Natural Gas Daily: October 2nd, 2020
BP has agreed with shipowner Golar LNG on an 11-month delay for the hook-up of the converted Gimi floating LNG vessel, which will be used to develop the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project off Mauritania and Senegal, Golar LNG said on October 1.
BP leads a consortium developing GTA that also includes Texas-based Kosmos, Senegal's Petrosen and Mauritania's SMPHM.
They took a final investment decision (FID) on the project's first phase, which will produce 2.5mn metric tons/yr of LNG, in December 2018.
Gazprom used, in September, all routes less – except TurkStream which was stable.
The company is eager to improve its cost control, after promising shareholders increased dividends and lower capital expenditure in the coming years.
Norwegian authorities have approved the start-up of the first phase of Aker BP's Aerfugl gas and condensate field, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said.
- Aker BP operates Aerfugl with a 23.8% stake, with its partners comprising Norway's Equinor, Germany's Wintershall Dea and Poland's PGNiG.
- The second phase is due to start up fully in 2023, although one of its wells was brought online in April this year.
State-run Indian Oil Corporation plans to deploy 50 buses using hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG) as fuel on the roads of Delhi in the coming days, company chairman Shrikant Madhav Vaidya said on October 1.
- The Indian government permitted the use of HCNG as an automobile fuel earlier this week.