China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has put China's first, and also the world's largest, LNG storage tank into service at its Qingdao LNG Receiving Terminal.
QatarEnergy has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with China Petrochemical Corporation for the North Field South expansion project, as well as a long term sales and purchase agreement of 3 million tpy of LNG.
ADNOC Gas plc has announced an agreement, valued between US$450 million – US$550 million, to supply LNG to PetroChina International Company Ltd.
Sea Jade Investment Ltd, a joint venture company formed between China City Gas, Fortune Clean Energy, and Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Ltd, have signed a newbuilding contract with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co Ltd for two LNG carriers.
Eastern Pacific Shipping recently became the manager of the first bulk carrier to complete LNG bunkering operations at Zhoushan Anchorage, China.
On 16 August 2023, Australia, Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Chinese Taipei, and the US met through their representatives to reiterate their commitment to the Global Methane Pledge.
Angelicoussis Group’s LNG carrier, Maran Gas Coronis, has delivered the first LNG cargo to China’s Nansha Guangzhou LNG terminal.
World Fuel Services Corporation has completed an LNG bunkering operation for the refuelling of a carrier at a Chinese port, with the new Hapag-Lloyd ship Berlin Express becoming only the second carrier to be refuelled with bonded LNG in the port.
Zheijang Energy International Ltd, and Mexico Pacific Ltd, have announced that they have signed a sales and purchase agreement.
In the July 2023 issue of LNG Industry, Richard Acklam, Associate Principal, Charles River Associates, highlights the key trends in the Asia Pacific LNG market, whilst touching on relevant global developments to analyse how they are affecting the Asia Pacific region. This special report lists the references for this article.