Woodside: Wheatstone LNG Train 1 commissioning nearing completion

first_imgThe commissioning of Wheatstone LNG project’s first liquefaction train is in the final stages, Woodside’s CEO Peter Coleman said.The Chevron-led project west of Onslow, Australia completed offshore platform hook-up and commissioning required for LNG Train 1 start-up.Woodside informed in its quarterly report that the trunkline is pressurized and ready to supply gas onshore where LNG Train 1 final commissioning is well advanced and nearing completion.The start-up of the second liquefaction train is expected six to eight months after the Train 1 start-up.At full capacity, the two liquefaction trains will be producing 8.9 million tons per annum of LNG.Wheatstone LNG is a joint venture between Australian units of Chevron (64.14 percent), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (13.4 percent), Woodside (13 percent), and Kyushu Electric Power Company (1.46 percent), together with PE Wheatstone, part owned by JERA (8 percent).LNG cargo deliveries and Pluto expansion plansWoodside, that reported a 20.7 mmboe production during the second quarter of 2017 noted that the production was impacted by two temporary unplanned outages at the Karratha gas plant.With the outages, the North West Shelf project delivered 60 cargoes, while the Pluto LNG plant exported 16 cargoes, achieving daily and weekly production records along the way.Woodside noted that studies on the expansion of the Pluto LNG plant have progressed with concept options nearing completions.Expressions of interest have been sought for FEED and the development of binding EPC bids to support planned final investment decision in the second half of 2018.Results of the cold high-rate trial confirmed there is additional available pre-treatment capacity which may be utilized through expansion scope.Woodside’s CEO Coleman also said that the North West Shelf project participants have proposed non-binding key terms to process gas through the Karratha Gas Plant to other resource owners.The participants are now negotiating with the resource owners and targeting preliminary agreements in early 2018.last_img read more

Syracuse drops 6 spots to No. 18 in Inside Lacrosse poll

first_imgAfter losing two of three games since the last update, Syracuse (7-5, 0-3 Atlantic Coast) dropped six spots in this week’s Inside Lacrosse poll, to No. 18. It’s the third-straight week the Orange has dropped in the poll.Just hours after last week’s rankings came out, Syracuse lost on the road to now-No. 9 Northwestern. SU snuck out a win at an unranked Princeton, 17-16, that wasn’t decided until the final seconds. But on Saturday, Syracuse returned to the Carrier Dome and was crushed by now-No. 16 Duke, losing 17-10.There are now five ACC teams above the Orange in the poll: No. 2 Boston College, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 10 Virginia, No. 14 Virginia Tech and No. 16 Duke. Three of those teams still remain on SU’s schedule: VT, BC and UNC.Boston College remains one of two undefeated teams in Division I, at 13-0. No. 1 Stony Brook is 9-0.Syracuse’s next game is on the road, when the Orange travels to Baltimore, Maryland, to take on Loyola (Maryland) on Thursday. Loyola is up one spot to No. 6 in this week’s poll after beating two unranked teams last week, American and Boston University.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 2, 2018 at 3:46 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3center_img Commentslast_img read more

Tough Policy Talk Azar Takes To The Hill – With Lots Of

first_img This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. While [former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom] Price distinguished himself as a zealous opponent of the ACA, [nominee Alex] Azar has the opportunity to enact a proactive agenda to improve America’s health care. But first he has to decide whether he’s going to be an agent for the future or a captive of his past as an executive for a top U.S. drug company. Azar can revive HHS’s mission to “enhance the health and well-being of Americans,” or follow the profit-driven path he plowed at Eli Lilly which jacked up the price of insulin by 225 percent since 2011. (Margarida Jorge and Ethan Rome, 1/8) The New York Times: Republicans In Congress Are Failing America’s Children CNBC: HHS Nominee Azar Needs To Come Clean On Obamacare, Medicare In Senate Hearings After passing a lavish tax cut for corporations and wealthy families, Congress hastily left town last month without reauthorizing the federal-state health insurance program, which benefits nearly nine million children. Authorization expired in September, and so far states have kept CHIP going with unspent funds carried over from previous appropriations. Before Christmas, Congress allocated $2.85 billion to the program, saying that the money would take care of the children’s needs until the end of March. But that appears to have been a gross miscalculation, because the Trump administration said on Friday that some states would start running out of money after Friday, Jan. 19. (1/8) Bloomberg: Britain’s Health-Care Choice center_img The News & Observer: ACA Alive And Well In NC Tough Policy Talk: Azar Takes To The Hill – With Lots Of Questions To Answer; Congress Should Step Up For Kids’ Insurance Opinion writers offer strong thoughts, advice on a number of health policy issues now in the news. Can a relatively low-tax country run a high-quality, taxpayer-funded health service that’s free to all? Britain’s National Health Service suggests the answer is no.The NHS is good at some things but bad, bordering on disastrous, at others. Its great virtue is truly universal coverage, no questions asked — and by international standards, the system is also cheap to run. As a result, though, it’s perpetually short of money, and the service is erratic. Today the NHS is yet again dealing with a financial crisis and a surge of complaints about standards. (1/8) In North Carolina the ACA remains popular indeed. Despite Trump’s administration having shortened the signup period for 2018 – the mandate requiring signup or a penalty also has been nixed in the GOP budget – some 523,989 North Carolinians signed up for health insurance through the ACA. That’s the third highest enrollment in the country, behind Florida and Texas. (1/7) last_img read more