Friday, April 20, 2018

Tokyo Gas News

First Cove Point LNG Lifting Departs Maryland

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The first contractual liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Dominion Energy Inc's newly constructed Cove Point LNG export plant in Maryland in the United States left the facility on Monday, Thomson Reuters Eikon ship tracking data showed.

LNG Destination Flexibility Seen Spreading

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Japan's biggest city gas seller Tokyo Gas Co expects that contracts for liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes with destination flexibility will spread from the West and Japan to be a common thing worldwide, the company's new president said.

Chevron Greenlights Gorgon LNG Expansion

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Chevron Corp will proceed with the second stage of its giant Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant off the northwest coast of Western Australia, the company said on Saturday.Chevron and its joint venture partners plan…

Tokyo Gas to Build LNG Tank at Sodegaura Terminal

Bird’s-eye view of in-ground storage tanks Image Tokyo Gas

Tokyo Gas Co, Japan's biggest natural gas utility, said on Friday it plans to build a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank at the Sodegaura LNG terminal on Tokyo Bay. The 200,000-kl tank, slated to begin operations by March 2024…

Tokyo Gas buys stake in Castleton's Texas Unit

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Japan's biggest city gas supplier Tokyo Gas Co said on Monday it has acquired a 30 percent stake in a subsidiary of Castleton Commodities International LLC, its first equity investment in a U.S. upstream company. Tokyo Gas did…

Tokyo Gas Sees It Losing Market Share Due to Liberalisation

Tokyo Gas Co expects its market share to fall by a double digit amount over the long term as it loses its monopoly on retail city gas sales in its service districts next year, the head of Japan's biggest city gas supplier said on Thursday.

Tokyo Gas Inks Pact with Mitsubishi to Ship LNG from US

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Tokyo Gas, Co., Ltd. today signed a heads of agreement with Diamond Gas International Pte. Ltd. which is fully owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation for sale and purchase of liquefied natural gas from the Cameron LNG project in the United States ("the Project" below).

Tokyo Gas Completes Hitachi LNG Terminal

Hitachi LNG Terminal. Photo: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd

Japan’s Tokyo Gas has completed construction of its Hitachi LNG terminal in Hitachi Port area marking the start of operations. The LNG terminal is equipped with a 230,000-kilolitre LNG tank that can hold about 100,000-110,000 tons of chilled gas.

Tokyo Gas to Buy More LNG from the US

Tokyo Gas Co Ltd, Japan's biggest city gas supplier, said on Wednesday it signed an agreement with a unit of Mitsubishi Corp to buy about 200,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year from the Cameron project in the United States for 19 years from 2020.

Tokyo Gas Imports First Gorgon LNG Parcel

Japan's biggest city gas supplier, Tokyo Gas Co, said it has received its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Chevron Corp's $54 billion Gorgon export facility in Australia. The "Energy Confidence" vessel carrying about 70…

Tokyo Gas buys Eagle Ford Shale Stake

Tokyo Gas Co said on Tuesday it has bought a 25 percent stake in an Eagle Ford shale gas formation, in what could be among the first shale investments in the United States by a Japanese firm since the tumble in energy prices.

Tokyo Gas, Alaska Gasline Ink LNG LOI

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Tokyo Gas Co Ltd said on Tuesday it signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) regarding the sale and purchase of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The move follows China's biggest state oil company Sinopec…

Gas Engine Cogeneration System with Steam from Hot Wastewater

External view – High Temperature specification gas engine

Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Miura Co. Ltd. and Kobe Steel, Ltd. have developed a cogeneration system that recovers hot wastewater with high efficiency from a gas engine in the form of steam. Mitsubishi…

Tokyo Gas in no Hurry to Buy Russian LNG

Tokyo Gas , one of Japan's largest retail gas firms, is not in a hurry to make any new commitments to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia due to sanctions, Shigeru Muraki, the company's vice chairman of the board, told reporters.

Japan's Hokkaido Gas Signs Non-binding, 3 yr LNG Import Deal

Japanese utility Hokkaido Gas has informally agreed to buy around 100,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year between 2016 and 2018 from an undisclosed energy company, a spokesman said on Wednesday. He said the supply…

MOL Ink Deal to Build, Charter 300m LNG Carrier

New LNG carrier rendering courtesy of MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) inform it has signed a Head of Agreement on joint ownership and 20-year charter contract for a newbuilding LNG carrier with Tokyo LNG Tanker Co., Ltd. At the same time, MOL signed a contract with Japan Marine United Corporation to build the new vessel.

Gas Discovery at Pyxis-1

Gas Discovery at Pyxis-1

Woodside advises that the Pyxis-1 exploration well in production licence WA-34-L has intersected approximately 18.5 metres of net gas within the Jurassic sandstone target. The well reached a total depth of 3347 metres. Wireline…

Gazprom: Japan Suggested Tokyo Gas Pipeline

Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom is studying a suggestion from Japan to build an undersea gas pipeline to Tokyo. "We have an offer from the Japanese side. It is about a gas pipeline to Hokkaido and, possibly, to Tokyo…

Tokyo Gas Wins Destination Flexibility from New Malaysia LNG Purchase

Tokyo Gas said on Wednesday it signed a heads of agreement to buy long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a unit of Malaysian state oil firm Petronas with flexible destination clauses that are in line with the Japanese anti-trust body's ruling last year.

Will LNG Remain a Key Energy Source?

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Japan imported 8.3 million metric tons of LNG in January, an increase of 1.06 million metric tons compared to the previous year. The data, released by the Japanese Ministry of Finance, also reveals that the amount the country…