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16 October 2019

LNG in brief

Report summary

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. Also attached as download is our archived LNG Corporate in brief, with stories stretching back to 2017.

Table of contents

  • LNG landing pages
  • LNG trackers
  • Latest insights and informs
    • China's LNG market - What to watch - August 2019
    • Previous podcasts:
    • RusGazDobycha chooses EPC contractor for Baltic сhemical complex
    • ConocoPhillips to sellnorthern Australia assets including Darwin LNG to Santos
    • Uniper appetite for LNG builds as it signs HoA with Woodside
    • Tellurian and Petronet sign MOU for potential 5 mmtpa equity investment in Driftwood LNG
    • JGC-Fluor-TechnipFMC sign Rovuma LNG EPC in Mozambique
    • New coal policy proposal could boost South Korea LNG demand
    • Total concludes Mozambique LNG entry as US EXIM approves US$5bn loan to project
    • Kosmos' Yakaar appraisal firms up resources for further LNG development
    • Vitol and Mozambique NOC form LNG trading JV
    • Russian Ministry of Finance to support Baltic LNG
    • LNG agreements dominate Russia’s 5th Eastern Economic Forum
    • Freeport LNG Train 1 ships first cargo while expansion project Train 4 raises $1 bn
    • Panama regas project charters GasLog ship for 10 years as an FSU
    • Russia's Arctic LNG-2 announces FID
    • Arctic-2 will be first LNG project to use ships built in Russia
    • PNG green lights Papua LNG, introduces new fiscal regime
    • Qatar takes all of Belgium's regas capacity ahead of LNG expansion
    • Shell makes a move into the Australia power market with potential implications for Queensland Curtis LNG
    • Magic potion or Vitalstatistix fuel LNG shipping market?
    • NOCs increase share in Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field in Mauritania/Senegal
    • Chevron's Gorgon project begins injecting CO 2
    • Europe top destination for US, Russia's Yamal LNG in H1
    • NOVATEK starts tender process for Obskiy LNG
    • Osaka Gas becomes first Asian LNG toller to operate gas production in the US
    • Indonesia’s Tangguh Expansion delayed by a year
    • Rovuma LNG in Mozambique seeks revised EPC bids
    • Indonesia approves Abadi LNG revised Plan of Development
    • Summer season gets into full swing as Yamal exports 250 th cargo
    • Taiwan LNG imports fall in first half of 2019
    • Tellurian signs definitive agreements with Total for investment and offtake at Driftwood LNG
    • First cargo of the season heads to Asia via the NSR as Yamal LNG produces above capacity in first half of 2019
    • Mitsui and JOGMEC to get 10% in Russian Arctic LNG-2
    • Pacific Oil & Gas announces first firm SPA with BP for LNG from Woodfibre
    • Pavilion Energy takes over Iberdrola's LNG business
    • Hong Kong offshore LNG terminal locks in supply and FSRU chartering
    • First deal at Commonwealth LNG with Gunvor HOA, Venture Global increases PGNiG sales
    • Panama Canal toll to go up for LNG vessels in 2020 (but not by as much as for some other vessel types)
    • Anadarko and partners take FID on Mozambique LNG
    • INPEX and Government of Indonesia agree next steps for Masela PSC
    • Shell delivers first LNG cargo from Prelude
    • PSC amendment opens the door for Aphrodite in Cyprus
    • Cheniere announces FID on Sabine Pass Train 6
    • Total increases its US LNG exposure with acquisition of Toshiba capacity at Freeport Train 3
    • Bulgaria accesses cheaper gas through LNG imports
    • Yudean imported first cargo via third-party access - China's terminals opening up
    • NOVATEK plans new Obski LNG plant on Yamal peninsula
    • NOVATEK selects TechnipFMC as EPC contractor on Arctic LNG-2
    • Total steps into Mozambique LNG (Area 1)
    • Mozambique's Rovuma LNG (Area 4) Development Plan approved
    • JERA-CPC sign up for Mozambique LNG volumes and project sets FID date
    • ExxonMobil signs a 20 year 1 mmtpa SPA with Zheijang Energy
    • Chinese players buy 20% in NOVATEKs Arctic LNG-2
    • Qatar Petroleum tenders for 100+ LNG ships
    • Russian LNG plant inaugurated in Baltic
    • Chevron's acquisition of Anadarko – What does it mean for Chevron's LNG position?
    • Papua LNG JV signs gas agreement with the PNG Government
    • Toshiba sale of its US business to ENN falls through
    • Noble Energy sanctions Alen gas project to backfill Equatorial Guinea LNG
    • Ocean LNG sign SPA with Golden Pass for entire 16 mmtpa output
    • Baltic LNG dealt blow as Shell exits Gazprom project
    • Review of LNG19 in Shanghai contracting activity – April 2019
    • New LNG contracts announced ..but US-China deals a notable absentee
    • Shell – Signs Brent-indexed SPA for 2 mmtpa from Next Decade's Rio Grande LNG
    • Total – Increases equity stake both in Tellurian and Driftwood and procures 1.5 mmpta offtake
    • Total - Signs 10-year SPA with Guanghui
    • Shell-Tokyo Gas - Fight coal with coal-linked contracts in Japanese power struggle
    • Woodside - Signs HOA with China’s ENN Group to underpin Scarborough development
    • NOVATEK - Signs two HOAs from portfolio, including from Arctic LNG-2
    • PNG LNG – Signs SPA with Unipec Singapore (subsidiary of Sinopec)
    • JERA contract LNG Canada volumes from Mitsubishi subsidiary
    • NOVATEK commissions Vysotsk LNG (0.66 mmtpa)
    • Mozambique LNG (Area 1) takes major step towards FID after signing SPAs with CNOOC, Tokyo Gas-Centrica and Shell
    • NOVATEK sign deal with Siemens to provide compressor units for Arctic LNG-2
    • ExxonMobil backs German LNG project with non-binding capacity booking
    • Time is up for Ophir on Fortuna FLNG
    • Mozambique Area 4 partners advance LNG marketing

Tables and charts

This report includes 14 images and tables including:

  • Table 1: Impact on partner shares in Tortue in Senegal, Mauritania and Total GTA Area
  • Table 2: Impact on partner NPVs in Tortue Phase 1, 2 & 3 from increased NOC share
  • US LNG exports by destination
  • Yamal LNG exports by destination
  • Yamal LNG first 250 exports by initial destination
  • Taiwan LNG imports by source
  • Yamal LNG exports by initial destination
  • Yamal LNG exports by final destination
  • Panama Canal LNG Transits (laden + ballast)
  • Capex ($/tonne) and capacity (mmtpa) of LNG plant by year of project sanction
  • New ship requirements from Qatar megatrains expansion
  • New ship requirements from Golden Pass
  • Combined Chevron-Anadarko Operated LNG Capacity
  • Mozambique LNG (Area 1) Contracts

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