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    Natural Gas Daily: November 23rd, 2020

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Natural Gas Daily: November 23rd, 2020

CHINA'S LNG IMPORTS UP 25% IN OCT

China imported 5.02mn metric tons of LNG in October, up 25.4% on October 2019, the customs department’s data showed. Imports were down on month from 5.73mn mt in September.

  • China’s natural gas production reached 16.3bn m3 in October, up 11.9% yr/yr, data published on November 16 by the National Bureau of Statistics showed.

 

RUSSIA RAMPS UP GAS SUPPLIES TO CHINA

Russia has supplied record volumes of gas to China via the Power of Siberia pipeline, Gazprom said on November 20 in a statement.

  • Power of Siberia has been pumping gas from the Chayandinskoye gas field since December 2019. 

 

REGULATION CUTS OZ UPSTREAM VALUE: EY

Inefficient and excessive regulation is limiting the investments flowing into Australian upsream oil and gas developments, according to a report published by consultancy EY.

  • Citing the example of Santos' Narrabri project, it said there was a "high level of public scrutiny, particularly around environmental and planning laws."

 

VENTURE SELECTS KBR FOR PLAQUEMINES LNG

US LNG developer Venture Global said it had awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Phase 1 of its Plaquemines LNG project in Louisiana to engineering and construction firm KBR.

  • Plaquemines LNG has received all regulatory approvals and has binding offtake agreements with Poland’s PGNiG and French utility EDF for a total of 3.5mn mt/yr from Phase 1. 

 

OZ CHEVRON RESTARTS GORGON LNG TRAIN 2

US major Chevron said it had safely resumed production at its Gorgon LNG facility on Barrow Island off Western Australia’s northwest coast. 

 

GE INKS DEAL FOR VIETNAM POWER PLANT

US power giant GE has signed a $1bn agreement with Genco3 pertaining to the development of the Long Son gas-to-power project in Vietnam, the US embassy in Hanoi said on November 22 in a statement. 

  • Last month, ExxonMobil and Japanese joint venture Jera teamed up to establish a gas-to-power project in Hai Phong city. In the same month, AES Corporation and state-run Petrovietnam Gas signed an agreement to develop the Son My LNG terminal in Vietnam.