USA: Cove Point nearing first LNG exports

By LNG World News Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG export terminal in Maryland, the second US facility to produce LNG from shale gas, is expected to ship its first cargo of the fuel soon. Dominion introduced feed gas to the 5.25 mtpa liquefaction facility earlier this month. The Shell-chartered LNG tanker Maran Gas Delphi was…

Japan’s JERA and France’s EDF sign deal to create LNG trading giant

By LNG World News Japan’s LNG importing giant Jera and France’s EDF have signed a basic agreement to integrate their liquefied natural gas trading operations, which could potentially create a leader in the market. The non-binding agreement follows integration in April of EDF’s coal and freight trading business into JERA Trading, which is 67-percent owned…

CNOOC trucks LNG to northern China as winter demand surges

By LNG World News CNOOC, the Chinese state-owned oil and gas producer, has hired 100 trucks to move liquefied natural gas (LNG) some 2,200km from the south of the country to its northern parts due to a winter fuel crunch. China’s LNG imports surged this year boosted by a government-led switch from coal to natural…

Spanish LNG imports rise 36 pct in November

By LNG World News Spain’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose by 36.2 percent in November on a yearly basis boosted by higher gas-to-power generation as demand increased by 11 percent. LNG imports reached 18.86 terawatt hours (TWh) in November as compared to 13.85 TWh in the same month the year before, according to…

Clean Energy Awarded Santa Fe Multi-Use CNG Station Contract

By NGV Global Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded a $3 million design, build, operation and maintenance contract for a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station which will serve both public and private customers by the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Clean Energy is to build a CNG fueling station for its…