US Coast Guard Green Lights First Cameron LNG Export

first_imgThe Cameron Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project came a step closer to loading its first LNG cargo for global export as U.S. Coast Guard personnel wrapped up a safety inspection at the site.The safety inspection included a review of the terminal’s design, construction, equipment, operations, maintenance, personnel training and firefighting systems. Cameron LNG also submitted its Marine Operations Manual and Emergency Manual to the Coast Guard for examination.The project is nearing its first LNG cargo export after obtaining approval from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export up to 14.95 Mtpa to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries and non-FTA countries. In April 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the final environmental impact statement to construct and operate the liquefaction facility. FERC authorized the project in June 2014.Cameron LNG’s partners are Mitsui & Co., Sempra LNG & Midstream, Mitsubishi Corporation, Total, and NYK Line. In December 2016, Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) unveiled plans for a 165,000 cbm LNG carrier for the project. The vessel is scheduled for delivery from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding’s yard in 2019.Following delivery, the LNG carrier will transport the LNG produced at the Cameron project to Japanese Toho Gas and Tohoku Electric through Mitsubishi Corporation’s Singapore-based energy business subsidiary, Diamond Gas International.last_img read more

Gavin Moynihan eyes Walker Cup success at Royal Lytham

first_img The United States have won 35, lost eight and halved one of the previous 44 biennial contests between the top amateur players from either side of the Atlantic, although their advantage is only 7-6 since 1989. Great Britain and Ireland have also won four of the last five contests on home soil and Moynihan, one of a record five Irish players on the 10-man team, believes the fast, dry conditions will again benefit Nigel Edwards’ young side. “Home advantage is huge this week I think because the Americans have never seen Lytham like this ever,” said the 20-year-old, who is the sole survivor from the side beaten 17-9 at National Golf Links in 2013. ” It was very firm at National two years ago, but it’s a different level since we got here on Monday. It was green on Monday and now it’s like bronzy. “You see the 18th, once you hit the fairway it’s gone, 80, 90 yards of run. I think that’s a huge thing for us as we play in it a lot. Most of the boys are members at links courses, as well. “A lot of tournaments over here are won with two, three over par and Americans are used to shooting four, five, six under. I think that type of golf suits us and we are in a better mindset.” Edwards, who is the first person in the modern era to serve as captain three times, revealed his side had received hundreds of good-luck messages, including letters from the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Padraig Harrington and Darren Clarke. The 47-year-old Welshman also brought in former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley to talk to his players this week, while opposite number John Miller has learnt lessons from the United States’ defeat at Gleneagles – and his own beer business. ” Without being critical of anyone in regards to the Ryder Cup, I would say that my overall takeaway was that I wanted to make this competition more fun,” said Miller, who saw Phil Mickelson publicly criticise the captaincy of Tom Watson following the five-point defeat in 2014. “I want each player to vest in the process. Each one of them has as much input as I have. Yes, there will be a hard decision or two to make, and I’ll make it, but they are the ones that are doing the playing, and I’m listening to them. Ireland’s Gavin Moynihan believes home advantage will be “huge” as Great Britain and Ireland seek to regain the Walker Cup at Royal Lytham this weekend. “We’ve had pretty much consensus agreement on everything. It’s not me as an autocrat saying one thing or the other. “I observed what happened (at Gleneagles) and I took it into account. But the style that I have is the management style I have in my business. I’m a beer wholesaler and I work with my guys and we’re a team. “I listen to the guy that’s on the street, the one calling on the customer, the guy stocking the shelves. I don’t go in and tell him what to do. I let him tell me what he needs to do and how I can help him be better at his job. T hat’s my philosophy in business and I haven’t changed it here.” Hunter Stewart, who won all four of his matches in America’s Palmer Cup victory over Europe in June, also believes he and his team-mates can learn from Europe’s team spirit in their recent Ryder Cup dominance. “Y ou see in Ryder Cups that Europeans find guys together where one plus one equals three and they get more out of each other than they would in a normal week,” the 22-year-old from Kentucky said. “Ian Poulter is a monster in the Ryder Cup and he’s a really good player, but you see things that he does there and it’s incredible. “I think Europeans embrace that idea of it being more of a team sport in this kind of competition than the Americans do. They don’t get bogged down in the golf ball changes or the bad shots hit by their partners. “Europeans just handle all that stuff better and have a great attitude and just get through it all. I think the guys on our team have the ability to do that this week.” A total of 26 points are up for grabs at Lytham, with four foursomes followed by eight singles on Saturday and another four foursomes followed by 10 singles on Sunday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Sunil Gavaskar, Trevor Bayliss back Alastair Cook to surpass Sachin Tendulkar in Tests

first_imgAlastair Cook, on Monday, became the first England cricketer to cross the 10,000-run mark in Test cricket, and the youngest overall, beating Sachin Tendulkar’s record by five months by reaching the milestone at the age of 31 years and five months.The England captain also is in line to go past Tendulkar Test aggregate, according to former India captain Sunil Gavaskar.Tendulkar, who ended his Test career with 15921 runs, was 31 years, 10 months 20 days old when he scored his 10,000th run in 2005.”Well the big advantage that England always has is that they are always playing a minimum of 11-12 Test matches on an average in a year. In 11-12 Test matches even if you score 50 runs per Test match you are getting about 500 runs every year,” Gavaskar told NDTV.”So over the next 6-7 years there might be a period when he (Cook) might have a terrific year where he might score a 1000 runs so that will certainly give him a chance. He has got age on his side, he is also one of the very fit players. He is less than 32 years and if he plays for 6-8 more years he has got a very good chance,” he said.’COOK’S ACHIEVEMENT MORE SPECIAL’Cook is the 12th batsman and only the second opener to get to 10,000 runs in Tests, after Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Rahul Dravid, Kumar Sangakkara, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Mahela Jayawardene, Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Gavaskar himself.Cook achieved the feat during England’s nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka at Durham yesterday.advertisementAsked whether Cook’s achievement was even more special considering that he’s an opening batsman, Gavaskar replied in the affirmative.”It definitely does because the ball does swing around a little bit more, the pitches can sometimes a little bit lively. So you are playing in different conditions, different pitches. Playing in England is much more difficult against quality opposition. So I think Alastair Cook certainly deserves a lot of praise for getting there,” he said.BAYLISS BACKS THE ENGLAND CAPTAINEngland coach Trevor Bayliss resonated with Gavaskar’s comments saying time was in Cook’s side.”It will be about how long he wants to keep doing it,” said Bayliss.”But certainly there is time on his side, so there is no reason he couldn’t if his heart is still in it and his will to do it is still there,” the Australian added.Former Sri Lanka coach Bayliss has no doubt of Cook’s quality.”He is right up there with any of the best international players. He has these powers of concentration,” he said.”He is not the biggest stroke-player of all time – (but) he knows his game very well, he is very patient and he sticks to it.”To be able to do that over the period of time he has played and score as many runs as he has is a fantastic effort.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more