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Gazprom Marketing & Trading’s newly delivered LNG carrier Pskov received bunkers (heavy fuel oil and marine gas oil) at the port of Nakhodka in the Primorskiy Region of Russia. This marks the first time a GM&T time-chartered LNG vessel has bunkered in a Russian port. Bunkers were provided by GazpromNeft Marine Bunker.

A recent U.S. Energy Information Administration report indices that China relies heavily on domestic coal (and to a lesser extent oil) to meet rising energy consumption. To reduce air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, the Chinese government is attempting to replace some of the country's coal and oil use with natural gas.

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP)-- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Wednesday "it makes no sense" to start construction of the South Stream pipeline, which is to bypass Ukraine to transport Russian natural gas to Europe, without an agreement on its legality between the EU and Moscow.

Santos (40%) and operator GDF SUEZ (60%) announced the Bonaparte LNG project will consider options other than floating LNG technology to develop the Petrel, Tern and Frigate natural gas fields, located 250 km offshore west of Darwin, Australia. These options will include a pipeline connection to Darwin.

KBR received a letter of award from Hyundai Heavy Industries to perform engineering design services for the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company’s Al-Nasr full-field development project, located offshore Abu Dhabi.

Hoegh LNG announced the floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) Lampung project, off Indonesia, began commercial operation in mid-July for its client Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN).

ABS has been chosen to class the world’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN).

The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning of Turkey approved the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for South Stream Pipeline’s offshore section in Turkey.

Arrow Energy plans to develop a 580-km pipeline from north of Moranbah to Gladstone, Queensland, Australia. As proposed, the Arrow Bowen Pipeline will transport coal seam gas from the Bowen Basin to a gas hub 22-km west of Gladstone, where it will join the proposed Arrow Surat Pipeline.

Statoil is moving forward with development of the Valemon field in the North Sea. In late July, 9,700-ton topsides were lifted into place on the steel jacket by the Saipem 7000 crane vessel.

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