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June 11, 2019

Manga LNG inaugurates Tornio LNG receiving terminal

The Tornio Manga LNG receiving terminal has been inaugurated in Tornio, northern Finland. The project was led by Manga LNG, a joint venture between the Finnish companies Outokumpu Group, SSAB, Gasum and EPV Energy. This is the largest LNG receiving terminal in the entire Nordic region with a regasification capacity of 0.4 MTPA and a storage capacity of 50,000 m3. The terminal will supply natural gas to Outokumpu’s Tornio steel mill and LNG to local industries, mines, and other consumers in the region.

Edited from Wärtsilä press release.

June 6, 2019

EXMAR completes the commissioning of Tango FLNG

EXMAR has completed the commissioning of the Tango FLNG. The performance acceptance tests has been successful, the first cargo has been offloaded and will be exported out of Argentina. The delivery of the first LNG cargo of about 25,000 m³ from the Vaca Muerta shale gas reserves marks the entry of Argentina to the select club of global LNG exporting nations.

Edited from EXMAR press release.

June 3, 2019

Cheniere makes FID on Sabine Pass LNG Train 6

Cheniere’s subsidiary Cheniere Energy Partners announced that the Board of Directors of its general partner has made a positive FID with respect to Train 6 of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, and the company has issued full notice to proceed with construction to Bechtel. To fund a portion of the construction of Train 6 and a third LNG berth and required supporting infrastructure at the Sabine Pass Project, Cheniere Partners has entered into 5-year, $1.5 billion senior secured credit facilities with 29 banks and financial institutions in a transaction that closed on May 29, 2019.

Edited from Cheniere press release.

June 1, 2019

Total takes over US LNG business of Toshiba

Total has signed an agreement with Toshiba to take over its portfolio of LNG, which includes a 20-year tolling agreement for 2.2 MTPA of LNG from Freeport LNG Train 3 in Texas and the corresponding gas transportation agreements on the pipelines feeding the terminal. Train 3 of the Freeport LNG plant is expected to start commercial operations by Q2 2020. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019.

Edited from Total press release.

May 31, 2019

Cameron LNG ships first commissioning cargo

Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy announced that Cameron LNG has shipped the first commissioning cargo of LNG from the first liquefaction train of the export project in Hackberry, La. Commercial operations from the facility will begin after Cameron LNG receives authorization from the FERC, which is expected in mid-2019. Phase 1 of the Cameron LNG export project includes the first three liquefaction trains that will enable the export of approximately 12 MTPA of LNG.

Edited from Sempra LNG press release.