officials said.

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.

Maryland Cove Point LNG feedgas drops after Virginia natgas pipe fire

The shutdown of part of Canadian energy company TC Energy's Columbia Gas Transmission Pipeline in Virginia after a fire has reduced the amount of gas flowing to the Cove Point liquefied natural gas export plant in Maryland, the plant told customers.

Washington state wildfire threatens homes, farms, gas pipeline

A fast-growing wildfire forced residents to evacuate a rural stretch of southern Washington state's Klickitat County on Saturday after it burned more than 30,000 acres in less than 24 hours.

Spain activates all its gas plants to cope with heatwave

Spain had to resort to all available gas plants to cope with growing electricity demand triggered by the scorching temperatures in recent days.

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.

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.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Wega form strategic partnership in Finland

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners through its CI Advanced Bioenergy Fund I announced that it has signed an agreement with Wega Group OY to establish an advanced bioenergy platform in Finland

Netherlands to end Groningen gas production by Oct 1

Gas production at the Netherlands' Groningen field will end by Oct. 1, the government said, as it kept its promise to rapidly cease already minimal extraction to limit seismic risks in the region.

Bangladesh power cuts may last two more weeks on fuel shortages

Bangladesh could face power cuts for two more weeks, its power minister said, as higher electricity consumption because of rising temperatures has caused a fuel shortfall for generation plants.

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.

Equinor says production at Hammerfest LNG to resume

Norway's Equinor plans to restart production at its Arctic LNG plant in Hammerfest after it was shut down due to a gas leak, the company said in a market message.

Equinor says leak at Hammerfest LNG plant stopped

A gas leak at Norway's Hammerfest liquefied natural gas plant has been stopped and normalization is underway, but it is too soon to say when production will resume, Equinor said.

Equinor shuts Hammerfest LNG plant due to gas leak

Norway's Hammerfest LNG plant was shutting down due to a gas leak, a spokesperson for operator Equinor said, confirming an earlier police report.

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

5/19/2023

This article 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.

Alberta wildfires hit gas flow out of Canada to U.S., spiking prices

Abnormally hot and dry weather is set to return to Alberta after a couple of cooler days helped calm wildfires that have slowed the flow of natural gas out of Canada into the United States and lifted gas prices.

Dutch government confirms plan to halt gas production in Groningen

The Dutch government said that it will invest $24.24 B in the earthquake-stricken Groningen region while confirming plans to halt gas production there no later than 2024.

Court suspends worker requisitioning at TotalEnergies Normandy refinery

An administrative tribunal in the northern French city of Rouen suspended a government requisition order at TotalEnergies' Normandy refinery that told striking workers to resume work.

Freeport LNG seeks U.S. approval to load LNG onto ships at Texas export plant

Freeport LNG, the second biggest U.S. LNG exporter, sought approval from federal regulators to start loading LNG onto ships at its long-idled export plant in Texas, according to a filing made available on Thursday.

Managing the new risk profile of energy transition projects

2/1/2023

The time is ripe to realize the vision of a clean energy future.

Protecting the workplace and employees: The critical role of security technology

12/1/2022

When it comes to the benefits that an integrated security solution offers to suppliers in the energy sector, the first topic of discussion is almost always centered on minimizing risk to physical site assets and data.