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January 10, 2019

Gibraltar tests LNG unloading procedures

The latest stage in Gibraltar’s development of its LNG power station occurred on 10th of January. The LNG carrier ‘Coral Methane’ rehearsed its berthing procedures at the new terminal at the end of the North Mole. This also provided an opportunity for the staff to test the terminal’s special loading arms and its safety systems.

Edited from Gibraltar ministry of education, heritage, environment, energy and climate change press release.

January 9, 2019

Shell completes Hazira LNG stake buy from Total

Shell Gas, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, announced that it has completed acquisition of 26% equity interest in the Hazira LNG and Port venture in India from Total on January 9. This brings Shell’s equity interest in the venture to 100%. The Hazira terminal consists of two LNG tanks with a capacity of 160,000 cubic meters each.

Edited from Shell press release.

January 8, 2019

Gazprom launches FSRU in Kaliningrad

A commissioning ceremony for an offshore gas receiving terminal and a FSRU called Marshal Vasilevskiy was held in the Kaliningrad Region on January 8. A key component of the terminal is a fixed marine berth with a breakwater. The Marshal Vasilevskiy FSRU has been moored at the quay located five kilometers off the coast, protected by a 728-meter long breakwater. It can provide up to 3.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas to the Kaliningrad region annually.

Edited from Gazprom press release.

December 28, 2018

Area 4 co-venture parties secure commitments for Rovuma LNG

Area 4 co-venture participants have secured LNG offtake commitments from affiliated buyer entities of the partners, which enables the participants to move toward a FID in 2019 on the first phase of the Rovuma LNG project. Area 4 participants are ExxonMobil, Eni, CNPC, Kogas, Galp and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos.

In July 2018, Mozambique Rovuma Venture submitted the development plan to the Government of Mozambique for the first phase of the Rovuma LNG project. The development plan specifies the proposed design and construction of two liquefied natural gas trains, which will each produce 7.6 million tons of LNG per year.

Edited from Eni press release.

December 25, 2018

Prelude FLNG in Australia starts production

Shell announced that the wells have been opened at its Prelude FLNG facility located 475km north-north east of Broome in Western Australia on December 25. It said the facility now enters start-up, ramp-up, which is the initial phase of production where gas and condensate is produced and is moved through the facility. Once this has concluded the facility will be stabilized for reliable production of LPG and LNG. The facility is expected to stay moored at the Prelude gas field for 25 years, which is designed to produce 3.6 MTPA of LNG, 1.3 MTPA of condensate and 0.4 MTPA of LPG for export.

Edited from Shell press release.