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    McKinsey: Reflection on 2021 global LNG and European pipeline flows


    For liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets, 2021 was another unprecedented year. After the volatility, uncertainty, and record-low spot LNG prices caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the LNG market moved in the opposite direction in 2021.

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    Petronas inks 20-year LNG deal with Venture Global


    Petronas has inked a 20-year sales and purchase agreement with Venture Global LNG for one million tonnes of liquified natural gas (LNG) from the Plaquemines LNG facility in Louisiana.

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    Air Water invests in Taiwan semiconductor gas industry


    Japan-based gas and engineering firm Air Water Inc. (Air Water) has expanded its operations in Taiwan following a USD$2m investment into Hong-Kuang Hi-Tech Co., Ltd (HK), a semiconductor-related gas dealer headquartered in the country.

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    Air Liquide, Lotte Chemical to advance hydrogen economy in Korea


    A joint venture between Air Liquide Korea and global chemical company Lotte Chemical will see the two partners scaling up South Korea’s hydrogen economy through investment into large scale hydrogen filling centres in the cities of Daesan and Ulsan.

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    Air Products brings two ASUs on-stream in Asia


    Air Products has brought two new air separation units (ASUs) on-stream to provide ultra-high purity industrial gases to one of world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers in Asia.

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    Linde reports ‘strong’ Q1 2022 results


    Linde today (28th April) reported its first quarter (Q1) 2022 financial results, highlighting sales of $8.2bn and operating profit of $1.5bn, both representing a 13% growth versus the prior year quarter.

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    Air Liquide reports ‘strong growth’ in Q1 2022 results


    “There was strong growth in this first quarter, which reflects a good level of activity and demonstrates the group’s resilience in a context marked, notably, by inflation and the war in Ukraine.”

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    Energy partners join forces for Indonesia LNG project


    Four Asian energy companies have entered into a joint study agreement to explore the potential of a clean natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Indonesia involving the production of biomethane from palm oil mill effluent (POME).

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    AirPower enters Singapore market


    China-based independent supplier of industrial gases AirPower Technologies (AirPower) has expanded its Southeast Asian market reach following a strategic investment into Singapore-headquartered Smart Gas.

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    KOGAS, Sempra join forces for low-carbon future


    South Korean state-run gas company Korea Gas Corp. (KOGAS) has signed a deal with US energy firm Sempra Infrastructure (Sempra) that will see the partners teaming up to advance decarbonisation initiatives.

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    The outlook in green hydrogen


    The world is on the move. The turbulence in the energy markets, with a sharp rise in the price of coal, gas and oil, is the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel age. At COP26 in Glasgow, it became abundantly clear that, in addition to renewable energies, green ...

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    Gas Lab puts biogas in the spotlight for carbon capture


    Industrial gas manufacturer-exporter SS Gas Lab (Gas Lab) is advancing the environmental and profit potential of biogas and the utilisation of ‘waste’ carbon dioxide (CO2) through its CO2 recycling solutions.

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    INEOS lowers CO2 with $70m refurb at its Indonesia aromatics plant


    The aromatics arm of global chemicals manufacturer INEOS, INEOS Aromatics, has invested $70m into modernising its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant in Merak, Indonesia, reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and increasing site capacity.

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    Nikkiso appoints Regional Vice-President of Southeast Asia


    Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy Group has appointed Chinmay Upadhyat as Regional Vice-President of Southeast Asia to better support customers in the region.

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    PT Pertamina, Marubeni to develop low-carbon solutions in Indonesia


    Japanese industrial product manufacturer Marubeni has entered an agreement with Indonesian energy firm PT Pertamina (Pertamina) to collaborate on decarbonisation projects in Indonesia.

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    CCUS potential in Vietnam


    Decarbonisation can bring opportunities for industrial gases, explains Stephen B. Harrison, Managing Director, sbh4 consulting.

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    Myanmar: From growth hotspot to civil war


    Myanmar’s two largest cities – Yangon and Mandalay – were reportedly a vision of uncharacteristic emptiness earlier this week as the public apparently defied the threats of the military junta and stayed at home in an act of peaceful protest. Myanmar has been under military control since February 2021. What ...

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    A-Gas expands presence in Asia with FUSO acquisition


    Refrigerant gases specialist A-Gas has acquired the assets and business of Japanese refrigerant reclamation and destruction company FUSO, offering A-Gas access to an expanded market.

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    Atlas Copco acquires HHV Pumps


    Atlas Copco has today (21st Jan) completed the acquisition of HHV Pumps.

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    In focus… The electronics market in 2022


    Rob Cockerill looks at the current trends in the electronics sector, future expectations, and what all of this means for the specialty gases business – and helium in particular.