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Our LNG in brief is a rolling coverage of events as they happen in global LNG markets covering the latest stories including contracts, upstream supply, regas, policy and trade. Also included is our latest LNG Big Chill podcast where we provide a more in depth discussion every month on the hottest LNG stories. The page can be bookmarked for quick access to the latest stories and also for links to our most recent informs and insights.

Table of contents

  • LNG landing pages
  • LNG trackers
  • ConocoPhillips broadens LNG portfolio with Marathon Oil acquisition
  • Tellurian sells upstream assets and secures new Driftwood offtake agreement
  • Nigeria’s Yoho Floating LNG project progress update
  • ADNOC agrees third LNG supply deal from Ruwais
    • Latest insights and informs
  • TotalEnergies sanctions Marsa LNG bunkering project in Oman
  • Texas LNG signs second HOA with EQT
  • Aramco in the running to buy international LNG-player as it pulls the plug on domestic rig contracts
  • Papua LNG FID delayed by rising costs
  • Texas LNG announces LNG offtake agreement with Gunvor
  • TotalEnergies acquires Eagle Ford Shale position for US LNG integration
  • ADNOC issues LNTP for Ruwais LNG
  • Vitol and EOG Resources announce long-term gas supply agreement indexed to Brent pricing
  • Congo FLNG delivers record first cargo in 14 months
    • FERC approves Driftwood LNG extension
  • FERC approves Mexico Pacific’s Saguaro Connector Pipeline
  • Alexandroupolis FSRU receives its commissioning cargo
  • EIG’s MidOcean to acquire a 20 percent stake in Peru LNG
  • Delfin LNG, Chesapeake Energy and Gunvor sign offtake agreement
  • No deal: Woodside and Santos end merger discussions
  • Tellurian to Sell Upstream Assets
  • Tellurian Hires Financial Advisor to Explore "Commercial Opportunities
  • ADNOC Gas signs long-term LNG SPA with GAIL
    • Ksi Lisims LNG: Liard shuffle sees Chevron exit, Paramount Resources enter and Woodside remain
    • Tyson Gervais and Thomas Macchetto, 24 January 2024
  • Proposed LNG Projects Wait as Biden Administration Wrestles with Climate and Fossil Fuel Policy
  • GAIL inks 10-year LNG SPA with Vitol
  • BlackRock to Acquire LNG Investor Global Infrastructure Partners
  • Force Majeure called at Arctic LNG-2
  • Glenfarne’s Texas LNG Announces LNG Tolling Agreement With EQT
  • Cedar LNG Awards EPC Contract for FLNG Unit
  • INPEX acquires additional interest in Ichthys
  • Ksi Lisims LNG Signs First Offtake Agreement
  • ADNOC and ENN sign first LNG sales agreement linked to Ruwais LNG
  • Santos Barossa drilling plan re-accepted
  • Woodside and Mexico Pacific Sign LNG Supply Agreement
  • Cheniere Signs Long-Term Integrated Production Marketing Agreement with ARC Resources and LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement with OMV
  • Delfin moves closer to FID with Gunvor SPA
  • Port Arthur Construction to Continue Despite Permit Loss
  • Israel gives go-ahead for Tamar to resume production
  • BP rethinks Mauritania-Senegal LNG in blow to Kosmos
  • BP exits Senegal's proposed Yakaar-Teranga FLNG project
  • Qatar signs second 27-year gas supply deal with Sinopec
  • Cheniere and Foran Energy Group Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement
  • Chesapeake Takes Additional Steps Along Its Be LNG Ready Path
  • Bangladesh approves LNG supply deal with US FSRU player Excelerate Energy
  • Oman LNG extends partnerships and agrees to a new supply pact
  • QatarEnergy signs 27-year LNG SPA with Eni
  • ADNOC Gas signs a new LNG supply agreement with JERA
  • QatarEnergy signs two 27-year LNG SPAs with Shell
  • QatarEnergy signs long-term LNG SPAs with TotalEnergies
  • Israel’s Energy Ministry orders shut down of Chevron’s Tamar gas field
  • ADNOC awards a US$400 million contract for Ruwais LNG
  • Saudi Aramco enters global LNG business by acquiring stake in MidOcean Energy
  • Marketing ramps up at Commonwealth LNG
  • Thailand’s emerging LNG buyers make progress
    • Sabah Sarawak Gas Pipeline taps out
  • Eni agrees to sell its Nigerian onshore subsidiary to partner Oando
  • Kumul splits 5% purchase of PNG LNG from Santos
  • NWS partners exploring options for the shutdown of a train
  • ADNOC Gas signs LNG supply agreement with JAPEX
  • Energy Transfer attempts to revitalise Lake Charles LNG project
  • Mexico Pacific and ConocoPhillips agree 2.2 mmtpa LNG SPA
  • Arctic LNG-2 gets the Kremlin seal of approval.
  • NNPC Limited agrees to take equity in Nigeria’s FLNG project
  • India signed two long-term LNG heads of agreement (HOAs)
  • Dominion Energy sells remaining interest in Cove Point LNG
  • Plans for Mozambique’s Coral Norte FLNG submitted
  • Deutsche Regas sublets Transgas Power FSRU from the German Government
  • Panama Canal Authority tightens draft restrictions
  • New LNG project in Australia? Tamboran signs MOUs with BP and Shell
  • Cheniere and Equinor sign long-term LNG offtake agreement
  • QatarEnergy signs large long-term SPA including equity participation with CNPC
  • Bangladesh signs 0.25-1.50 mmtpa 10-year SPA with Oman
  • Pakistan signs a framework agreement with Azerbaijan
  • JX Nippon buys small stake in Papua LNG
  • Bangladesh signed a 1.5 mmtpa long-term SPA, with QatarEnergy Trading
  • Indonesia flip-flops on LNG export ban
  • Tanzania LNG progresses after HGA and PSA agreement
  • South Korea’s government expects mid-term LNG demand to shrink while Wood Mackenzie holds a more positive view
  • QatarEnergy awards main EPC contract and takes de-facto FID on North Field South
  • Hanseatic Energy Hub FID-ready after selling 80% of long-term regasification capacity
  • Fujairah LNG is moving to Ruwais
  • 4.4 mmtpa LNG project planned in Nigeria
  • NOVATEK gets the green light to acquire Shell’s stake in Sakhalin-2
  • First Chinese company to enter giant North Field East
  • Reduced LNG prices have shortened the timeline for commissioning the LNG import terminals in Asia
  • EIG & Brookfield confirm Origin offer; ConocoPhillips joins party
    • Development and operational basis
    • Downstream constraints
  • Papua LNG enters integrated FEED: electric drive and smaller scale
  • Northwest Europe’s new regas capacity faces start-up slowdowns
  • Perenco sanctions small LNG project in Gabon
  • Many hurdles remain for Mozambique LNG
  • NWS backfill: Beach downgrades reserves at troubled Waitsia
  • German Deutsche Ostsee import terminal starts operations
  • Japan ends 2022 announcing over 3 mmtpa of new long-term LNG contracts
    • NextDecade takes binding sales from Rio Grande Phase 1 to 9.75 mmtpa
    • Venture Global adds INPEX as a CP2 LNG customer
    • Sempra Infrastructure converts another HOA into a binding agreement
  • European regas latest development
  • Australian offshore regulator revamps approvals
    • Approval, operating timeline and local opposition
  • PETRONAS sanction Kasawari CCS to reduce MLNG emissions
  • German LNG terminal, Deutsche Ostsee, gets an exemption from the third-party access regulation
  • French Terminal Fos Cavaou capacity fully subscribed until 2030
  • Petronet approves plan for the 4 mmtpa Gopalpur terminal
  • QatarEnergy completes its North Field expansion line-up
  • Sempra Infrastructure agrees final EPC contract with Bechtel for Port Arthur LNG
  • Shell expands its Qatar LNG position
  • New Fortress Energy awards Master Service Agreement for its next Fast LNG units
  • Nigeria LNG declares Force Majeure
  • German LNG terminal closes capacity allocation procedure
  • PETRONAS calls FM on SSGP
  • LNG shipping rates sent skywards on reduced vessel availability
  • Australian CSG LNG projects sign HOA with government
  • Santos sells down stake in PNG LNG
  • TotalEnergies moves first to expand its LNG portfolio in Qatar
  • US LNG contracting momentum: more deals signed
  • Petronas and YPF sign deal to pursue integrated LNG project in Argentina
  • Germany to charter fifth FSRU at Wilhelmshaven
  • Energy Transfer signs LNG SPA with Shell for 2.1 mmtpa
  • Germany clarifies initial operating model for Brunsbuettel and Wilhelmshaven FSRUs
  • Engie to book the 1bcm remaining capacity at Eemshaven LNG terminal
  • TotalEnergies to build and operate Le Havre floating LNG terminal
  • Enbridge acquires 30% stake in Woodfibre LNG
  • Marketing continues for NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project
  • Angola’s New Gas Consortium takes FID on country’s first non-associated gas project
  • Cheniere and PTT sign long term LNG SPA
  • TotalEnergies progresses Papua LNG, withdraws from Myanmar
  • PetroChina signs LNG SPA with Cheniere
  • CPC’s Taichung LNG storage tank project starts construction
  • ConocoPhillips partners with Sempra on US LNG
  • Russia takes first step towards Sakhalin-2 expropriation
  • Shell and CEZ secure regas capacity EemsEnergyTerminal
  • ExxonMobil gets a share in Qatar’s giant North Field East LNG project
  • Eni and ConocoPhillips join TotalEnergies in Qatar’s giant North Field East LNG project
  • Longer-term Freeport LNG outages
  • Tanzania LNG breakthrough, but still a decade away at best
  • TotalEnergies awarded interest in a new joint venture alongside QatarEnergy
  • Momentum builds for Sempra Infrastructure’s Gulf Coast Projects
  • Indian buyers discuss the acquisition of Shell’s stake in the Sakhalin-2
  • World Gas Conference, Daegu ushers in a new wave of South Korean contract announcements
  • Venture Global continues marketing at Calcasieu Pass Phase 2 and Plaquemines LNG
  • Total records US$4.1 billion impairment largely due to Arctic LNG-2
  • QatarEnergy finalises contracts for 32 mmtpa North Field East expansion
  • INPEX aims for Ichthys expansion
  • Prelude restarts as Crux moves towards FID
  • Testing times ahead for SSGP
  • JERA sets up new Singapore company to negotiate more flexibility into long-term contracts
  • NextDecade signs offtake agreements with Chinese emerging buyers
  • Sinopec and PetroChina consider buying discounted spot cargoes from Russia
  • Gunvor and ENI renege on long-term contracts to Pakistan
  • Woodside turns-on Pluto-NWS interconnector
  • TotalEnergies and Sempra expand North American strategic alliance
  • Venture Global’s marketing focus moves to Calcasieu Pass Phase 2
  • Cheniere issues Limited Notice to Proceed at Corpus Christi Stage 3
  • Uniper expanding its available regas capacity in North-West Europe
  • Mubadala starts gas production from Malaysia’s Pegaga field
  • CPC’s third LNG terminal passes environmental impact assessment
  • Santos' Bayu-Undan CCS project enters FEED
  • ExxonMobil to exit Sakhalin-1 in Russia
  • New Fortess Energy sign HoA with ENI, as ENI revisit Fast LNG in Congo
    • The facts
    • Our take
    • Stage 3 moving forward
    • Portfolio flexibility
  • PNG inks P’nyang gas agreement
  • Cheniere's Sabine Pass Train 6 enters commercial service
  • Shell’s Prelude expected offline until Q2
  • Fourth Australian LNG import terminal gets state approval
  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority buys 10% interest in Sempra Infrastructure Partners
  • New Fortress Energy sign MoU with Mauritania for Fast LNG
  • US-China LNG deals continue: Venture Global signs two with CNOOC
  • Hot on the heels of Port Kembla: Viva LNG announces key deals
  • JERA buys into high emissions Barossa gas project
    • Qatar continues its strong run of marketing success
  • Atlantic LNG: Shell signs PSC contract for Manatee Development
  • Australian LNG imports move one step closer as AIE charters FSRU
    • The facts
    • Our take
    • The facts
    • Our take
    • The facts
    • Our take
  • Sabah government approves third FLNG vessel
  • EIG buys 10% of APLNG from Origin
    • Our take
  • ADNOC LNG looks toFujairahsite for newliquefactionfacility
  • Charter rates on the rise: Pacific basin charters trade at a premium
  • Woodside reserves take a hit at Wheatstone
  • Venture Global’s Plaquemines LNG signs SPAs with Sinopec for 4 mmtpa
  • Singapore terminal operator looks to import LNG to protect energy security
  • EG LNG to face disruptions until end-October
  • Cheniere and ENN sign 0.9 mmtpa SPA
  • Stonepeak to enter LNG shipping space with acquisition of Teekay LNG
  • Qatar Petroleum and CNOOC sign 3.5 mmtpa SPA
  • Beach Energy and BP agree LNG deal for Waitsia
  • Santos and Timor-Leste sign Bayu-Undan CCS MOU
  • PTTEP pushes Lang Lebah FID to 2023
  • EPC contract awarded for Baltic LNG
  • Excelerate Energy to lease Petrobras’ TRBA regas terminal
  • MLNG backfill: Shell FID’s Malaysian Timi field, including renewable power
  • P’nyang and PNG T3 negotiations restart
  • Northwest Europe LNG sendout falls below 5 year average
  • PETRONAS pushes third FLNG vessel towards FEED
  • Abadi FID delayed further- can Southeast Asia’s vital pre-FID projects be developed?
  • At last: more gas for GoFLNG as Perenco commits to new wells
  • Japan's new 2030 energy mix unveils radical plans to transform the energy system
  • Shell adds LNG shipping capacity with six newbuild charters
  • TotalEnergies signs US$750m GLNG infrastructure agreement with GIP
  • Chinese LNG imports: LNG contracting heats up as spot purchases slow down
  • Hybrid Brent and AECO LNG supply agreement signed by PETRONAS and CNOOC
  • Sempra 2021 strategy update: large single-train expansion planned at Cameron LNG
  • US$4 billion Jansz-Io compression project gets the green light
  • Rovuma LNG: unlikely to FID before 2026
  • Kuwait’s Al-Zour terminal seeks commissioning cargo
  • Tellurian signs SPA for 3 mmtpa with Vitol
  • Total and ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India sign flexible LNG Supply deal
  • Australian spot cargoes rumoured to be impacted by rising political tensions
  • Woodfibre LNG signs second SPA with BP
  • Russian NOVATEK announces Q1 2021 results
  • Replacement FSRU arrives at the Dortyol LNG Terminal
  • Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG project
  • Merakes makes waves in the Kutei Basin
  • The Australian government gives CCUS a cash injection
  • SK408 partners sanction Jerun project
  • Argentina chartered its second FSRU for Bahia Blanca
  • Qatar Petroleum to take on 100% ownership of QatarGas-1 in 2022
  • Victorian Government rejects proposed Crib Point import terminal
  • Total suspends construction once more at Mozambique LNG
  • Chinese buyers return to long-term contracting
  • NextDecade reveals cost estimates for proposed CCS project at Rio Grande LNG
  • New Fortress Energy takes FID on Fast LNG
  • Argentina's IEASA races to secure cargoes for the April-August period.
  • Macquarie Capital launches LNG infrastructure vehicle
  • Shenergy signs a 15-year SPA with NOVATEK from Arctic LNG-2
  • LNG Stade announce successful non-binding open season
  • Qatar Petroleum signs long-term LNG deal with Vitol for supplies in Bangladesh
  • Woodside and Santos look towards FID’s in 2021
  • Fluxys sanction 6 mmtpa capacity expansion at Zeebrugge terminal
  • PETRONAS FLNG DUA achieves first LNG production
  • Qatar Petroleum sanctions largest LNG project in history
  • Equinor takes impairment close to $1 billion on Tanzania LNG
  • Pipeline attacks in Nigeria highlight increased security risks in 2021
  • Croatia become Europe’s latest LNG importer with the arrival of first LNG carrier

Tables and charts

This report includes 75 images and tables including:

  • Woodside Energy LNG contracts
  • Wood Mackenzie’s forecast for LNG Output of Golden Pass LNG
  • Delfin FLNG contracts vs capacity
  • Breakdown of pipeline imports in Egypt
  • Yakaar-Teranga location
  • Bangladesh’s contracted vs. uncontracted LNG demand
  • Oman Sales Gas Supply
  • OLNG Historical Output
  • Thailand’s gas supply and demand balance
  • GATE capacity by company
  • Oando post-deal metrics
  • Map of Eni and Oando licences
  • ConocoPhillips LNG Supply by Supply Country
  • OML 104 map
  • India's contracted volumes vs LNG demand
  • Mozambique's LNG output
  • US LNG cargoes via Panama Canal
  • Cheniere liquefaction capacity versus contracted sales
  • Bangladesh's Contracted vs. Uncontracted LNG demand
  • Papua LNG
  • PNG LNG
  • Bangladesh's Contracted vs. Uncontracted LNG demand
  • Indonesia LNG demand, LNG Supply and LNG contracts
  • 15th Natural Gas Plan LNG demand forecast (mmtpa)
  • LNG demand growth in the 15th Natural Gas Plan and the 14th Natural Gas Plan
  • LNG demand forecasts by the 15th Natural Gas Plan and Wood Mackenzie
  • Qatar's total LNG capacity in 2030
  • Perenco Gabon LNG proposed location and feedgas fields
  • LNG Contract Annual Contracted Quantity by US Liquefaction Owner
  • Global largest new CCS projects by capacity
  • Net working interest LNG production capacity
  • Uplift to 2030 LNG capacity from the North Field expansion
  • Nigeria's upstream fields and pipeline infrastructure
  • Contracted volumes vs Woodmac estimated Effective Capacity at Rio Grande LNG Phase 1
  • Angola LNG feedgas
  • Thailand’s long term LNG contracts vs our SPO forecasted Thailand LNG demand
  • Cheniere contracted volumes vs sanctioned capacity
  • CNPC-PetroChina's LNG SPAs , by signing year
  • CNPC-PetroChina's contracted LNG (SPAs)
  • CPC’s Taichung terminal expansion plan
  • NFE commercial structure
  • PGNiG contracted LNG volumes vs our forecasted Polish LNG Demand
  • India's LNG import per year by supply countries
  • South Korea contract volume by sign year and buyer type
  • Design capacity at FID of largest LNG project sanctions (year sanctioned)
  • JERA 2022 long-term contracted volume by SPA sign date
  • Contracting Status of Pre-FID US Capacity
  • Gate's capacity
  • SK320 and Pegaga field
  • Taiwan LNG import terminals
  • Barossa project CO2 emissions without CCS
  • Prelude quarterly LNG output annualised
  • Santos Barossa capital expenditure profile
  • Manatee field location
  • PFLNG location
  • EG LNG quarterly output
  • Teekay LNG charter obligations by shipping capacity
  • P’nyang Area
  • Northwest Europe daily LNG sendout
  • Charter agreements for newbuild LNG vessels by company
  • Kuwait gas infrastructure map
  • Cargoes to China diverted since 10 May 2021
  • Argentina’s LNG demand forecast in 2021 by terminal
  • JV contract expiry dates and current partner involvement at QatarGas trains (shows QP portfolio if no contracts renewed)
  • Australian proposed regas terminals
  • Comparison of Rio Grande LNG CCS costs*
  • Argentina’s LNG Imports forecast vs. IEASA's first LNG tender
  • Regas capacity holders at the Krk LNG terminal
  • SSGP throughput (historic and future planned)
  • Germany regas capacity build-up
  • Italy regas capacity ramp up

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