TotalEnergies joined QatarEnergy in the 16 MTPA North Field South (NFS) LNG project. Out of a total 25% interest available for international partners, TotalEnergies will hold a 9.375% participating interest. QatarEnergy will hold the remaining 75%. Through its combined participating interests in NFE (6.25%) and NFS, TotalEnergies will add 3.5 Mtpa of LNG production to its LNG portfolio by 2028.

Edited from TotalEnergies Press Release

Tellurian announced that its two 10-year SPAs for the supply of LNG from its Driftwood project signed with Shell and Vitol in 2021 were cancelled. The company updated its Driftwood LNG financing strategy to prioritize securing equity partners.

Deutsche ReGas started construction of the 4.5 BCMA LNG receiving terminal Deutsche Ostsee located in Lubmin (Germany). The terminal will include an FSRU deployed according to the agreement for the installation and operation of the vessel signed between TotalEnergies and Deutsche ReGas. The start-up is expected on December 1.

German Government agreed to acquire the Uniper shares currently held by Fortum, resulting in a Federal Government stake of approximately 99% in the company. The government also agreed a capital increase of €8 Bn.

Edited from Uniper Press Release

Shell restarted production at its Prelude FLNG facility following the cancellation of Protected Industrial Action that started in June this year. Shell reached an in-principle Enterprise Agreement with the Australian Workers’ Union and Electrical Trades Union.

On September 8, the EemsEnergyTerminal, a floating LNG receiving terminal in Eemshaven (Netherlands), received its first LNG cargo from Sabine Pass LNG on board Murex LNG carrier. The terminal comprises two FSRUs: the Eemshaven LNG (Exmar) and the Golar Igloo (New Fortress Energy) which are leased for a period of 5 years. The installation was successfully tested, and the first natural gas started to flow into Gasunie’s gas network on September 19. The terminal is expected to be fully operational by late November or early December.

Edited from EemsEnergyTerminal Press Release

Gazprom started LNG production at its 1.5 MTPA Portovaya LNG plant. The first cargo departed on board the 170 000 m3 LNG carrier Pskov, owned by Sovcomflot. The plant comprises two liquefaction trains, a loading bay for LNG carriers, including small scale vessels, bunkering and truck loading facilities, as well as a 42 000 m3 ground storage tank and 138 000 m3 FSU Portovyy. Gazprom plans to build an additional liquefaction train with a capacity of up to 2 MTPA.

China’s Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry completed at its Qidong shipyard the construction of the FPSO unit to be deployed as part of the 2.5 MTPA Greater Tortue-Ahmeyim (GTA) LNG project located offshore Mauritania and Senegal. The FPSO will process gas from the field, removing heavier hydrocarbon components, prior to delivering it to the FLNG. In addition to the FPSO, the Gimi FLNG vessel is being completed at Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard. The GTA project, which is being developed by bp, Kosmos Energy, Petrosen and SMH, is scheduled to start production in early 2023.

Woodside and Uniper signed a flexible 16-year SPA for the supply of up to 12 cargoes per year (~0.8 MTPA) LNG from Woodside’s global portfolio into Europe, including Germany starting in January 2023. Supply from September 2031 is conditional upon Uniper finalising its long-term strategic capacity bookings in Northwest Europe, expected by March 2023.

Edited from Woodside Press Release

Commonwealth LNG and Woodside converted their HoA signed in January into two SPAs for the supply of up to 2.5 MTPA of LNG for 20 years from the proposed 8.4 MTPA Commonwealth LNG export project. Deliveries are expected to start in mid-2026.

Edited from Woodside Press Release