EnergyQuest: Australia’s LNG exports near 60 mt in 2017-2018

first_imgEnergyQuest said that Queensland’s gas flowed west at a net rate of 2.8 PJ, continuing the trend in June.CSG production increased slightly, the review shows. Production from fields operated by the LNG producers was 111 PJ in June, up from 106 PJ in May.Total LNG pipeline flows were 97 PJ in June compared with 98 PJ in May.Queensland short-term domestic gas prices in June were well above those in May. Southern short-term domestic gas prices in June were also above May levels. Gas flows and CSG production up Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports rose 18.5 percent to 59.7 million tonnes in 2017-18, according to a report by the energy consultancy, EnergyQuest.The largest contributor to the jump in exports were the shipments from Chevron’s Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG projects.Gorgon LNG’s exports rose by 6.9 million tons to 12.7 mt while the Wheatstone LNG project contributed 2.1 mt, as both facilities are moving towards full production capacity of 15.6 mtpa and 8.9 mtpa from Gorgon and Wheatstone, respectively.Shipments to China were also a significant contributor as China accounted for 34 percent of Australian LNG deliveries rising by 6.5 mtpa, the consultancy said.The largest importer of Australian LNG volumes remains Japan with 46 percent, as deliveries increased by 2.1 mt in the year. Deliveries to South Korea also increased and comprised 11 percent of deliveries, coming from both east and west coast projects.EnergyQuest estimates LNG export revenue was $30.8 billion in 2017-18, up 38 percent on the previous year due to both higher export volumes and higher prices, reflecting higher oil prices to which LNG prices are indexed.Asian spot LNG prices have risen during June and the Platts JKM reached US$11.60/MMBtu in mid-June (for July deliveries) before dropping to $10.37/MMBtu (for August deliveries) late in the month.Deliveries from the LNG projects on the West coast shipped 3.8 million tons in June, compared to 3.2 mt in May, while East coast projects shipped 1.63 mt in June compared to 1.57 mt in May.last_img read more

Ndubuoke Faults NFF on Choice of Cities

first_imgIt raises doubt on fairness, equity and sincerity of purpose in the entire bidding exercise given the fact that one zone alone, out of the six geo-political zones in the country, was alloted three cities namely Benin, Uyo and Asaba while the South West was given two slots (venues) in Lagos alone.Agreed that some parts of the country may not be favourably disposed towards female participation in sports, the South East is certainly a home for women football.That such a zone was not considered by the NFF and the Bid Committee is unacceptable. That the South East which has been the nation’s feeding/recruitment ground for female footballers in the country since the commencement of the women game was suspiciously omitted in the provisional choice of cities to host the proposed FIFA Women World Cup is unfair and unjustifiable.The South East, over the years, has produced more than 70% of national team players in all tiers of the female national football teams. Same goes with clubs in the women domestic league in the country. It therefore becomes very surprising if not shocking to observe that the zone with five states and world class football stadia and solid sporting facilities was exempted in the provision of cities for the global sporting fiesta.Moreover, the South Eastern governors have shown immense commitment towards sporting excellence in the country. These are factors that should have been considered while this decision of national importance is being contemplated.Recently, Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha voted millions of naira for the rehabilitation of the Dan Anyiam Stadium to prove his commitment towards taking sports to the next level in the state in particular and the nation at large. Ihedioha made it clear during his campaigns before his election into office that sports will be giving a paramount place in his administration to engage our youths gainfully and take them off the streets. This will further act as catalysts to curbing crime. With less than 100 days in office, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives has lived upto his pledges, promises and campaign vows. He is fast turning Imo State into the sporting centre of the entire South East.“It is expected that these should have been considered by the bid team constituted by the NFF while coming up with its decision or choice of host cities for the proposed sporting event.“On these premises, one can only call on the NFF and its bid team/committee to do a rethink, beat a fast retreat and make a bold u-turn in this unfair decision to exempt the South East from this “developmental project”. You don’t deny the hen that lays the golden egg her honour of feeding, even if you decide not to give her more food than others!”concludes Ndubuoke.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former board member of the nation’s soccer governing body, NFF, Chief Fan Ndubuoke has faulted the NFF on the choice of cities chosen to host next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, should Nigeria get the nod of the world soccer governing body.Ndubuoke in a statement yesterday, noted that the NFF erred by ignoringcities in the South East zone, even as he called for a rethink.The statement by Ndubuoke: “The decision of the nation’s football governing body, NFF to ignore and exempt the South East among the cities selected across the geo-political zones in the country considered to host the proposed FIFA U -20 Women World Cup next year is to say the least most unfortunate, unacceptable, very questionable and above all, insensitive.last_img read more

We haven’t signed Sulley Muntari – Hearts of Oak rubbish transfer rumours

first_imgAccra-based club Hearts of Oak have debunked claims that they have signed former Inter Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari.Speculation has been rife on social media that the club had added the Black Stars player to their ranks.However, Hearts of Oak denied this and stated on Twitter that all their new signings will be announced the club.They urged their fans to only rely on the club’s official social media handles for transfer information.“Hearts of Oak wants to notify the general sporting public that we have not signed Ghana International Sulley Muntari as it’s being reported by the media,” the club’s statement said.“Hearts is a Premier club in Ghana and will continue to set the standards, we, therefore, urge our supporters not to rely on information unless it comes from our official handles.”🗣 | @HeartsOfOakGH wants to notify the general sporting public that we have not signed Ghana International Sulley Muntari as it’s being reported by the media. Sulley is a great player and a friend of the club. We will continue to unveil the players we have signed.— Phobians (@HeartsOfOakGH) April 24, 202035-year-old Muntari has played for some of Europe’s biggest clubs including Inter Milan and AC Milan, winning the Champions League with the former, but has been without a club since he left Albacete last summer.However, the player appears to be desperate for a return to the game and was recently even eyeing up a call-up to the senior national [email protected] is the Premier club in Ghana and will continue to set the standards, we therefore urge our supporters not to rely on information unless it comes from our official handles.🔴💛🔵#AHOSC— Phobians (@HeartsOfOakGH) April 24, 2020He has earned 84 caps for the Black Stars and scored 20 goals.last_img read more

Iowa’s political parties ‘in lock step’ on mechanics of reporting Caucus results

first_imgJOHNSTON — The leaders of Iowa’s two major political parties say they’re meeting with vendors and are planning to use the same “app” for reporting the results of the Iowa Caucuses on February 3, 2020.Iowa Democrats — for the first time ever — will be holding a series of “virtual caucuses” before Caucus Night and Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price says it takes time to put all the pieces in place.“We’re working with security experts right now to make sure that we have the protections we need so that we don’t have any foreign interference or outside interference in our process,” Price says.The Democratic National Committee has given tentative approval to the plan for virtual caucuses.“In September, we’re going to start a robust education program around all of this,” Price says. “…In the month of May, I think I did 30 different events around the state talking about what the changes are to the caucuses and we will have more information on that when we get into the fall and when we have more of our processes figured out.”Iowa Republican Party chairman Jeff Kaufmann says even though no candidate has campaigned Iowa to challenge President Trump’s re-election, Republicans also will cast votes on their presidential preference on February 3.“Anything we do in terms of reporting, we would like to do together,” Kaufmann says. “We’re still in negotiations in terms of how we are going to do that, technology that we’re going to use.”Kaufmann says about 95 percent of Republican precincts used the mobile app to report caucus results in 2016, while about two-thirds of Democratic precincts in 2016 submitted results electronically. Both parties operated a dial-in system for reporting results in 2016 and plan to do so again for the 2020 Caucuses. Kaufmann says the two parties “are in lock-step” when it comes to the mechanics of reporting results.Kaufmann and Price made their comments during taping of the “Iowa Press” program that airs tonight on Iowa Public Television.last_img read more