Taiwan imports less LNG in November

first_imgLNG World News Staff Liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports into Taiwan, the world’s fifth largest importer, dropped 7.7 percent in November year-on-year.Taiwan, that uses LNG to fuel its gas-powered power plants, imported 1.22 million mt of LNG in November, as compared to 1.32 million in the same month last year, according to the data released by the Directorate General of Customs.The country paid about $428 million for LNG imports in November, down 16.4 percent on year, the data shows.Qatar, the world’s top LNG exporter, remained the biggest supplier of the fuel to Taiwan in the month under review.LNG imports from Qatar reached 345,449 mt, followed by Malaysia that supplied 353,120 mt of the chilled fuel to Taiwan in November.The rest of the LNG imports in November came from Papua New Guinea, Russia, Indonesia and Nigeria.In the January-November period, Taiwan imported 13.74 million mt of LNG as compared to 13.56 million mt in the same period last year, the customs data shows.Taiwan currently imports the chilled fuel via two regasification terminals, located in the central and southern parts of the island.State-owned CPC is also planning to build a third LNG import terminal to serve the northern region near Taipei.last_img read more

US swimmer Ryan Lochte apologizes for Rio incident

first_imgUS swimmer Ryan Lochte apologizes for Rio incident SHARE Published: August 19, 2016 10:46 AM EDT Updated: August 19, 2016 11:32 AM EDT U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte issued an apology Friday morning about an incident that occurred early Sunday at the Rio Olympics. Lochte initially said he and three teammates had been robbed at gunpoint, but Rio police discounted that on Thursday and instead said the swimmers vandalized a gas station bathroom and then paid some guards before leaving. Following is the full text of Lochte’s statement, posted to his Instagram account.___I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend – for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics. I waited to share these thoughts until it was confirmed that the legal situation was addressed and it was clear that my teammates would be arriving home safely.It’s traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country – with a language barrier – and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave, but regardless of the behavior of anyone else that night, I should have been much more responsible in how I handled myself and for that am sorry to my teammates, my fans, my fellow competitors, my sponsors, and the hosts of this great event. I am very proud to represent my country in Olympic competition and this was a situation that could and should have been avoided. I accept responsibility for my role in this happening and have learned some valuable lessons.I am grateful for my USA Swimming teammates and the USOC, and appreciate all of the efforts of the IOC, the Rio ’16 Host Committee, and the people of Brazil who welcomed us to Rio and worked so hard to make sure that these Olympic Games provided a lifetime of great new memories. There has already been too much said and too many valuable resources dedicated to what happened last weekend, so I hope we spend our time celebrating the great stories and performances of these Games and look ahead to celebrating future successes. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.last_img read more

Eventers line out at European Championships

first_img 9 September 2015, 11:23 Team Ireland Equestrian’s senior eventers will compete in the European Championships at Blair Castle (GBR) this weekend. Elsewhere on the eventing circuit, action takes place at Gatcombe Park (GBR). In showjumping, Ireland will be represented at Rome (ITA), North Salem New York (USA), Paderborn (GER), Chazy Sur Ain (FRA), Neeroeteren (BEL), Ising Am Chiemsee (GER) and Giubiasco (SUI). All Irish international entries for this week’s shows are now available to view by clicking on the individual shows under ‘FEI Entries & Results’. Eventers line out at European Championships Tags: Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Eventing News  »  Eventers line out at European Championships last_img read more