NGS’ NG/LNG SNAPSHOT – August 16-31, 2021

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City Gas Distribution & Auto LPG

CGD cos stick with expansion projects

Mumbai-based Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL) is planning to spend ₹800 crores this financial year, Gujarat-based Torrent Gas over ₹3,500 crore and Delhi-based Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) will spend ₹1,200 crores on expanding their capacities.

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The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board has authorized Torrent to set up and operate CGD networks and provide CNG and piped natural gas (PNG) in 33 districts across seven states and a Union territory. Mahanagar Gas said a large majority of demand in Mumbai for CNG comes from taxis, private cars and the 350,000 autorickshaws that ply on city roads. The company said space to set up electric charging infrastructure is inadequate in Mumbai to support large-scale EV adoption at least for the next three years.

https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/cgd-cos-stick-with-expansion-projects-amid-push-for-evs-11629052367819.html

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Kerala switching to CityGas; Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki join CGD network

Kottayam: The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has decided to integrate 200 more cities across the country into CityGas Distribution (CGD) networks. This includes Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts. Previously,

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11 districts of Kerala were included. With this, all districts in Kerala will be incorporated into this scheme. The advantage of CityGas (PNG-Piped Natural Gas) is that it provides feasible and safe fuel. This scheme has been implemented in 470 districts in the country so far. CityGas is permitted by marking a land territory for each district. One land territory includes up to three districts and has been allowed in 228 land territories at present. It was aimed to extend the benefits of the scheme to 53 percent of the country’s population. The distribution in the districts recently integrated into the scheme is being done through tender procedures.

https://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/kerala/kerala-switching-to-citygas-kottayam-pathanamthitta-idukki-join-cgd-network-the-petroleum-and-natural-gas-regulatory-board-1.5945344

 

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MNGL to extend piped gas to 15 areas in Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad

Pune: The Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL), which supplies piped natural gas (PNG) to households, has identified more than 15 areas in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad, where it plans to extend its PNG services in the next few months.

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The MNGL has so far provided over 3.5 lakh connections of piped gas in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) limits. The new areas on the radar include Dhayri, Jambhulwadi, Ambegaon and older parts like Dhanori, Vishrantwadi etc. In the PCMC limits, piped gas will be made available in Ravet, parts of Chinchwad, Moshi, Chikhli and Vishalnagar.
https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-gas/mngl-to-extend-piped-gas-to-15-areas-in-pune-pimpri-chinchwad/85785854

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PNGRB plans to offer 65 city gas distribution licenses in the 11th bidding round

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) plans to offer 65 city gas distribution licenses in the next bidding round. Bids will soon be invited for the 65 Geographical Areas (GA) identified for the eleventh bidding round, the downstream regulator said in a public notice.

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The exact dates for the bidding will be announced shortly. These GA are spread over 20 states and union territories. Tamil Nadu will have nine geographical areas on offer, the highest of any state in the eleventh round. Eight GA will be offered in each Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. In the tenth round, PNGRB had given away city gas distribution licenses for 50 Geographical Areas. At present, there are 228 Geographical Areas authorized by PNGRB in 27 States and union territories covering about 53% of the country’s geography and 70% of the population.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/oil-gas/pngrb-plans-to-offer-65-city-gas-distribution-licenses-in-next-bidding-round/printarticle/85397401.cms

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PNGRB plans to offer 65 city gas distribution licenses in the 11th bidding round

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) plans to offer 65 city gas distribution licenses in the next bidding round. Bids will soon be invited for the 65 Geographical Areas (GA) identified for the eleventh bidding round,

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the downstream regulator said in a public notice. The exact dates for the bidding will be announced shortly. These GA are spread over 20 states and union territories. Tamil Nadu will have nine geographical areas on offer, the highest of any state in the eleventh round. Eight GA will be offered in each Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. In the tenth round, PNGRB had given away city gas distribution licenses for 50 Geographical Areas. At present, there are 228 Geographical Areas authorized by PNGRB in 27 States and union territories covering about 53% of the country’s geography and 70% of the population.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/oil-gas/pngrb-plans-to-offer-65-city-gas-distribution-licenses-in-next-bidding-round/printarticle/85397401.cms

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Electric Mobility & Bio- Methane

PM Modi launches National Hydrogen Mission to boost India’s fight against climate change

On India’s 75th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the National Hydrogen Mission (NHM). He said that his government’s aim is to make India a global hub for the production and

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export of green hydrogen. Increasing concerns over the issue of climate change and the potential of hydrogen as a game-changer in the energy arena may become driving efforts by nations to induct hydrogen to achieve the target of becoming a low-carbon economy.

The proposal for the National Hydrogen Mission was made in the Budget 2021 to launch NHM that would enable the generation of hydrogen “from green power sources”.

In order to bring down the cost of green hydrogen production, the Centre is going to commit an outlay of Rs 800 crore between 2021 to 2024 for pilot projects and research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects while investments from private players are also being counted on for a push towards a hydrogen future.

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trends/current-affairs-trends/pm-modi-launches-national-hydrogen-mission-to-boost-indias-fight-against-climate-change-7338571.html

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Assam Government To Replace Diesel-Run Buses With Electric, CNG Buses In Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that the ASTC’s diesel-run buses in the Guwahati city will be replaced with electric and CNG buses in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

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The Assam government has decided to introduce 200 electric and 100 CNG buses to reduce carbon emission, according to a report from ANI. Upon procurement, these buses will be pressed into service in the city of Guwahati. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that the diesel-run state transport buses in the Guwahati city will be replaced with electric and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) buses in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

Additionally, the state government has decided to provide one-time financial assistance of ₹ 10,000 to inter-district bus drivers and handymen, who were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in nationwide lockdown. The government will also provide ₹ 15,000 to temple priests and naamghorias.

https://www.carandbike.com/news/assam-government-to-replace-diesel-run-buses-with-electric-cng-buses-in-guwahati-2515679

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GAIL scouts for acquisition to augment renewable portfolio, to foray into hydrogen

India’s top gas company GAIL will foray into hydrogen generation and take the acquisition route to scale up its renewable energy portfolio as it pivots business beyond natural gas to align with energy transition being witnessed across the globe. As part of a push to embrace cleaner forms of energy, 

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GAIL will be laying pipeline infrastructure to connect consumption centres to gas sources while also augmenting its renewable energy portfolio, GAIL Chairman and Managing Director Manoj Jain said.
The firm is laying around 6,000-kilometres of pipeline, including a west coast to east coast pipeline from Mumbai to Jharsuduga in Odisha via Nagpur. It currently has around 13,700-km of natural gas pipeline network. In India, companies ranging from Reliance Industries to Indian Oil Corporation and NTPC have announced ambitious plans for generating hydrogen. GAIL too joins that list now. GAIL, Jain said, has the largest and most diverse LNG portfolio in India that can offer both stable prices and reliable supply to consumers.

https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-lubes/gail-scouts-for-acquisition-to-augment-renewable-portfolio-to-foray-into-hydrogen/85551469

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Gas/ Pipelines/ Company News

Air quality commission asks U.P., Haryana, Rajasthan to shift NCR industries to piped natural gas

The Commission for Air Quality Management on Thursday, August 12, directed Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan to prepare a time-bound action plan to shift all identified industries units in the National Capital Region (NCR) to piped natural gas (PNG).

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The commission has asked these States to audit and inspect the industries, which are already connected to PNG supply, and ensure that these units are not using any other polluting fuels like coal etc.

It has also asked the three States to develop an action plan to supply PNG in the industrial areas in the NCR where infrastructure and gas supply are not available. In the NCR districts of Haryana, 408 of the 1,469 identified industrial units have already shifted to PNG, whereas in U.P., 1,161 of the 2,273 such units switched over to PNG. However, only 124 of the 436 such units in Rajasthan have made the shift so far. The States have also been directed to maintain strict vigil to prevent the use of unapproved fuels in the NCR, and take stringent action against defaulting units. The three States have been given time till August 31 to submit a compliance report to the commission.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/air-quality-commission-asks-up-haryana-rajasthan-to-shift-ncr-industries-to-png/article35908656.ece

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Gas pipeline project set to create investment opportunities in Rajasthan

The Mehsana-Bathinda natural gas pipeline project passing through Rajasthan is set to create new investment opportunities in the State and make existing industries competitive.

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The work has been initiated for developing new industrial areas to promote sector-specific clusters near the gas pipeline route.
Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) Managing Director Ashutosh A.T. Pednekar said here on Saturday that the pipeline infrastructure would create tremendous investment opportunities in the ceramic and glass, food processing, mineral, textile and pharmaceutical sectors.

Of the 1,381 km-long gas pipeline, 873 km pass through 11 districts of the State, which are rich in various raw materials and agricultural products.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/gas-pipeline-project-set-to-create-investment-opportunities-in-rajasthan/article36037850.ece

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Policy Matters/ Gas Pricing/Others

Soaring fuel price forces more people to favour CNG vehicles

KOCHI: The rising fossil fuel price is leading many Kochiites to opt for green vehicles by converting their existing petrol/diesel vehicles into CNG. As many as 288 vehicles under the Ernakulam RTO limit were converted to CNG ones till August 14 this year, against 473 vehicles last year.

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The number of vehicles being converted into CNG ones has increased after the pandemic-induced restrictions were lifted last year. The conversion continued to keep its momentum from June last year, and every month more than 40 vehicles were converted till the second lockdown was imposed in May this year. The highest number of vehicles converted in a month under the Ernakulam RTO limit before the pandemic was in February last year – 23 vehicles. Soon after the state government lifted the restrictions, conversion of vehicles has picked up momentum with 30 in July and another 30 in just 14 days of August. The highest number of vehicles converted in a month under Ernakulam RTO was in November last year with 87 vehicles, followed by 79 in January this year.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/soaring-fuel-price-forces-more-people-to-favour-cng-vehicles/articleshow/85335759.cms

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Gujarat Gas raises CNG, industrial PNG prices

Ahmedabad: The state-run city gas distribution (CGD) company Gujarat Gas Limited (GGL) has raised the compressed natural gas (CNG) price across its authorized geographical areas within and outside Gujarat.

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However, the company has kept unchanged the price of natural gas supplied to its residential consumers. According to GGL website, the CNG price has been increased to Rs 54.45 per kg (inclusive of taxes and duties) in Gujarat, which shows a rise of Rs 2 per kg over its previous tariff of Rs 52.45/kg. The new price is effective from August 24. The company serves about 7 lakh CNG consumers through its network of around 450 CNG stations in Gujarat. Meanwhile, GGL also hiked industrial PNG prices to Rs 37.51 per standard cubic meter (SCM) for ceramic and sanitaryware units in Morbi and Surendranagar.

Gujarat Gas provides 6.5 million metric standard cubic meter per day (mmscmd) to ceramic and sanitaryware units in Morbi and Surendranagar.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/gujarat-gas-raises-cng-industrial-png-prices/articleshow/85606691.cms

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IGL hikes CNG price by 90p in city; PNG rates up too

New Delhi: Indraprastha Gas Ltd, the sole supplier of natural gas in the NCR, has raised CNG price by 90 paise to Rs 45.20 per kg and PNG price by Rs 1.25 to Rs 30.91 per unit (SCM) from Sunday, august 29, 2021, stretching household budgets already bearing the burden of high petrol and diesel prices.

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The company said prices have been raised to cover the increase in input costs. The company has been forced to service CNG and PNG consumers with imported gas, which costs eight times more than domestic gas, because of rising demand. After the revision, CNG costs Rs 50.90 per kg and PNG Rs 30.86 per unit in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. In Gurgaon, PNG costs Rs.29.10 per unit. In Kaithal, CNG costs Rs.52.30 per kg. In Karnal, CNG costs Rs 52.30 per kg and PNG Rs.29.71 per unit. In Muzzaffarnagar, Meerut and Shamli, CNG sells for Rs.58.15 per kg and PNG Rs. 33.92 per unit.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/igl-hikes-cng-price-by-90p-in-city-png-rates-up-too/articleshow/85748173.cms

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LNG Development and Shipping

Gail India issues tender to buy and sell LNG for September and March

Gail (India) has issued a tender seeking to buy a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo for delivery into India and offering a cargo for loading from the United States, two industry sources said on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

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It is seeking the cargo for September delivery into Dahej, India and has offered a cargo for loading from the Cove Point plant in the United States during March 4-6. The Indian importer has 20-year deals to buy 5.8 million tonnes a year of U.S. LNG, split between Dominion Energy’s Cove Point plant and Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass site in Louisiana.

https://www.reuters.com/world/india/gail-india-issues-tender-buy-sell-lng-sept-march-sources-2021-08-18/

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India’s surging domestic gas output to dent LNG, import but not for long: Wood Mackenzie

New Delhi: Helped by new output from KG-D6 fields of Reliance-BP, India’s domestic gas production, which had been falling for more than a decade because of declining output from legacy fields, now looks in rude health, according to energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie.

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Reliance Industries Ltd and its partner BP Plc of UK in December last year started putting the second wave of gas discoveries in eastern offshore KG-D6 block to production with R-Series started flowing gas. In April they started output from the Satellite Cluster fields. This helped raise India’s gas production by almost 20 per cent, oil ministry data showed.
This proved to be good news for LNG. As domestic production has stalled, LNG imports have filled the gap. In 2020, LNG demand increased by around 14 per cent to reach 25.7 million tonnes, with India climbing the ranks of the world’s most important LNG markets.
https://kashmirreader.com/2021/08/21/indias-surging-domestic-gas-output-to-dent-lng-import-but-not-for-long-wood-mackenzie/

 

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Natural Gas / Transnational Pipelines/ Others

Workforce grows on the Canadian pipeline project

The workforce on the Coastal GasLink project in BC, the 670-km pipeline that will deliver natural gas to the Anglo-Dutch Shell-led LNG Canada terminal at Kitimat, grew to more than 4,500 at the end of July, CGL said in an August 20, 2021 construction update.

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With its workforce peaking, CGL has opened the last of its 12 accommodation centres and is ramping up its community workforce advisor programme, which is designed to ensure smooth relations between pipeline workers and the local communities near where they work. Construction is nearly a third complete and all stages of construction are now underway, CGL said. Overall progress – including engineering, procurement and construction activities – is nearly 48% complete.

https://www.naturalgasworld.com/workforce-grows-on-canadian-pipeline-project-91432

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AUSTRALIA: New Guinea resumes talks with Exxon on gas field agreement

The government of Papua New Guinea and US oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp plan to resume talks on the P’nyang natural gas project, nearly two years after negotiations broke down, Oil Search Ltd, a partner on the project, said on monday, August 23, 2021.

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 In November 2019, talks linked to a $ 13 billion expansion of the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports fell apart with the government saying Exxon was unwilling to negotiate on the country’s terms.

The government has lobbied for better returns for the impoverished country than those achieved in the original PNG LNG deal in 2008. Its stake in PNG LNG is considered to be the flagship of Oil Search, which has accepted an offer to acquire all shares from Santos Ltd worth approximately A $ 8 billion (US $ 6 billion) in a deal that would create a top -20 global oil and gas company. to know more. 

https://www.thedailystar.net/business/global-economy/news/papua-new-guinea-resumes-talks-exxon-gas-field-agreement-2159381

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Electric Mobility/Hydrogen/Bio-Methane

USA: BP and Chevron buy into renewable natural gas

UK supermajor BP has announced a 15-year agreement with Maryland-based CleanBay Renewables to purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) for the US transportation sector, specifically the California market.

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While several RNG ventures using agricultural feedstocks use cow manure from dairy farms, CleanBay’s RNG is processed from poultry litter, including manure, feathers, and bedding.

The poultry litter is mixed with water in an anaerobic digester, which uses micro-organisms to break down the matter and produce biogas. The biogas includes methane and can be processed into RNG to fuel vehicles. Renewable natural gas is a growing energy source in the energy transition — Chevron also extended an RNG partnership on Tuesday — since the feedstock, often cow manure, would have released significant greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere if it was not used in the anaerobic process.

In this agreement, BP will buy the RNG from CleanBay and sell the fuel to its customers, initially in California. Chevron is also working with California BioEnergy to produce RNG from dairy farms, announcing its first production last year.

https://www.upstreamonline.com/energy-transition/bp-and-chevron-buy-into-renewable-natural-gas/2-1-1057147

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JERA starting H2 demonstration program at LNG power plant in Japan

JERA has gained the funding to start a hydrogen demonstration project at a liquefied natural gas (LNG) thermal power plant beginning this year. JERA’s grant application was accepted under the nation’s New Energy and

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Industrial Technology Development Organization’s Green Innovation Fund program. Hydrogen does not emit carbon when burned, so is being considered as a next-generation fuel for thermal power stations. Many plant equipment firms are exploring the hybrid and potential 100-percent use of H2 in natural gas turbines.

JERA plans to reduce CO2 emissions in its operations by gradually increasing the utilization rates for hydrogen and ammonia. Based on the results of a feasibility study to be conducted early in the Project period, JERA aims to construct hydrogen supply facilities and other related facilities at its LNG thermal power plant, to install combustors capable of co-firing hydrogen and LNG in its gas turbines, and to switch approximately 30% of the LNG used for electricity generation (by volume, equivalent to approximately 10% of heating value) to hydrogen by fiscal 2025.

https://www.power-eng.com/gas/jera-starting-h2-demonstration-program-at-lng-power-plant-in-japan/#gref

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Global LNG Development

AUSTRALIA: Woodside bags BHP oil and gas business at discount in dream deal

A strategic merger between BHP and Woodside has been on the deal dream list in oil and gas circles going back three decades. On August 18, 2021, the pair confirmed that they will enter into a merger of their respective oil and

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gas portfolios in an all-stock deal that creates an LNG powerhouse. A strategic merger between BHP and Woodside has been on the deal dream list in oil and gas circles going back three decades. Yesterday the pair confirmed that they will enter into a merger of their respective oil and gas portfolios in an all-stock deal that creates an LNG powerhouse.

Significantly, Woodside shareholders seem to be getting a fair deal. Based on the August 16, Monday’s closing price, the deal values BHP at $13.5 billion, offering a 12% discount to BHP’s stated net asset value (NAV) of $15.4 billion.

https://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/asia/343405/woodside-bags-bhp-oil-business-at-discount-in-dream-deal/

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Ecow-Gas to develop more LNG facilities in West Africa for better reach

Ecow-Gas, a newly formed Netherlands-based infrastructure development firm, plans to build and operate several new LNG facilities in West Africa to enhance market penetration for the fuel in the region. Ecow-Gas is an affiliate of the Tema LNG

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Terminal Company (TLTC), which owns Ghana’s soon-to-be-opened LNG import terminal. It also has exclusive rights to build and manage storage and regasification facilities in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Shippers can transfer small-scale LNG into these locations by reloading from the Tema facility, which will serve as a regional LNG hub.

The terminal’s ability to reload any volume of LNG from 7,000 cu m to 30,000 cu m enhances the overall economics of small-scale liquefied natural gas in the region, guaranteeing that supply to smaller regional markets can be as per their demand. The completion of the Tema LNG terminal construction will result in an LNG hub with a 180,000-cu m storage capacity. It is worth noting that the West African region has a large extractive industry with a high demand for power, which is now met primarily by expensive distillate fuels. The region requires a total of 1 million mt/year of LNG for power generation and displacement of distillations in the extractive sector. The figure is likely to increase to around 1.8 million mt/year, as countries in the region invest in new generations and switch away from heavier fuels.

https://www.runningafrica.com/ecow-gas-to-develop-more-lng-facilities-in-west-africa-for-better-reach/

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GERMANY: Man Woodside sign LNG Tech Pact

Germany’s Man Energy Solutions and Australia’s Woodside have signed an agreement to develop a solution for small-to-mid scale LNG production.

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The solution is known as Factory LNG and involves a 0.05mn metric tons/year unit, the size of a 40-foot ISO shipping container, that can be transported via standard heavy-lift shipping and trucking logistics. It includes Man’s high-speed, oil-free, integrated motor compressor technology.

The companies believe the newly developed infrastructure has the potential to unlock liquefaction capabilities at multiple locations around the globe. The system is designed and manufactured to be scalable so customers can increase the number of Factory LNG units used as the market grows, delivering LNG at pace with demand, they added.

https://www.naturalgasworld.com/man-woodside-sign-lng-tech-pact-91561

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LOUISIANA, USA: Port of New Orleans plans to develop LNG bunkering solutions

Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and CLEANCOR Energy Solutions LLC signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on ways to provide LNG fueling solutions to ship owners and operators within Port NOLA’s jurisdiction that would benefit from reduced environmental emissions.

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CLEANCOR will work with Port NOLA to help provide LNG to port customers and marine operators, while Port NOLA will provide CLEANCOR with data, logistics expertise, customer contacts, as well as introductions and marketing support.

CLEANCOR will work to educate Port NOLA customers and other local stakeholders regarding the environmental and financial benefits of LNG bunkering. In collaboration with Port NOLA, the company will develop options for infrastructure development that integrate into Port NOLA’s long-range planning.

CLEANCOR will also provide options for LNG bunkering that are compatible with forecasted customer demand and collaborate with Port NOLA to obtain Federal, state, and other authorizations and permits needed to develop the required infrastructure and operations. Both CLEANCOR and Port NOLA will identify, attract and serve customers in Port NOLA’s jurisdiction that use LNG fuel, jointly solicit sources of grant funding to help incentivize early adopters and collaborate to share information on infrastructure necessary to support LNG bunkering.

http://www.ngvjournal.com/s1-news/c7-lng-h2-blends/port-of-new-orleans-plans-to-develop-lng-bunkering-solutions/

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INDONESIA APPROVES CCUS PLAN AT TANGGUH LNG

Indonesia’s upstream regulator SKKMigas has approved the plan of development for Ubadari field and Vorwata carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) at BP-operated Tangguh LNG project in Papua Barat, the Japanese partners in the project said in a joint statement issued on August 30.

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The new development estimates a potential additional recovery of 1.3 trillion ft3 of gas, from both Ubadari and Vorwata fields. Ubadari field development is fast-tracked as a result of the successful appraisal programme and will be produced via normally unmanned installations connected to offshore pipeline to Tangguh facility. Meanwhile, the Vorwata CCUS development will see approximately 25mn metric tons of CO2 injected back to the Vorwata reservoir to eliminate carbon venting and provide incremental gas production through enhanced gas recovery, the partners said. The CO2 injection will remove up to 90% of the reservoir-associated CO2, currently representing nearly half of the Tangguh LNG emissions.

https://www.naturalgasworld.com/indonesia-approves-ccus-plan-at-tangguh-lng-91607

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Natural Gas / LNG Utilization

LNG exports to China reach record

Australian exports of liquefied natural gas to China defied trade tensions between the two nations to reach a record in 2020-21, with China for the first time overtaking LNG as Australia’s largest customer. Shipments to China jumped 7.3% to 30.7 million tonnes

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in the year to June 30, despite strong competition, according to a monthly report from consultancy EnergyQuest, citing import statistics from major buyers.

The trade with China contributed to a record 72.4 million tonnes of LNG exports by Australia to North Asia in 2020-21. It was worth about $15.6 billion, out of a total $38.9 billion trade with the region. The regional total was down from $49.9 billion in 2019-20 due to a drop in oil prices, which most of the sales are priced against, the firm noted.

Out of the four Australian LNG ventures that have long-term sales contracts with China, three – North West Shelf venture, Shell’s QCLNG and Origin Energy’s Australia Pacific LNG – supplied more than the contracted volume. Also, every other Australian LNG project shipped cargoes to Chinese buyers, even those without specific Chinese contracts.

.https://www.afr.com/companies/energy/lng-exports-to-china-reach-record-20210816-p58j0k

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LNG as a Marine Fuel/Shipping

BALKANS, EUROPE: Qatargas delivers first Q-Max LNG cargo to KrK LNG Terminal in Croatia

Qatargas announced today on august 17, 2021 that the delivery of the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on a Q-Max LNG carrier to the Krk LNG Terminal in Croatia. The cargo aboard the Qatargas-chartered LNG vessel, ‘Al Dafna,‘

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was loaded at Ras Laffan on July 19, 2021, and delivered to the Krk LNG Receiving Terminal on July 27. This is the first cargo discharge operation by

Qatargas to this LNG terminal involving a Q-Max LNG carrier. The Q-Max is the largest LNG vessel class in the world and has the ability to deliver 260,000 cubic meters of LNG. The Krk LNG terminal is a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Omišalj on the island of Krk, Croatia. It commenced operations on January 1, 2021, and has a capacity of 2.1MTPA.

The terminal provides natural gas for the Croatian market, and the terminal is also connected to export into neighboring natural gas markets including Italy, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Slovenia.

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/qatargas-delivers-first-q-max-lng-cargo-to-krk-lng-terminal-in-croatia/

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JAPAN: Petronas Delivers Maiden Carbon Neutral LNG Cargo

Petronas has announced that it has completed the delivery of its maiden carbon-neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to Shikoku Electric.

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The cargo was delivered from the Petronas LNG Complex (PLC) in Bintulu and was received on August 17, 2021 at the Sakaide LNG terminal in Shikoku Island, Japan, Petronas revealed. The company said it had offset the estimated life cycle carbon footprint of the LNG cargo through renewables based carbon credits for the emissions generated from the upstream gas exploration and production, transportation, liquefaction and shipping of the cargo. 

Earlier this year, Pavilion Energy Singapore Pte. Ltd. announced that it had imported a carbon-neutral LNG cargo into Singapore. The company highlighted that this was a first for the company and the country. In October last year, TotalEnergies announced that it had delivered its first shipment of carbon-neutral LNG to the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).

https://www.rigzone.com/news/petronas_delivers_maiden_carbon_neutral_lng_cargo-18-aug-2021-166207-article/

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Angola exported 1.17 mln metric tons gas in Q2

Angola exported about 1.17 million metric tons of gas during the second quarter of this year, valued at 573.98 million U.S. dollars, Angola’s Ministry of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas said in a press release on august 19, 2021. According to ministry data,

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about 74.59 percent of the total volume exported was Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

India became Angola’s biggest LNG buyer in the second quarter, accounting for about 32 percent of total LNG exports, followed by China and Pakistan with 14.77 percent and 14.65 percent respectively, according to the ministry.

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/angola-exported-1-17-mln-metric-tons-gas-in-q2/

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FINLAND: Gasum wins LNG supply agreement

The energy company Gasum has won the framework agreement in a competitive tendering process organised by the Finnish government central purchasing body, Hansel Ltd. Gasum will supply LNG, to the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and

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the Finnish Border Guard for 2021 – 2022 as set forth in the framework agreement. The framework agreement has two years additional option. LNG as a marine fuel meets the current as well as future emission limits.

LNG is the cleanest shipping fuel and meets the current and future requirements set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the EU. A switch to LNG helps fully eliminate sulfur oxide and particulate emissions and cut nitrogen dioxide emissions by 85%. LNG use reduces carbon dioxide emissions by up to 21% on a well to wake basis. LNG will play a major role in the future in the Baltic Sea region’s maritime and heavy-duty road transport.

https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/20082021/gasum-wins-lng-supply-agreement/

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CHINA: Second LNG-battery hybrid vessel on route to UECC

China’s Jiangnan Shipyard has just finished building the latest hybrid car carrier vessel for United European Car Carriers (UECC). The vessel, which was floated on August 16, is powered by a combination of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and

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battery power, and is the second of three newbuilds the short-sea finished vehicle carrier is commissioning as part of plans to upgrade its fleet with low-carbon vessels.

The vessel, which has yet to be officially launched, will be delivered to UECC in the first half of 2022 along with the third vessel on order. The first is expected to be delivered to UECC in the autumn of this year. The latest vessels will join two LNG-powered pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) that UECC has had in operation for the last four years – Auto Eco and Auto Energy.

Operational efficiency and further lower emissions are expected to result from battery power onboard the vessel. Once all three vessels are delivered, UECC will have five lower-emission PCTCs out of its 17-vessel fleet.

https://www.automotivelogistics.media/sustainability/second-lng-battery-hybrid-vessel-on-route-to-uecc/42203.article

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Excelerate Energy authorized to import LNG in Brazil

Brazilian oil and gas regulator ANP authorized US LNG company Excelerate Energy to import LNG to the country via its Brazilian unit. Excelerate can import up to 30mn m³/d of regasified volumes from any country to be delivered at the Terminal de Regaseificacao de GNL da Bahia (TRBA),

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owned by state-controlled Petrobras. This authorization was required for Excelerate to operate the TRBA.

Petrobras on on 18 August cleared Excelerate to lease its Bahia regasification terminal in an important step toward opening Brazil’s natural gas market. Petrobras is currently analyzing Excelerate’s revised lease proposal to ensure that it meets the required technical criteria. Excelerate presented the new bid in July after Petrobras disqualified its original proposal because of the inclusion of a termination clause.

If the deal moves ahead, Excelerate will take control of the terminal by 31 December.

https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2247651-excelerate-energy-authorized-to-import-lng-in-brazil?backToResults=true

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Technological Development for Cleaner and Greener Environment Hydrogen & Bio-Methane

U.K. Launches Ambitious Hydrogen Strategy

The United Kingdom has launched its much-anticipated hydrogen strategy, a comprehensive national plan designed to unlock $5.5 billion in investment by 2030. After setting the pace in offshore wind, the U.K. has turned its focus on low carbon hydrogen with an ambition to install

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five gigawatts of production capacity over the next decade – including at least 1.8 gigawatts of blue hydrogen, produced by capturing and storing the CO2 from conventional natural gas-to-H2 production. The new capacity will power transport and businesses, particularly heavy industry, and will be blended with natural gas to provide heating energy to households. 

Along with kicking off public consultation on the ideal hydrogen business model, the U.K. government is consulting on the design of a $330 million net-zero hydrogen fund that aims at supporting the commercial deployment of new low carbon hydrogen production plants across the country. The initial response from the UK’s renewables industry was mixed, especially given the plan’s inclusion of controversial blue hydrogen

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/u-k-launches-ambitious-hydrogen-strategy-to-unlock-5-5bn-investments

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DENMARK: Maersk makes $1.4 billion green bet on methanol fueled ships

The world’s largest container-shipping line is making a $1.4 billion investment in a greener fleet. A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S has ordered eight new vessels, each costing $175 million, that can be propelled by cleanly made methanol instead of an oil-based fuel.

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They’re set for delivery from 2024. Shipping, the backbone of global trade, accounts for almost 3% of man-made carbon dioxide emissions. The level has been rising in recent years, according to data from the International Maritime Organization.

Last year, IMO rules designed to curb air pollution by limiting the sulfur content of marine fuel came into force. Maersk isn’t the only shipper starting to make the transition. Oil tanker owner Euronav NV has ordered new ships capable of one day running on ammonia or liquefied natural gas.

They’ll replace older ships in the company’s fleet, saving about one million tons of carbon dioxide a year. Maersk has the option for four more of the ships to be delivered in 2025. The GMF is a founding partner of the Getting to Zero Coalition — a group of more than 150 companies within the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors that includes Maersk

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/trade/exports/insights/maersk-makes-1-4-billion-green-bet-on-methanol-fueled-ships/articleshow/85614164.cms

 

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Retrofit fuel cell bus demonstrator for UK’s first hydrogen transport hub

As part of its mission to support the decarbonization of the global transport and energy sectors, the British company Ricardo has announced that it has received Government funding to create a retrofit hydrogen fuel cell bus demonstrator for the UK’s first hydrogen transport hub in the north-east of England.

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The UK Government launched the Tees Valley Hydrogen Hub, and initiated the Hydrogen Transport Hub Demonstration competition to showcase real-world hydrogen transport technology solutions. Ricardo submitted a bid with Stagecoach, one of the UK’s main public transport operators, to demonstrate a retrofit hydrogen fuel cell bus. The Department for Transport named the Ricardo and Stagecoach bid as one of the competition winners and has awarded funding to build a one-off vehicle which will be available for demonstration in the Tees Valley Hydrogen Hub from February 2022.

Ricardo will develop a scalable, modular solution, enabling it to be installed, with minimal adaption, to multiple single and double decker platforms. The modular concept may also be saleable as a ‘new fuel cell’ module to coach builders across the European Union enabling them to develop new fuel cell buses by taking a rolling chassis and applying their coach build body alongside the fuel cell module solution.

http://www.ngvjournal.com/s1-news/c7-lng-h2-blends/ricardo-builds-fuel-cell-bus-demonstrator-for-uks-first-hydrogen-transport-hub/

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