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May 5, 2020
FID on of Port Arthur LNG export plant, delayed
Given current market dynamics, Sempra Energy announced that a final investment decision for its Port Arthur LNG export plant in Texas is now expected in 2021 instead of 2020. The project would consist of two 5.5 mtpa (7.4 bcm/year) liquefaction trains that have already been approved and could be commissioned in 2023. Two other 6.8 mtpa trains are under consideration. A fixed-price EPC contract for the project was signed with Bechtel in early March 2020.
May 4, 2020
World’s largest LNG bunker barge delivered
On 30 April the “Gas Agility” was delivered by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation to Total, to refuel the French container line CMA CGM’s new gas-fuelled ships. The barge has an LNG capacity of 18, 600 cubic meters – the largest LNG delivery vessel built so far.
May 4, 2020
Freeport LNG begins commercial operations for Train 3
Freeport LNG gas commenced its liquefaction services to Total S.A. and SK E&S under their tolling agreements. The third LNG train marks the full operation of the $13.5 billion three train facility, making the three trains able to produce in excess of 15 mtpa. Freeport LNG’s Train 1 and 2 have been in commercial operation since mid-December and mid- January 2020, respectively.
Edited from Freeport LNG’s press release
April 29, 2020
LNG-to-power projects included in Vietnam's National Planning
The Ca Na phase I and Long Song phase I (Ba Ria-Vung) LNG-fired power projects have been added by the Government of Vietnam to its National Power Development Planning (PDP). The Ca Na LNG-fired power project is developed by the Thai energy group Gulf in the Ninh Thuan province. The first 1.5 GW phase that has been included in the PDP is expected to be commissioned in 2025-2026. The entire project will have a capacity of 6 GW, for a total investment of US$7.8bn. The first phase of the Long Song project (1,200-1,500 MW) is also scheduled to enter operations in 2025-2026. The project, developed by the state-owned electric utility Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), includes a 3.5 Mt/year LNG import terminal and three 1.2 GW CCGT power plants, with a combined capacity of 3.6 GW, for a total investment of US$4.4bn.
April 28, 2020
Guidelines for methane emissions target setting published
GIE, IOGP and Marcogaz have a published a series of guidelines which provide a summary of methane emission reduction targets set by companies in Europe and identifies the key elements of the process for target setting. It also addresses how to keep track of progress once a target is set.
Edited from GIE’s press release