Europe’s First LNG Dredger Conversion Project Kicks Off

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger - Samuel de Champlain

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger – Samuel de Champlain. Credit: Damen Shipyards Group

A formal steel-cutting ceremony commenced the conversion of the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Samuel de Champlain to Europe’s first LNG-powered dredger at the Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu). The conversion would be from diesel-electric propulsion to dual-fuel natural gas (LNG) capability blended with marine gas oil (MGO). The steel-cutting was held at the DSDu yard and was intended for the prefabrication of a hull’s new section that would hold generators and extra equipment. Continue reading

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Japan, China Join Forces to Use Arctic Route for LNG Transport

Icebreakers

Chinese and Japanese shipping companies are joining forces to open up the Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation routes. The routes reportedly can reduce the current transportation times by nearly half while shipping LNG to the Asian markets. Continue reading

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Tanzania’s New $344 million Natural Gas Plant – A Game Changer

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Tanzania has opened new frontiers towards industrialisation with its brand new $344 million, 167.28-megawatt natural gas power plant at Dar es Salaam. The plant is said to be an initiative of the Tanzanian President John Magufuli and is running at full capacity, which will augment the Sub-Saharan country’s economy and make it an industrial powerhouse by 2025. Continue reading

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Ontario Widens Access to Natural Gas, Lowering Heating Costs

Ontario has been working tirelessly on ensuring that the electricity system be reliable, clean, and affordable. It was reported that the Natural Gas Grant Program launched in January 2017, would provide around $100 million to facilitate the projects in rural, northern, and First Nations communities, which would help widening access to natural gas, and lower heating costs. It was also cited that over 11,300 homes and business would be able to connect to natural gas through supported projects. Currently, the lowering of heating costs is helping many families and business. It is expected that the move would save families around $1,100 every year. Continue reading

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Gambling & Gas Industries’ Comparison

Gambling – the Ever-Growing Industry
The Casino industry is an important revenue generator that brought more than 450 billion USD in 2016 only. Also the internet gambling industry is catching up and rising every year, bringing 3.4 billion dollars in 2015 through online casinos and sportsbooks available for players all around the world. Continue reading

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The Gas Glut Cracked Single-Handedly By China

Natural Gas Pipeline

Natural Gas Pipeline. Credit: Flickr/Roy Luck

China has an increased natural gas usage and the gas demand this winter has caught many off guard. In this context, Beijing had an early winter ramp up consequent to gas shortages and provisioning gas that is needed for industrial use and for domestic end-users. Continue reading

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Should New Zealand Explore More Natural Gas Reserves?

Oil and Gas Exploration

Oil and Gas Exploration

The new coalition government of New Zealand has reportedly introduced a zero-carbon legislation that places the country on the path to be carbon neutral by 2050. However, it is still not ruling out new permits for offshore oil drilling, coal mining, and fracking during the transition from fossil fuels. Continue reading

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Enjoy Flexible Supply Deals as New-Wave of LNG Terminals Get Smaller

LNG BONNY

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export terminals conventionally have been large-scale and customised costing billions of dollars. The investment for large-scale facilities spells long-term supply deals lasting over a decade. However, a new-wave in this booming sector is designed for the emerging-market buyers who wish for volumes to be smaller, and made available on shorter and more flexible contracts. Continue reading

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India Plans Colossal Natural Gas Expansion Spelling LNG Imports

Kochi LNG Terminal, India

Kochi LNG Terminal. Credit: CC/Augustus Binu

India is all set to change its energy mix share, and natural gas would double to around 15% by 2020. The move would necessitate the construction of more LNG terminals including the increase in imports. Continue reading

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The World’s Most Cutting-Edge Shale Gas Production Field

Tower for drilling horizontally into the Marcellus Shale Formation for natural gas

Tower for drilling horizontally into the Marcellus Shale Formation for natural gas. United States.    Credit: CC/Ruhrfisch

The Appalachian shale basin has reportedly swelled over 85% in gas production moving from 13,837 Bcf/D to 26,027 Bcf/D. The region has achieved gas production more than all other shale plays in the United States combined and stands poised as one of the most productive and economic gas acreages in the country. Continue reading

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