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May 28, 2018

Shell opens its first Belgian LNG truck station

Shell opened its first LNG truck refuelling station in Herstal, Liège on 28 May. The new station has a capacity of 3,500 Tonnes of LNG and can supply 150 trucks daily. Shell said it believes LNG has a significant role to play as a solution for heavy-duty road transport. Road transport companies are increasingly choosing LNG as a fuel as it offers both financial and environmental benefits in comparison to diesel.
Laurent Charlot, Commercial Director, Shell Belgium stated that Shell expects demand for LNG to grow and the company will continue to work with truck manufacturers, customers and policymakers to promote the use of LNG as a cleaner-burning and more affordable transport fuel.
Edited from Shell press release.

May 28, 2018

Elengy appoints new CEO

On ENGIE’s proposal, Elengy's board of directors decided to appoint Laurence Borie-Bancel as CEO of Elengy effective 1st June, succeeding Martin Jahan de Lestang, who has been appointed to other positions within ENGIE. Elengy belongs to the scope of gas infrastructures in France supervised by Didier Holleaux, Group Executive Vice President.

Laurence Borie-Bancel, 51, is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs de Génie Chimique (1989 – INP Toulouse, France). She started her career in 1989, in the Gaz de France center for engineering in charge of infrastructure projects in the field of natural gas and LNG. She, then, developed a real expertise in this area, working on various projects: in particular she worked for Tokyo Gas and Osaka Gas in Japan as part of an LNG cooperation program and was involved in the revamping of the Montoir de Bretagne LNG terminal located in France, and in the development of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal as well as the Dahej LNG importing terminal in India.

From 2005 to 2012, she became, for Gaz de France, responsible for the development of different assets (gas infrastructure and power production: gas power plants and renewables).

In 2012, she became Deputy General Manager of La Compagnie du Vent, and was in charge of the development of onshore and offshore wind projects, as well as solar projects, mainly in France.

Laurence Borie-Bancel then joined the Generation Europe Business Unit of ENGIE end of 2015, and was responsible for the operation of the thermal assets of ENGIE in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece.

Edited from Elengy press release.

May 25, 2018

Petronas sells LNG cargo through an online trading platform

Petronas completed the first sale of a LNG cargo through an online trading platform, GLX. Petronas mentioned that GLX online platform is a global marketplace to trade physical cargoes of LNG, with GLX members comprising of more than 40 of the world’s largest LNG buyers and sellers from Asia, Europe, North America, Middle East and Australia.

Ahmad Adly Alias, VP of Petronas LNG Marketing & Trading said that the utilization of the digital platform will contribute towards a more transparent and efficient LNG marketplace.

Edited from Petronas press release.

May 25, 2018

Rosneft supplies LNG to Ghana

Rosneft and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) signed a deal for the delivery of 1.7 MTPA of LNG over 12 years. Rosneft gas supplies will satisfy a quarter of Ghana’s energy demand and strengthen its energy security.

The volumes will be regasified at GNPC’s processing facilities in the port of Tema where the company is developing an LNG importing terminal. GNPC’s project comprises a FSRU and a pipeline to an existing gas grid in Tema.

Edited from Rosneft press release.

May 24, 2018

Total buys 10% stake in Arctic LNG 2

Total has signed an agreement with Novatek in which Total shall acquire a working interest of 10% in Arctic LNG 2, a project by Novatek on the Gydan Peninsula in the north of Siberia. The agreement also provides the right for Total to acquire additionally up to 5% in the project in case Novatek decides to decrease its participation interest below the currently planned 60%. Novatek and Total have also agreed that Total will have the opportunity to acquire a 10 to 15% direct interest in Novatek's future LNG projects in Yamal and Gydan. The final investment decision on the Arctic LNG 2 project is expected in 2019.

Edited from Total press release.