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    Qatar Petroleum ink 15-year LNG supply deal with CPC, Taiwan


    A Sales and Purchase Agreement 1.25 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) was signed today, the 9 th of July 2021, by Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President and CEO, Qatar Petroleum, and Shun-Chin Lee, President and Acting Chairman, CPC. ...

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    Wärtsilä signs multiple LNG vessel support agreement with Nakilat


    Support agreements have been signed by technology group Wärtsilä for LNG carriers owned by Qatar-based shipping company, Nakilat.

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    Qatar Petroleum to become 100% owner of Qatargas


    Qatar Petroleum will not be renewing the Qatargas Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (QG1) joint venture and will become the sole owner of Qatargas from 2022.

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    Sinopec inks major LNG deal with Qatar Petroleum


    Qatar Petroleum will supply China Petroleum Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) with two million tonnes of LNG every year for a ten-year term.

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    Waiting for Amur – what’s next for helium markets?


    Since Covid-19 took a chunk out of helium demand and brought Helium Shortage 3.0 to a rather abrupt end in February 2020, there has been a relative lack of headline events impacting helium markets. The market has seen sufficient supply, the end of steep price increases and no large new ...

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    Kornbluth: Lifting Qatar embargo should improve helium logistics


    Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia announced that it was restoring diplomatic relations with Qatar and immediately lifting its air, land and sea embargo that has been in place for more than three and a half years.

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    Baker Hughes lands major LNG turbomachinery order


    Baker Hughes has landed a major LNG turbomachinery order from Qatar Petroleum for the North Field East (NFE) Project.

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    Tristar launches cryogenic transport service in GCC


    Global logistics company Tristar Group has announced its joint venture in Saudi Arabia, United Stars, has signed a long-term contract with Sharjah Oxygen Company (SOC) to transport cryogenic liquids between the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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    Air Products to supply Qatargas with LNG technology


    Air Products has been selected to provide its proprietary AP-X® natural gas liquefaction process technology and equipment to Qatargas for the first phase of Qatar Petroleum’s LNG production expansion project in Ras Laffan, the State of Qatar.

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    Qatargas delivers first Q-Flex LNG cargo


    Qatargas has delivered the first cargo of LNG on a Q-Flex LNG carrier to the Adriatic LNG receiving terminal in Italy.

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    Qatar signs $19bn LNG deal


    Qatar Petroleum has entered into three agreements to reserve LNG ship construction capacity in the Republic of Korea for its future LNG carrier fleet requirements, including its ongoing expansion projects in the North Field and the US.

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    Coronavirus likely to impact helium


    The announcement that China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) has declared force majeure due to the impact of coronavirus on its demand for LNG, provides a reminder that helium markets are also likely to feel at least a temporary impact from the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Europe dominates LNG import story in 2019


    Global LNG production jumped in 2019, triggering oversupply and low prices that are expected to persist in 2020, says report by Independent Commodity Intelligence Services (ICIS).


    MENA 2019: Day one recap


    The MENA region is both a region in the midst of change and still a major land of growth for the industrial gases industry.

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    Qatar Petroleum to raise LNG production, helium potential


    State-owned Qatar Petroleum will raise Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity to 126 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) by 2027, an increase of 64% from the current 77 mtpa.

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    Qatargas and BASF sign agreement


    LNG firm Qatargas, acting on behalf of Qatar Petroleum, has signed a technology license agreement with chemicals company BASF for the North Field Expansion Project in Qatar.

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    Australia and India growth engines of LNG


    According to GlobalData, Australia and India will be the significant contributors for capacity growth in Asia and Oceania’s LNG Industry for the outlook period 2018 to 2022.

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    Regional markets – Focus on Middle East


    In 2016, the Middle East industrial gases business generated revenues of $2.3bn, up from $875m in 2006, indicating an impressive average annual growth rate of just under 10%, in-keeping with the region’s wide reputation as one of the key emerging markets for the industry.

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    Helium: Qatar 4 plant considered


    The keenly anticipated Qatar 3 helium plant is still subject to well-documented delays, yet gas world understands the prospect of a further Qatar 4 plant is understood to be in consideration, says Luke Manickam and Rob Cockerill.

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    Pipeline leak delays Qatar III helium project


    Local reports in Korea suggest a multi-billion dollar dispute is in-progress between Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Barzan Gas Company, the latter essentially being the source of feedgas for the keenly anticipated Qatar 3 helium plant.