Cheniere seeks to start commissioning work at Corpus Christi's 2nd LNG train
Cheniere Energy Inc. asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to begin testing on the second train of its Corpus Christi LNG export terminal in Texas, a development that came within weeks of shipping the first cargo from the first train. Work on the second train, which would have a capacity of 4.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG, is part of a major production ramp-up looming for Cheniere.
Shell's Prelude floating LNG unit begins production offshore Australia
Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas facility offshore Australia has opened wells to begin production, the global oil supermajor announced Dec. 25. Prelude, northeast of Broome in Western Australia, will produce at least 5.3 million tonnes per annum of liquids, which includes 3.6 million tonnes per annum of LNG, 1.3 million tonnes per annum of condensate and 400,000 tonnes per annum of liquefied petroleum gas.
BP, partners to move forward with 1st phase of LNG development project in Africa
The developers of the cross-border Greater Tortue Ahmeyim offshore floating LNG facility off the coast of Mauritania and Senegal reached a final investment decision for the first phase of the project. The development is set to produce gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system and mid-water floating production, storage and off-loading vessel, which would be transferred to a floating LNG facility at a hub near the shore on the maritime border of the two African countries.
Pieridae closes acquisition of Alberta producer to support Goldboro LNG project
The Calgary, Alberta-based LNG company Pieridae Energy Ltd. closed its acquisition of all the outstanding shares of western Canadian oil and gas producer Ikkuma Resources Corp., allowing Pieridae to secure gas resources for its planned Goldboro LNG facility.
Magnolia LNG's long-term tolling deal with Meridian LNG collapses
The binding agreement between Australia's LNG Ltd. and Meridian LNG Holdings Corp. for liquefaction services at the Magnolia LNG LLC export project fell through after the parties mutually agreed to not extend the deal. "LNG [Ltd.] is appreciative of the relationship we have enjoyed with Meridian LNG. However, this decision allows us to free up desired capacity from Magnolia LNG for offtakers that are more closely aligned with Magnolia's development needs," said Gregory Vesey, managing director, CEO and director of LNG, in a Dec. 21 filing.
Croatia LNG import project receives few capacity bids
LNG Croatia, the developer of an LNG import terminal project co-financed by the European Union, received few binding bids for terminal capacity, but it still plans to move on with testing the viability of the project.
Australia's Woodside, Germany's RWE sign supply deal using Corpus Christi LNG
Woodside Energy Ltd. signed a mid-term LNG supply agreement with the European utility RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, with the primary source from volumes Woodside has contracted from the Corpus Christi LNG project in Texas, the Australian oil and gas company said.