You are here


You will find in this section the latest public news regarding the liquefied natural gas market, regulation and innovations. Please type any keyword in the search box and /or use the  ”area”, “topic” and “date” filters to refine your search. Feel free to submit your news to GIIGNL using the contact form.


January 3, 2014

Panama Canal Expansion Program 72 % complete

In a letter signed by Panama Canal Authority's CEO Jorge Quijano and dated January 3, 2014, The Panama Canal Authority reasserted its commitment to successfully complete the canal expansion program. The letter followed news relating a dispute between the Panama Canal Authority and the contractor in charge of the new locks, Grupo Unidos por el Canal S.A (GUPCSA). 

According to Mr. Quijano's letter: "the Expansion Program has an overall completion rate of 72 percent and the new locks project, which is one component of the expansion program, is 65 percent complete. The project is expected to be open to commercial transits by mid-2015".

The Advisory to Shipping (No. A-02-2014) is available in the ACP website at:


November 26, 2013

GIIGNL President to speak at Gastech 2014

President of GIIGNL Domenico Dispenza will be invited to speak on Day 1 of the Gastech 2014 Conference and Exhibition which will take place in Seoul, Korea (March 24-27, 2014).

Mr. Dispenza will participate in a session entitled “Strategies for Securing Asia’s Gas Demand” – Demand-Side Perspectives.



November 26, 2013

GIIGNL New Contact Information

Following the relocation of GIIGNL's headquarters on October 25, 2013, please find below the Group's new contact information:



8 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville
92200 Neuilly sur Seine - France
Tel. +33 1 56 65 51 60

September 5, 2013

BG Group completes sale of interest in GNL Quintero

On September 5, 2013, BG Group announced  that it had completed the sale of a second and final 20% equity interest in the GNL Quintero (GNLQ) regasification terminal in Chile to Terminal de Valparaiso, a company majority owned by Enagás, for $176 million.
The sale applies only to BG Group’s shareholding in GNLQ and do not impact the Group’s long-term contracts to supply LNG to the Chilean market.

August 21, 2013

GIIGNL spot and short-term trade statistics quoted by ICIS

Following the LNG17 summit in April, ICIS quoted the GIIGNL statistical report for spot and short-term trading figures: