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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Natural gas workers in Peru

Natural Gas Workers in Peru May Strike

  Natural gas workers in Peru, South America's biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, said on Friday they had pulled out of wage talks with Argentine energy company Pluspetrol and would vote on a possible strike in a few weeks. Pluspetrol leads the consortium that taps Peru's Camisea fields, the source of the country's daily natural gas output of around 1.2 billion cubic feet. Juan Carlos Vargas, a spokesman for the SUTRAPPEC union that represents 193 of the 494 Camisea workers, said a walkout would halt natural gas production. "There would be no one to pump the gas,"

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Alaska LNG Gets Conditional Approval to Export

  The Alaska LNG project marks another significant milestone with today’s announcement by the United States Department of Energy that it has conditionally authorized the Alaska LNG Project LLC to export liquefied natural gas to non-Free Trade Agreement countries. The application to export up to 20 million metric tons per year of liquefied natural gas from Alaska for a 30-year period was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy last July. Authorization to export to nations with existing free trade agreements with the U.S. was previously received in November 2014. Today’s announceme

USMRC to Continue LNG Bunkering PIC Course

The U.S. Maritime Resource Center’s (USMRC) Maritime Simulation Institute announced that its inaugural Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Bunkering Person in Charge (PIC) course was a success. The course, which ran July 7-11, was developed on behalf of Harvey Gulf International Marine as it prepares to launch its first dual-fuel offshore supply vessel intended to run primarily on liquefied natural gas. To accommodate future demand, USMRC is adding similar courses every month for the remainder of 2014. They will be offered as follows: August 18-22 September 8-12 October 13-17

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Job Opportunities in NE Florida LNG Sector

plans to build a terminal to supply LNG to cargo ships in Jacksonville – the first of its type in the nation and the first LNG facility on the Eastern Seaboard to supply LNG for the maritime, trucking and rail industries. Sea Star Line and Crowley, with operations out of JAXPORT, ordered liquefied natural gas-powered cargo ships. Locally headquartered Crowley Maritime and its Carib Energy division will supply containerized natural gas to two of Coca-Cola’s manufacturing plants in Cayey and Cidra, Puerto Rico. CSX, also headquartered in Jacksonville, is exploring LNG conversion by partnering

Burdeau Appointed COO of GTT

GTT, a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG liquefied natural gas (LNG), announced that its board of directors met on October 14 and appointed Julien Burdeau as chief operating officer of the company, following the proposal of Philippe Berterottière, chairman of the board and CEO.   Burdeau joined GTT in 2013 as vice president, in charge of innovation, a position he will retain. He began his career with the French ministry for industry before he moved into the steelmaking sector in 2002. He gained 11 years of industry experience and

Jenny Gethings (Photo: Seaspan Marine)

Gethings Joins Seaspan Marine as Business Development VP

in the marine industry, including port operations and cargo logistics, and most recently served as director of global projects for Schenker Canada, where she was responsible for numerous projects worldwide. In addition, Gethings has been active closer to home, spearheading several projects in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) business, both in Kitimat and Prince Rupert.  

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MISC Signs up Entire LNG Fleet for ECDIS Training

MISC Berhad has chosen eMaritime Group's ACAT online courses as its ECDIS type specific continuous personal development training solution. The agreement has enabled MISC to sign up its entire fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers while being able to effortlessly monitor all students progress themselves via an online portal on the three different systems throughout their fleet; namely JRC 901, JRC 9201 and FURUNO FEA. ECDIS Annual Competency Assurance Training (Or ACAT) is based on the top 20 questions for inspectors and is a continuation of the already well-established ECDIS training

TOTE President and CEO Anthony Chiarello (left) with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

White House Honors Chiarello for LNG Efforts

during a panel discussion titled “Opening Doors for Opportunity.” TOTE is building the first natural gas-powered containerships in the world to serve Puerto Rico and is converting its ships in Alaska to natural gas; TOTE is the first in the United States to convert its fleet to liquefied natural gas (LNG). The experience has been both exciting and humbling for Chiarello, a fourth-generation member of the shipping and logistics industry. “As a Jones Act domestic carrier, we’re uniquely positioned to create real change in the supply conundrum – availability of fuel

Rex W. Tillerson (Photo: Exxon Mobil)

Exxon CEO: Lifting Crude Export Ban Would Create US Jobs

exports would spur job creation and boost energy security by encouraging new investment that lifts production, Exxon Mobil Corp's chief executive said on Thursday. Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson, speaking to a business group, said trade restrictions should also be lifted for exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, which are subject to lengthy regulatory reviews. Dozens of companies are lining up to export LNG and a superlight type of crude oil known as condensate as U.S. output of oil and gas has surged to a 25-year high, thanks to advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling

LNG Ltd Takes Paul Cavicchi On-board

LNG Ltd Takes Paul Cavicchi On-board

  Liquefied Natural Gas Limited has appointed Paul J. Cavicchi as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 October 2014.  Based in Houston, Paul brings over 25 years leadership experience in the international energy industry across a range of gas nd power projects which includes development and construction of LNG infrastructure. Paul’s most recent executive position was as Executive Vice President of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc. (GSENA) a  ubsidiary of GDF SUEZ Energy International where he supervised and directed all business development efforts

Maritime Regs: Preparing For Future Emission Requirements

leadership, production of Mobilgard 410 NC began prior to the EPA implementation, allowing customers to optimize their engines’ performance from the outset. With interest in alternative fuels growing, ExxonMobil developed Mobilgard 410 NC to be compatible with other fuel options, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) and biodiesel. In the Webinar, you will learn and can ask questions about:   Field trials showing 20% improvement in piston cleanliness compared with a typical Tier III lubricant; Exceptional anti-wear properties that help extend component life; Mobilgard 410

Maurice Brand - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of LNG Ltd

Doris Joins LNG Ltd

  Liquefied Natural Gas Limited has appointed Ms Kinga Doris as General Counsel and Joint Company Secretary.  Ms Doris will take up her appointment in early September 2015, based in Houston, Texas, USA. Ms Doris will be responsible for all statutory, securities, regulatory and other legal activities of the LNGL group as well as management of outside legal counsel across all operations and global project activities.  In this capacity, she will be part of LNGL’s senior leadership team reporting to Maurice Brand, LNGL’s Managing Director and CEO. Mr.  Brand 

Angola LNG Trade Arm Slashes Headcount

The trading arm of Angola's liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project is making deep cuts to the headcount at its London headquarters after shutting its liquefaction plant until mid-2015, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. Angola LNG Marketing has put up to six trading, technical and scheduling staff on leave ahead of a formal severing of ties by the end of the month, the sources said. Angola LNG Marketing declined to comment. The LNG export plant was shut down in April following a major pipe rupture. Exports are expected to resume in the middle of next year following wide-ranging

President /CEO Ventis, Jose Ramon R. Garcia (left), with Managing Director OSM Crew Management Ltd., Tommy Olofsen (right). (Photo: OSM)

‘K’ Line Partners with OSM for LNG Crewing

 In a meeting in Manila on April 18, OSM signed a joint venture agreement with “K” Line’s crewing agency Ventis to provide Filipino crew to “K” Line’s entire fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.   “Today marks a significant milestone in the relationship between ‘K’ Line group and OSM, in that we have signed an MOU for establishing a JV for ‘K’ Line’s LNG Filipino manning,” said Tommy Olofsen, Managing Director for OSM Crew Management.   When the two companies signed the strategic manning partnershi

LNG Ltd Appoints Chief Development & CTO

Liquefied Natural Gas Limited has announced the appointment of Anthony Gelotti as Chief Development Officer based in Houston, Texas, USA. John Baguley, Chief Operating Officer for Magnolia LNG will assume the additional responsibilities of LNGL Chief Technical Officer. Dr Nimalan Gnanendran has been promoted to the position of LNGL Technology Manager.   The above appointments are effective December 1, 2015.   Chief Development Officer:  Anthony Gelotti Gelotti’s responsibilities will include assisting in the close‐out of the full production capacity of Magnolia LNG; developin

Houston May Outgrow its Skilled Labor Supply

choose the Gulf Coast over other markets because its workers have deep experience in the oil and gas industry. "At peak construction we will have about 3,000 jobs on site and 200 full-time employees to operate the facility once it is complete," said Farid Bogani, who leads Sempra's liquefied natural gas export project in Louisiana, just across the Texas border. "There is a wide skill and craft source of labor in this area because of all the offshore work, the pipelines and the chemical plants and refineries," he said. (By Terry Wade; Reporting By Terry Wade; Editing by Nick

Andy Bright (Photo: Braemar Engineering)

Braemar Engineering Restructures Leadership

Recently appointed Managing Director of Braemar Engineering, Sheila McClain, has unveiled the company’s new management team that will spearhead the future strategic direction of the marine engineering and liquefied natural Gas (LNG) expert technical advisory consultancy.   The new team balances expertise, diversity and continuity, and is fully representative of the depth and breadth of expertise that Braemar Engineering offers its customers worldwide, the company said.   Since assuming operational responsibility for Braemar Engineering, McClain has been meeting with staff, clients

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