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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


April 24, 2020

Freeport LNG requests to place third train in service

Freeport LNG has requested authorisation to the FERC to place their third train in-service by April 30, 2020. The three trains will be able to produce about 15 MT of LNG per year. The company also expects to take FID on the fourth train this year which will add five million tonnes of additional capacity per year.


March 16, 2020

Golar Power develops an LNG import terminal in the Port of Suape

Golar Power signed a Protocol of Intentions with the State Government of Pernambuco to develop an LNG import terminal in the Port of Suape, located in the northeast of Brazil. With operations scheduled to start in the second half of 2020, the project includes infrastructure for the supply of natural gas and LNG to generate electricity. The Golar Power terminal intends to use an existing LNG carrier, permanently docked at the Suape Port. The vessel will act as a supplier to truck mounted LNG ISO-Containers. These vehicles will distribute LNG to cities within a radius of up to one thousand kilometers. Initial trucked volumes are estimated at 800 m3 of LNG per day.

Edited from Golar LNG press release

March 10, 2020

Pavilion Energy and SLNG sign first long-term agreement

Pavilion Energy and Singapore LNG Corporation (SLNG) signed a five-year agreement for LNG storage and reload services at the SLNG Terminal on Jurong Island. This is the first of such an agreement signed for a term longer than two years. Under the agreement, Pavilion Energy will have access to tank capacity of 180,000 m3 on a segregated basis at the SLNG Terminal over the next five years. Such capacity will support a higher volume of LNG trading activities, including LNG breakbulk and vessel cool-down services.

Edited from SLNG press release