Tuesday, 01 September 2015


Cold energy ASUs keeps growing in Asia

The fourth cold energy air separation unit (ASU) in China has started commercial operation, signalling the latest in a growing number of cold energy ASUs in the Asia-Pacific region.


Oil prices to fall further, report suggests

The drastic slide on Brent crude was one of the stories of 2014 and continued to run deep into 2015, but a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests oil prices may yet fall further.

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Reliquefaction market entry for Bestobell

The Marine sector of Bestobell has secured two new high profile contracts for its cryogenic globe and check valves. The products are to be fitted in the LNG reliquefaction systems that will be installed on two LNG carriers being constructed in South Korea and two in Japan.

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The LNG boom is on the way

Following four years of a flat supply in LNG, the industry has now entered a period of growth with the start up many sources – according to the latest ‘World LNG Factbook’.

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Global LNG capacity to double by 2019

Predictions from GlobalData state LNG production will more than double, from 341 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) to 811mtpa, by 2019 – based on proposed projects.

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Strong start for Linde in 2015

With profits up 9% to €1.010bn, it’s forecast that operating profits for the Fiscal year will be between €4.1bn and €4.3bn. A weaker Euro results in significant growth in Linde’s revenue of 8.7% €4.398bn.

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Solid first quarter for Air Liquide

Major highlights for the quarter includes the signing of a contract, between the company and Sasol, for Air Liquide to build and operate the largest oxygen production unit in the world – located in South Africa. There were also further acquisitions in healthcare and further developments in hydrogen.

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Solid performance from Air Liquide

The company has announced its results for 2014 in which it has achieved a “solid performance” in a “mixed environment” by recording another year in growth in revenues, operating margin and net profit.

Air Liquide is one of the industry's Tier One major players.

Major German company acquired by Air Liquide

Air Liquide is pursuing the development of its Home Healthcare activity in Europe with the acquisition of Optimal Medical Therapies (OMT), a major player in providing home healthcare services for patients in Germany suffering from chronic illnesses requiring infusion therapy.

Sam Thomas - July 2015

Going full circle at Chart Industries, Inc. Subscription

By Rob Cockerill, published in gasworld magazine

Chart Industries Chairman, President and CEO Sam Thomas discusses the evolution of the company throughout the decades and doing business in a fluctuating energy market.



Air Liquide chosen by Sasol for Africa ASU

25 Feb 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

The company has been chosen to build, own and operate the world’s largest oxygen production unit for Sasol in South Africa. The ASU will have a total capacity of 5,000 tonnes of oxygen per day – a milestone in the history of industrial gas production.

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Hyundai fuel cell car travels record-breaking distance

10 Aug 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

The ix35 was driven for 24 hours continuously, clocking up 2,383km on public roads between Hamburg and Berlin during the time frame – averaging 100km/h and emitting just water vapour.


Cold energy ASUs keeps growing in Asia

10 Aug 2015 | By Rob Cockerill

The fourth cold energy air separation unit (ASU) in China has started commercial operation, signalling the latest in a growing number of cold energy ASUs in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Sassenage hydrogen station opened by Air Liquide

10 Jun 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

The station allows the first users of the HyWay project to recharge their vehicles with hydrogen. Next fall, a second station will be built in Grenoble.

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Air Products opens India’s first hydrogen station

9 Jun 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

The company’s SmartFuel® technology was commissioned at India’s first renewable hydrogen fuelling station – with the inauguration ceremony led by Shri Piyush Goyal marking the occasion.

Other LNG news

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Is Mozambique the new Qatar?

With predicted booms in both GtL and LNG in Mozambique, the country looks set to challenge Qatar as the largest producer of both products very soon.

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Vladivostok LNG plant construction shelved

Russian state gas company Gazprom is postponing construction of the Vladivostok LNG plant on the country’s Pacific Coast – choosing to supply the product to China by pipeline instead.

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World’s first launched by Cryostar

Thanks to its know-how in LNG refuelling station technology Cryostar is proud to announce the release of its brand new LNG Dispenser – the so-called 2.0.


Pentair expands portfolio with new LNG products

Pentair Valves & Controls will present its expanded portfolio of specialised products for the LNG industry at the World Gas Conference (WGC) 2015. Three products designed specifically for LNG applications have been added to the company’s comprehensive offering for this market.

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Höegh LNG signs deal in Chile

The contract, with Octopus LNG SpA, is for the Penco-Lirquén LNG import terminal to be located in Concepción Bay, Chile. The contract is for a period of 20 years and is expected to generate an average annual EBITDA of around $36m.

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