Wednesday, 23 April 2014

North America US from space

‘Evident need’ to fast-track LNG export plants

While fracking technology has placed the US as the world’s largest natural gas producer, the lack of approved LNG export terminals has prevented energy companies from competing in the growing global LNG market, says an analyst with GlobalData.

PEGAL award

President Engineering Group wins local award

President Engineering Group (PEGL) is celebrating winning the prestigious Made in Sheffield ‘SME Award’ at a ceremony held at Cutler’s Hall in Sheffield, UK on 10th April.

LNG on Madeira Island

First LNG on Madeira Island facilitated

An initial fleet out of 40 specially constructed ISO containers, designed and built by Chart Ferox, was used recently to realise the LNG ambitions on Madeira Island.

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“Great response” for Bestobell

Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), attended the Gastech 2014 exhibition in South Korea recently and had a great response from visitors across the globe, including a significant number from South Korea and Japan.

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Ichthys LNG reaches step closer

The first dry dock hull block erection was celebrated yesterday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea – where the facility is being constructed.

Euro coins finance statistics

Huge growth in Q1 for McPhy Energy

Preparing for the acceleration of its development strategy, McPhy Energy recorded impressively strong growth in its first quarter 2014 sales of €774,000, up 50% year-on-year.

Chinese currency

Double-digit increase for CIMC ENRIC

CIMC Enric Holdings Limited (CIMC ENRIC) recently announced its audited annual results for the year ended 31st December 2013 and has seen turnover rise 23.5% over full year 2012.

Euro finance pen currency

SOL directors approve “positive” results

Stability in Italy but positive sales abroad for SOL which witnessed the technical gases division experiencing a slight decline in sales but homecare profits increased.

Merger agreement deal

Luxfer acquires Vexxel Composites

Luxfer Group has announced that it has acquired Vexxel Composites, a manufacturer of high-pressure composite cylinders for containment of compressed natural gas (CNG). The company will operate as part of the group’s global Luxfer Gas Cylinders Division.

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Industrial gases supporting entire natural gas production chain Subscription

By Stuart Radnedge

This fortnight’s gasInsight feature looks at the vital role our industry plays across the entire petrochemical processing spectrum. Part One is below with Part Two published in two weeks time.

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Technology

Air Liquide R&D 2012

Air Liquide expands offering of TAKEO cylinder

17 Apr 2014 | By Rob Cockerill

Air Liquide is broadening the reach of its TAKEO™ medical oxygen cylinder to more countries around the world, helping to meet medical demands and ensure increasing patient safety.

Water drops on glass

First in Asian market for method

15 Apr 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

Air Products has announced it has become the first Asian manufacturer of sodium silicate used in the overall oxygen combustion system project.

North America night view

Honeywell’s UOP Technology chosen

10 Apr 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that Mistral Midstream, Inc., has selected Honeywell’s UOP Russell modular equipment to recover valuable natural gas liquids (NGLs) from natural gas produced in southern Saskatchewan, Canada.

Molten steel manufacture

Praxair starts up Peru ASU

9 Apr 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

The company has started an air separation plant in Peru – which has expanded their supply of oxygen to a leading steel maker.

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Developments made with cryo-units

9 Apr 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

Cryofridge, a Frappa group brand, has taken a pioneering step in the onboard refrigeration market by entrusting Crouzet Automation with the control of its indirect nitrogen cryo-units.

Other LNG news

LNG ship

GDF SUEZ in LNG Asia deal

The company has announced it has secured its first long term LNG sale to Asia with a 0.8mtpa (million tonnes per annum) contract to CPC of Taiwan.

Chart-Shell-gas_world

Chart Ferox in Shell LNG station deal

It has been announced by Chart Industries that it has secured a deal with Shell to construct three LNG fuelling stations for heavy-duty trucks in the Netherlands.

Sakhalin II in Russia

Sakhalin-2 produced 50 million tonnes

The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant operated by Sakhalin Energy has produced 50m tonnes of LNG – the company has announced.

LNG ship

China set for LNG demand?

A new report highlights China as requiring more and more LNG with growth of 25% annually during the last four years – with the last two months witnessing a spike in imports of up to 80%.

Conferences

Gastech to highlight LNG progress

Two of the speakers are being provided by Air Products, who will be taking to the stage in South Korea today and tomorrow.

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