liquefaction

Protecting LNG processes

6/19/2024

The LNG process chain includes several complex and diverse processes, from extraction, liquefaction and transport to consumption. To ensure the safety of these processes, pressure relief devices such as safety valves and rupture discs are required throughout various aspects of the LNG process chain to prevent serious accidents caused by overpressure.

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.

Shell signs agreement to acquire Pavilion Energy

Shell Eastern Trading Pte. Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Pavilion Energy Pte. Ltd. Pavilion Energy includes a global LNG trading business with a contracted supply volume comprising about 6.5 MMtpy.

Clean Energy expands Boron LNG facility in California (U.S.) by 50%

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that construction of a third production train at its LNG plant in Boron, California, has been completed, increasing the plant’s volume capacity by 50%.

New Fortress Energy to deliver first LNG cargo from Altamira, Mexico plant in July

NFE today updated the timing of its first LNG expectation for its first Fast LNG unit located offshore Altamira, Mexico.

CPGC and BASF sign framework agreement on carbon capture technology onboard LNG carriers

CSSC Power (Group) Corp. Ltd. (CPGC) will install its advanced Onboard Carbon Capture System (OCCS) on multiple LNG carriers and utilize BASF’s OASE® blue technology.

Freeport LNG sues three contractors over defects at Texas plant

U.S. LNG exporter Freeport LNG filed a lawsuit in April against three contractors, alleging that installation defects in electric motors at its $14-B Texas export plant caused prolonged outages and costly repairs.

Golden Pass LNG construction turmoil to delay Texas plant's startup

The startup of Golden Pass LNG, the QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil $11-B JV LNG project in Texas, has been delayed by at least six months due to construction turmoil, according to analysts.

QatarEnergy selects CPC as North Field expansion partner, signs 4 MMtpy LNG SPA for 27 years

QatarEnergy signed definitive agreements with CPC Corporation, Taiwan (CPC) covering the long-term supply of LNG to CPC and partnership in the North Field East (NFE) LNG expansion project.

TotalEnergies increases LNG deliveries to Asia with two new contracts

In line with its strategy to grow its LNG business, TotalEnergies announced the signing of two new LNG medium- and long-term contracts in Asia with Indian Oil and Korea South-East Power.

Saudi Aramco holding LNG talks with Tellurian, NextDecade

Aramco is in talks with U.S. firms Tellurian and NextDecade on two separate LNG projects as the Saudi firm seeks to boost its gas trading and production.

JERA sells equity stake in Freeport LNG (U.S.) to Japan Petroleum Exploration Co.

JERA plans to sell an equity stake in Freeport LNG to Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd.

GTA LNG project reaches significant milestone with arrival of FPSO vessel

The FPSO vessel has arrived safely at the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Phase 1 LNG development, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal

Aethon Energy to acquire Tellurian's integrated upstream assets

Tellurian Inc. and Aethon Energy Management announced an agreement for Aethon to acquire Tellurian’s integrated upstream assets for $260 MM, alongside a Heads of Agreement for Aethon to purchase 2 MMtpy of LNG from Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG plant.

OPW separates into two business units: Clean Energy Solutions and Propane Energy Solutions

OPW announced that its OPW Clean Energy Solutions business unit will be divided into two distinct business units: the existing Clean Energy Solutions and the new Propane Energy Solutions.

Goldman Sachs: Global LNG market to grow by 50% by 2029

Growth in oil investment shows signs of peaking in non-OPEC countries, while investment in liquified natural gas (LNG) is expected to increase more than 50% by 2029, according to Goldman Sachs Research.

SUBLIME Energies introduces novel biogas liquefaction technology

SUBLIME Energies' new biogas liquefaction process efficiently transports and pools biogas produced by multiple farms, reducing initial investments and operating costs.

Woodside gets $1 B in funding for Scarborough LNG project

Woodside will receive $1 B in funding for its flagship Scarborough LNG project from state-owned Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

Congo Brazzaville becomes an LNG exporting country

After years of either declining or stable domestic natural gas production, the Republic of the Congo began exporting LNG for the first time when the first phase of a two-phase FLNG project began operating in February 2024.

Aethon Energy to buy Tellurian upstream assets for $260 MM

Aethon Energy will acquire Tellurian's upstream assets for $260 MM and purchase 2 MMtpy of LNG from its Driftwood LNG plant, the companies said on Wednesday.

Asian spot LNG prices at five-month high on firm demand, geopolitical risks

Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices surged to a five-month high, marking the fourth consecutive week of gains.

Energy Workforce responds to U.S. Energy Secretary's testimony on LNG export permit pause

Energy Workforce responds to U.S. Energy Secretary's testimony on LNG export permit pause

Shell sees emerging Asian markets taking more of world's growing LNG supply

Shell expects its Australian supplies of LNG to help meet demand from emerging markets in south and southeast Asia, which are tipped to absorb some of the pick up in global supplies towards the end of this decade.

ADNOC to acquire 10% equity stake in major LNG development in Mozambique

ADNOC announced the acquisition of Galp’s 10% interest in the Area 4 concession of the Rovuma basin in Mozambique, entitling ADNOC to a share of the LNG production from the concession, which has a combined production capacity exceeding 25 MMtpy.

Gato Negro Permitium Uno seeks U.S. DOE approval to ship gas to Mexico

Gato Negro Permitium Uno is seeking U.S. permission to export gas to Mexico, turn it into LNG and send it to countries with U.S. free-trade agreements.

Firm building QatarEnergy-Exxon LNG plant in Texas (U.S.) files for bankruptcy

The lead contractor building a Texas LNG plant for QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil on Tuesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing challenges at the project.

Australia gas producers endorse govt strategy, warn of shortages this decade

Australia's energy producers endorsed a government strategy to boost natural gas development, but warned the country still faces new gas supply shortfalls this decade while markets remain volatile due to global conflicts.

Gulfstream LNG export terminal (U.S.) receives FERC approval

Gulfstream LNG, under development in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, announced that it has received the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to commence the pre-filing permitting process, kicking off the regulatory review for its proposed 4-MMtpy modular export facility.

ADNOC purchases stake/offtake from NextDecade LNG (U.S.)

ADNOC announced the acquisition of a 11.7% stake in Phase 1 of NextDecade's Rio Grande LNG, along with a 20-yr LNG offtake agreement from Train 4.

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