OGJ Transportation Report - Feb 28th, 2024
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February 28, 2024
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Feb. 15 approved two projects to increase US natural gas exports.
Venture Global LNG Inc. last week asked the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve construction of its 20-millon tonne/year (tpy) CP 2 LNG plant in Cameron Parish, La., as part of its Mar. 21, 2024, meeting.
The White House first announced it would pause approval of certain new LNG export authorizations in January.
Energy Transfer Partners LP’s 1.5-2 bcfd Warrior natural gas pipeline project has commitments for about 25% of its capacity, according to co-chief executive officer and chief commercial officer Mackie McCrea, with the balance under negotiation. McCrea made his remarks during Energy Transfer’s fourth-quarter 2023 earnings call.
Global demand for LNG is expected to rise by more than 50% by 2040, as industrial coal-to-gas switching increases in China and South Asian and Southeast Asian countries use more LNG to support economic growth, according to Shell’s LNG Outlook 2024.
Chesapeake, Delfin LNG, and Gunvor Group have signed an LNG export deal that includes executed sales agreements for long-term liquefaction offtake.
QatarEnergy will proceed with a new LNG expansion project, North Field West, to further increase the State of Qatar’s LNG production capacity to 142 million tonnes/year (tpy) before the end of the decade.
The first three Pluto Train 2 modules for the Woodside Energy-operated Scarborough project have arrived in Karratha, Western Australia.
bp PLC has advanced its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project offshore Mauritania and Senegal with completion of the infield pipelay scope.
Gascade Gastransport GMBH has completed installation of its 50-km Ostsee Anbindungsleitung subsea natural gas pipeline.

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The Oleoductos del Valle consortium expects to inaugurate the second phase of the Duplicar Plus project in November 2024.
Equinor and India’s DFPCL signed a 15-year agreement for the supply of 0.65 million tpy of LNG with deliveries starting in 2026.
QatarEnergy last week selected Qatar Gas Transport Co. Ltd. (Nakilat) as owner and operator of up to 25 conventional-size LNG carriers.