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LAHORE: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited’s board of directors on Friday allowed a waiver of the minimum 66 per cent take-or-pay clause for three government-owned liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plants in Punjab in a bid to reduce the burden of capacity payments and increase the interest of both local and foreign investors in the government’s plan of privatising these projects. The board also approved a proposal in principle for setting up another LNG terminal by a private firm at Karachi port.
After gas shortages in the UK have led to soaring high prices, Qatar eyes an opportunity to strengthen ties with the UK in terms of gas supply. It is clear that Qatar sees Brexit as a chance to develop huge gas investments in the UK. The Gulf state already has $50 billion of investments in Britain and delivers 90 per cent of Britain's imports of liquefied natural gas, according to Qatar's Ministry of Energy. According to a report published by Financial Times, last month, Downing Street initiated LNG diplomacy talks with their Qatari counterparts on diverting four energy tankers to Britain.
A 15% share in the Shell-led Crux gas field offshore Australia, that will help backfill Shell’s (LSE:RDSA) Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, and has been put up for sale by Seven Group Holdings, is expected to fetch between $200 million and $400 million, industry sources told Energy Voice.
The Pakistan LNG Limited (PLL) had floated emergency bids for two cargoes to be supplied in November, as the firms involved, Gunvor and ENI, and defaulted on their commitments.
Soaring gas prices that threaten to push up winter fuel bills, hurt consumption and exacerbate a near-term spike in inflation are another blow to a world economy just getting back on its feet after the coronavirus shock. The gas market chaos, which has driven prices 280% higher in Europe this year and led to a 100%-plus surge in the United States, is being blamed on a range of factors from low storage levels to carbon prices to reduced Russian supplies.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers are burning dirtier fuel oil than normal to try to conserve as much of their LNG cargo as possible after the price of the super-chilled fuel soared above oil, trade and shipping sources have told Reuters. LNG tankers often use some of their natural gas cargo – stored in liquid form at minus 163 degrees Celsius – to help power the ship, as a small portion of the LNG tends to evaporate or “boil off” during transit and needs to be removed from the tanks anyway to avoid the build up of pressure. When gas prices were lower, they chose to “boil off” more of these cargoes over using fuel oil to power the ships. But the current price of LNG is so high that ship operators are trying to avoid using more than necessary of the stored gas for fuel, and are instead relying on cheaper fuel oil, shipping sources said.
Sempra LNG recently joined the Collaboratory for Advancing Methane Science (CAMS), an industry-led research consortium formed to better characterize and understand methane emissions. Sempra LNG joins CAMS members Cheniere, Chevron, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Pioneer Natural Resources, and Shell. CAMS members work collaboratively to provide actionable, transparent methane science to contribute to the understanding of methane emissions across the oil and gas value chain and inform mitigation strategies.
India and china lead the recovery in Liquified Natural Gas(LNG) following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Royal Dutch Shell’s annual LNG Outlook published today.The company's are expecting that the demand for LNG is only going to increase henceforth as world over, economies are switching to carbon neutrality in the next few years.China's announcement of a target to become carbon neutral by 2060 so it's expected to continue driving up the LNG demand
Equinor has decided to write down book value of its Tanzania LNG project (TLNG) on company’s balance sheet by 982million USD. Equinor is operator with 65% participating interest, along with ExxonMobil’s working interest of 35%. TPDC has the right to participate with 10% interest. Equinor made nine gas discoveries in Block2 offshore Tanzania with estimated volumes of 20Tcf of GIP.
Baker Hughes Co. expects as many as four liquefied natural gas projects globally to move to a final investment decision this year amid a global revival of the fuel after last year's pandemic-induced collapse. By 2030, we still need to have capacity of approximately 650 to 700 million tons of LNG in place," CEO Lorenzo Simonelli told analysts and investors.
Mozambique LNG is one of several projects being developed in the country’s northern most province of Cabo Delgado after one of the biggest gas finds in a decade off its coast. Together, the projects are worth some $60 billion. The project includes direct/covered loans from eight credit agencies , 19 commercial banks, and a loan from the African Development Bank. Sealing the Total project financing is a win for Mozambique’s government as it tackles security challenges.
Qatar has signed a deal worth around $20 billion with South Korean shipbuilders to help cement its position as the world’s largest producer of liquefied natural gas. The Gulf emirate entered into agreements with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and Samsung Heavy Industries Co. The three Korea-based firms will reserve a “major portion” of their LNG ship-construction capacity for QP through 2027.
Struck by weak demand and depleting storage facilities, the world’s biggest exporter of LNG may soon have to: curb output or ignite a battle for market share that has the potential. Qatar began redirecting LNG cargoes away from Asia in February, where the coronavirus was shattering sales, and sending them to Europe. That quick fix didn’t last, as the pandemic left Qatar struggling for places to park unsold cargoes.
With the US natural gas prices topping the prices chart in Europe and Asia, the buyers have started cancelling the cargos. The buyers of the two continents have already cancelled the loading of around 20 cargoes from the United States in June. Henry Hub benchmark in Louisiana settled over both the Japan/Korea Marker (JKM) according to the most recent price data.
The energy major, BP has issued force majeure to Golar LNG. Golar said that BP is expecting one year delay for the African Tortue Ahmeyim project. BP further sees no possibility to reduce the time frame due to the pandemic. "While the full impact cannot yet be determined, as a reasonable and prudent operator, BP is engaging transparently and collaboratively with key stakeholders to mitigate risks", said BP's spokesperson.
In the wake of the crash in energy prices, oil supermajor Shell Plc has withdrawn from a major U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant under development. The move quickly followed Shell's partner, Energy Transfer postponing its final decision on whether to move forward with the project to next year. Analysts have forecasted a number of under-development projects not moving into execution mode due to sinking energy demand.
Indonesian state electricity company, PLN has inked an initial deal to purchase 167 BBTU of gas per day from PT Pertamina for 20 years. The deal comes as PLN reduces the use of diesel fuel. Energy major, Pertamina will provide LNG to PLN's power plants with a combined capacity of 1,870 megawatt, across 52 sites within two years.
Florida-based engineering and consulting solutions provider, NV5 Global Inc. has announced the award of a $34 million EPC contract for the liquefaction system upgrade at an LNG facility. The project will bring in a new liquefier to substitute an older system for increasing the capacity and improving reliability, safety, and ease of operation. The project is slated for completion in approximately 18 months.