US-based project company Cheniere Energy has started to produce LNG at the first 4.5 Mt/year train of its US$15bn Corpus Christi liquefaction and export terminal project in Texas (United States) and the facility is on its way to ship its first-ever cargo. The 170,000 m3 floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Golar Tundra has arrived at the facility and will depart with the first shipment shortly.
Emirati state-run oil and gas company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has unveiled plans to invest AED5.1bn (US$1.4bn) to upgrade the operations of the Bu Hasa onshore oil field (United Arab Emirates) from 550,000 bbl/d up to 650,000 bbl/d by the end of 2020 as per its 2030 smart growth strategy.
The European Commission has adopted a decision to amend the existing European Union's energy efficiency legislation to take account of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Indeed, the energy consumption figures currently highlighted in the revised Energy Efficiency Directive and the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union are based on EU28 figures and do not take into account the Brexit.
Brazilian state-held oil and gas company Petrobras has started oil and natural gas production from a second floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) installed in the Búzios 2 area, in the pre-salt of Santos Basin offshore Brazil (approximately 210 km off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro).