Top news of the week December 25-30
South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries, said it has agreed to sign a deal for the construction of an LNG carrier, priced at 210 billion won ($196.4 million).
By the end of the year, China will have established itself as the world’s second-largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer, overtaking South Korea in the process.
Securing funding for LNG projects could prove to be a challenge for Russia, where some potential project sponsors (Rosneft, Novatek) and fields (Yuzhno Kirinskoye, operated by Gazprom) are under Western sanctions, according to Fitch Ratings.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a notice of schedule for the environmental review of Tellurian’s proposed Driftwood LNG export plant and pipeline.
Japanese Shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivered the Bishu Maru LNG carrier to the compatriot shipper Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line).
LNG World News Staff