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EXCLUSIVE FA appointed for Indonesia’s West Java LNG

The sponsors for the West Java LNG receiving terminal in Indonesia have appointed SMBC as financial adviser for the project

EIB approves funding for four energy projects under Juncker Plan

The European Investment Bank’s (EIB) board has announced new investment into energy efficiency, renewables generation, and energy infrastructure under the Juncker plan as part of over €8 billion ($8.9 billion) of financing for 21 projects approved this week

GDF Suez, Santos reconsider FLNG project

GDF Suez and Santos, the sponsors for the Bonaparte LNG project, are reconsidering floating LNG as an option again having abandoned the idea last year

Hin Leong plans Universal Terminal sale

Hin Leong Trading is planning to sell a roughly $500 million stake in Universal Terminal, the Singapore oil storage provider

DCC launches equity issue for Butagaz purchase

Irish conglomerate DCC plans to issue 4.2 million new shares to fund its €464 million ($520 million) acquisition of French liquefied petroleum gas distributor Butagaz

Ithaca Energy closes RBL refinancing

UK North Sea oil and gas independent Ithaca Energy has closed a $650 million refinancing of its bank debt

APA nears close on Queensland Curtis LNG acquisition

APA Group will reach financial close on its acquisition of the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) pipeline by the end of the second quarter of 2015, IJGlobal understands

Cheniere closes Corpus Christi debt

Cheniere closed an $11.5 billion debt financing today (13 May 2015) for the Corpus Christi liquefaction project in Texas

CDP and State Grid launch CDP Reti refinancing

Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) and State Grid Corporation of China have launched the €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) refinancing of their CDP Reti transmission joint venture

Abkar wins second Pakistani LNG

Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has appointed local firm Abkar Associates to develop the  second LNG terminal at Port Qasim, Pakistan

3i Infrastructure lowers returns target

UK-listed investor 3i Infrastructure Plc. has lowered its total annual return target from 10% to a range of 8% to 10% for the medium-term, reflecting the compression of returns available in the core infrastructure sector

LetterOne prepares to sell controversial North Sea assets

Russian investment firm LetterOne Group is bowing to UK government pressure to divest its newly-acquired North Sea oil and gas assets over fears they could be affected by sanctions against Moscow

EXCLUSIVE Cheniere launches $5.9bn financing for Sabine Pass

Cheniere Energy Partners today (8 May 2015) launched $5.9 billion in debt supporting the Sabine Pass export liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex, IJGlobal can exclusively reveal

Amiral approaches IFC on Sokhna bunkering

Egyptian logistics firm Amiral Holdings has approached the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for $150 million towards a $417 million bunkering project at the port of Sokhna

IFC closes on China Gas financing

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has closed on a $300 million financing for gas distribution company China Gas to expand its pipeline network in China

Shell mulls Hazira LNG expansion

Royal Dutch Shell is deciding whether to expand the storage capacity of its Hazira LNG facility in the state of Gujarat, India

Dolphin Energy seeks advisers for new bank debt

The sponsors of the Dolphin Energy natural gas pipeline plan to retain a financial adviser for a proposed $1 billion incremental bank financing

HSF appoints energy partner in Australia

Herbert Smith Freehills has hired energy lawyer Graeme Gamble as a partner in the firm’s Perth office, effective from 11 May 2015