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France stalls Engie’s U.S. LNG deal

By Adnan Bajic Concerns over environmental implications have prompted the French government to step in and delay Engie’s LNG supply deal. Courtesy of Engie Namely, the power major, Engie is close to signing a multi-billion dollar deal for U.S. liquefied natural gas with NextDecade. However, Reuters reports, the government asked the deal to be held…

Pilot LNG, GAC ink LNG supply HoA

By Adnan Bajic Texas-based Pilot LNG executed a Heads of Agreement with GAC Bunker Fuels (GAC) for the supply of LNG as a marine fuel. Courtesy of Pilot LNG The liquefied natural gas will be supplied from Pilot LNG’s Galveston bunker port terminal project, which will be the first dedicated LNG bunker terminal in the…

NextDecade secures approval to change Rio Grande LNG design

By Mirza Duran US company NextDecade has received approval from federal regulators to ditch one train from its proposed Rio Grande LNG export plant in Texas. Image: NextDecade The original design for Rio Grande LNG included six trains each capable of producing 4.5 million tonnes per year. However, NextDecade announced in July it would be…

Freeport LNG seeking permit to delay Train 4 development

By Adnan Bajic The Freeport LNG export project in Texas led by billionaire Michael Smith, has asked for additional time to develop the project’s fourth train. Courtesy of Freeport LNG Freeport LNG has completed the construction and has already placed in service the first three liquefaction trains at the facility located on Quintana Island. However,…

US extends LNG export term to 2050

By Mirza Duran The Department of Energy is issuing a final policy statement that allows for US LNG exports to non-free trade agreement countries to be extended through the year 2050. Image: Cheniere This policy is a change from the current practice of granting 20-year LNG export terms. President Donald J. Trump announced the new…

Pilot LNG developing Texas bunkering terminal

By Mirza Duran Houston-based Pilot LNG is moving forward with a proposed floating liquefied natural gas bunkering facility on Pelican Island in Texas. Image: Pilot LNG The company said on Thursday it filled regulatory applications with relevant government agencies for the project named Galveston LNG Bunker Port. This includes the US Army Corps of Engineers…

NextDecade cuts one Rio Grande LNG train in optimization move

By Mirza Duran US company NextDecade said on Monday it would ditch one train from its proposed Rio LNG export plant in Texas as part of an optimization move that includes slashing emissions. Image: NextDecade The original design for Rio Grande LNG included six trains each capable of producing 4.5 million tonnes per year. NextDecade…

Knutsen takes delivery of LNG newbuild

By Adnan Bajic Norwegian shipping company Knutsen has taken delivery of its newbuild LNG carrier Traiano Knutsen. Courtesy of Knutsen The vessel capable of transporting 180,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel has been built for Knutsen by the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries. The vessel will enter into service under a long-term deal…

Golden Pass LNG looking to boost capacity

By Mirza Duran Golden Pass LNG, a joint venture of Qatar Petroleum and Exxon Mobil, is seeking approval from U.S. federal energy regulators to boost capacity at its $10 billion export facility in Texas. Image courtesy of Golden Pass LNG The company has asked FERC to raise capacity at its terminal under construction by 2.5…