Taiwan’s CPC Announces Buying LNG From Cheniere

Sabine Pass Terminal

Sabine Pass Terminal. Credit: Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Taiwan’s CPC Corp., a major LNG importer and state-owned producer of oil, natural gas, and gasoline, recently announced that it had reached a preliminary deal to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from US based LNG producer, Cheniere Energy Inc. under a 25-year sale and purchase agreement (SPA). Continue reading

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Are Methane Leaks Offsetting the CO2 Benefit of Natural Gas?

 Exxon Mobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,

Exxon Mobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Credit: CC/WClarke

The American oil and gas industry is leaking nearly 60% higher than the government estimates, according to a new peer-reviewed study. The highlights of the study give a clear picture of the climate impact of natural gas, and as methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, the news is not encouraging for climate change. Continue reading

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Argentina Plans Exporting Natural Gas To Chile By End of 2018

Natural Gas pipeline.

Natural Gas pipeline. Credit: Creative Commons/Glen Dillon

Argentina is all set to export natural gas to its neighbouring country, Chile, before the end of 2018. The development was reiterated by the energy ministers of both the countries recently, in the backdrop of the output from the Vaca Muerta shale field increasing. Meanwhile, Minister of Energy, Argentina, Juan Jose Aranguren, stated that it was probable that they would continue to import regasified LNG from Chile in the winter to meet its peak demand. Continue reading

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30% of Natural Gas Fuelling UK To Be Replaced With Hydrogen

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In the effort to cut carbon emissions and curb climate change, around a third of the natural gas running UK businesses and homes are set to be replaced with the carbon-free fuel, hydrogen. The switch to hydrogen would reportedly not require any change to the nation’s boilers and ovens. Continue reading

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India Sets In Import of LNG From Russia Under 20-year Deal

LNG-Kano

LNG-Kano

India recently received the first-ever cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Russia under a 20-year contract. This is a part of India’s strategy of diversifying its supply sources and catering to the rising local energy needs. Continue reading

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Russia Gears To Explore Crimean Gas Resources

Natural gas-fired power plant in Sevastopol, Crimea.

Natural gas-fired power plant in Sevastopol, Crimea. Credit: CC/Rumlin

Russia should gear up and explore the continental shelf of Crimea for natural gas resources, according to a deliberation by Aleksandr Sergeyev, the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences at a three-day visit on the peninsula. Continue reading

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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

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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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