Daily Digest: January 24th, 2020
China imported a record 60.25mn metric tons of LNG last year, the customs department’s data published January 23 showed.
Japan’s LNG imports last year were 77.32mn mt, down 6.7% on the previous year, according to the provisional data released by country’s finance ministry on January 23.
India may look to renegotiate the pricing of its long-term LNG import contract with Qatar amid falling spot rates, country’s petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan said January 23 in New Delhi, Press Trust of India reported. After successfully conducting the 9th and the 10th city gas licensing rounds, India is expected to launch the 11th round soon.
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) has presented to regulators a final plan to support continued gas deliveries via the Dampier to Bunbury pipeline (DBP) in Western Australia.
OMV Petrom, the Romanian subsidiary of Austria’s OMV, has launched a sales process for its upstream assets in Kazakhstan, according to a prospectus seen by Reuters.
German utility Uniper has appointed Niek den Hollander as chief commercial officer with effect from June 1, 2020. Finnish utility Fortum is poised to control Uniper, with nearly all approvals received for its application to buy a 70% stake.
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