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Qatar unveils North Field expansion project
Qatari state-owned energy firm QP has announced a major new gas plan that aims to boost LNG output by 30pc in five to seven years, in an apparent bid to counter possible pressure on international oil companies by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to choose between working with them or with Qatar…




Qatar foreign minister says LNG, oil exports unaffected 
The regional diplomatic crisis that has engulfed Qatar since 5 June has not yet staunched the Mideast Gulf country’s LNG and oil exports…

Japan calls for removal of LNG destination restrictions 
The Japan fair trade commission (JFTC) has called for the removal of destination restrictions in LNG contracts, saying they prevent the resale of LNG and could violate anti-monopoly law…

Chubu faces longer nuclear shutdown 
Japanese utility Chubu Electric Power’s sole nuclear plant at Hamaoka could remain closed for another four years, after the local governor pledged to oppose any attempt at a restart…

Kogas eyes three more US LNG export projects 
Three US LNG export projects last month announced preliminary deals to co-operate with South Korea’s state-owned Kogas, on the same day that South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, met US president Donald Trump in Washington…

LNG sector aims to lift US export restrictions 
LNG industry leaders are pushing US policy makers to roll back a federal export authorisation process that they say is as outdated as the decades-old crude export restrictions repealed in 2015…

Trump hails ‘golden era’ for US energy 
President Donald Trump has voted to usher in a “golden era of American energy”, promising to aggressively promote oil, gas and coal production in the hope of achieving global “dominance” in the energy sector…

LNG restrictions only from next year 
The Australian government has confirmed that from 1 July it will start to impose controls on LNG exports if there is insufficient gas supply to domestic consumers…

US LNG shutdowns likely in future - BP 
Some US gas liquefaction capacity is likely to be temporarily taken off line before the end of the decade in a bid to balance on oversupplied global LNG market, a BP executive tells Argus…

Kyushu, NYK Line to co-operate in LNG shipping 
Japanese utility Kyushu Electric Power and shipper NYK Line have agreed to co-operate in LNG shipping to increase the flexibility and mobility of vessel use…

LNG may gain traction as bunkering fuel 
Cargo shippers could turn to LNG as tougher marine fuel emissions standards approach…



  • EU, Japan seek more LNG flexibility
  • Brazil approves Brent index for Sergipe LNG supply
  • Exmar secures funding for Caribbean FLNG unit
  • German LNG terminal could start up in 2022: FNB
  • Germany to offer Rhine LNG bunkering from mid-2018
  • Delay possible at Cameroon FLNG
  • Singapore’s Keppel to refurbish small-scale LNG vessel
  • Swedegas takes next steps in LNG terminal development
  • Norway offers record 93 Barents Sea blocks                 


Angola LNG changes sales process

LNG Movements
Australia sees global LNG trade at 320mn t in 2019

European Gas Wrap 
UK prices edge up on supply glitches

US prices ease on mild weather

Competing fuels
Crude prices ease on glut

Gasoline margins soar

European spot prices advance

Coal-fired power generation slips

Mol signs Yamal LNG deal