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July 7, 2020

LNG project approved in Oregon

The US Government has issued a final long-term order authorizing LNG exports of up to 1.08 bcf/d from the Jordan Cove Point LNG Terminal in Coos Bay, which is owned by Canada’s Pembina Pipeline Corporation. The project is expected to come online in 2025.


July 6, 2020

1350 LNG stations to be set up in India

Petronet has announced they will set up 1350 LNG dispensing stations across major India’s national highways. The company is seeking to boost LNG infrastructure on highways where LNG is not available for heavy vehicles. The deployment of the dispensing stations will be done in three phases: 1) 50 stations on five major highways, which include Western Corridor and Southern Corridor, by 2021, 2) 300 LNG dispensing stations on all highways and 3) set up 1000 stations. Around 35000 km of highways are planned to be covered.

Edited from Petronet’s press release


June 25, 2020

LNG renewed between Algeria and Total

Total and Sonatrach have signed an agreement to extend the existing supply contracts for 3 additional years in order to provide 2 MTPA of Algerian LNG to the French market, primarily through the LNG terminal at Fos Cavaou. The agreement also includes the sub-charter of an LNG tanker of Total by Sonatrach.

Edited from Total’s press release


June 24, 2020

U.S. regulators approve LNG transport by rail

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in consultation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a rule that will allow the bulk transportation of LNG in specialized tank cars with enhanced outer tank requirements and additional operational controls.


June 22, 2020

China buys two carbon-neutral LNG cargoes

CNOOC, has agreed to buy two LNG cargoes with offset carbon emissions from Shell.  CNOOC and Shell will use carbon credits won in projects in China's northwest Xinjiang and Qinghai region to offset the carbon emissions involved in producing and consuming the two gas cargoes. CNOOC will auction the two cargoes at the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange.

Edited from Shell’s press release