Natural Gas Daily: January 4th, 2021
The first commercial cargo of LNG was unloaded into Croatia’s Krk LNG regasification terminal January 1, for the local subsidiary of Hungarian Gas Trade (MFGK), the company said. The commissioning cargo was the pipeline equivalent of 91mn m3.
- Heavily reliant on Russian imports, Hungary and Croatia see this new natural gas supply route as of strategic significance, as well as the start of MFGK’s involvement in the Krk LNG terminal, MFGK said.
- In the summer, Qatari Powerglobe said it had booked the terminal's capacity from January 1 but there was no statement on its website about the ultimate source of the LNG.
State-run CNPC's domestic oil and gas production in 2020 hit a record of 200mn metric tons of oil equivalent, it said on January 4 in a statement.
- The company's oil and gas output account for 50% and 70% of the country's total production, respectively.
Italian Eni and Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) have started gas and condensate production from the Mahani field in onshore Concession Area B, the Italian company said.
- "This is the first step in the further evaluation of the Mahani gas and condensate discovery, announced last January, that is estimated to hold significant resources of natural gas and associated condensate. The production start-up has been achieved in less than two years from contact signature and less than one year since discovery announcement," Eni said. It was the emirate's first onshore disovery in 37 years.
Russian exporter Gazprom started supplying gas to Serbia, as well as to Bosnia and Herzegovina January 1, using the TurkStream pipeline from Russia that crosses the Black Sea, lands in western Turkey and goes north to Bulgaria.
“TurkStream is a state-of-the-art, efficient and reliable gas pipeline that is in high demand by European consumers. The number of European countries receiving Russian gas via TurkStream has grown to six. Along with Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia and Romania, this opportunity is now available in Serbia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” said Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller.
- ‘Total is pleased to further strengthen its eastern Mediterranean position as an operator of this exploration and production agreement,’’ it said, adding that gas was found offshore last July with the Bashrush well on the North El Hammad licence, to be developed through a tie-in to nearby existing infrastructure.
- Total holds a working interest of 25% in the North El Hammad licence, alongside operator Eni (37.5%) and the UK major BP (37.5%).
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) said it delivered Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel, FueLNG Bellina, to FueLNG.
- FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel O&M and Anglo-Dutch major Shell, named the vessel in October last year.