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DOE Releases LNG Export Data through December 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released data on U.S. LNG imports and exports for the period February 2016 through December 2017. The top five recipients of exported LNG from the United States and the percentages of the total amount of LNG exported for the period are Mexico (18.8%), South Korea (15.8%), China (13.5%), Japan (7.2%), and Chile...

Pivotal LNG and Crowley Sign Contract to Supply Puerto Rico Pharmaceutical Company

Pivotal LNG (Pivotal) announced that it has executed another multiyear contract to supply LNG to Carib Energy (USA) LLC, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corp. (Crowley), for a major pharmaceutical company’s energy needs.  According to the press release, the LNG will be transported by Crowley from one of Pivotal’s LNG supply points to the pharmaceutical company’s facility in Puerto...

Cheniere Affiliates Sign Two Long-Term LNG Deals with PetroChina Parent

Cheniere Energy announced today that it has entered into two LNG sale and purchase agreements (SPA) with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).  According to the press release, under the SPAs with Cheniere subsidiaries Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC and Cheniere Marketing International LLP, CNPC subsidiary PetroChina International Company Limited will purchase approximately 1.2...

Dominion Energy Cove Point Begins LNG Production

Dominion Energy Cove Point (DECP) announced that LNG production has begun at its newly constructed natural gas liquefaction facility undergoing commissioning in Lusby, Md.  DECP stated that “[a]ll major equipment has been operated and is being commissioned as expected.”  The facility is expected to enter commercial service in early March....

Russian LNG Arrives in Boston

The Washington Post reports that a tanker carrying LNG produced at the Yamal facility in the Arctic Circle has docked at the Engie SA Everett LNG import terminal in Boston, Mass.  Russian company Novatek, reported to be Russia’s largest independent producer of natural gas, is the majority owner of the Yamal facility.  Although the U.S. Treasury Department issued sanctions in July 2014...

Cheniere Signs LNG Deal with Trafigura

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced that its subsidiary Cheniere Marketing, LLC (Cheniere Marketing) has entered into an LNG sale and purchase agreement with Trafigura Pte Ltd (Trafigura), under which Trafigura has agreed to purchase approximately 1 million tonnes per annum of LNG from Cheniere Marketing on a free on board basis for a term of 15 years beginning in 2019. The purchase price...

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