Mexico set for Peruvian LNG cargo

first_imgPeru’s only liquefaction facility at Pampa Melchorita dispatched another cargo of liquefied natural gas to Mexico last week.The cargo was loaded on July 8 onboard the 136,600 cbm LNG carrier Galea and sent on its way to Mexico, data from the state-owned Perupetro reveals.Although Perupetro has not confirmed the exact destination of the vessel it is probably heading for the Manzanillo LNG terminal in the Colima state.With the Galea dispatched from the facility, the total number of cargoes loaded at the Pampa Melchorita plant since the start of operations in June 2010 has reached 338.[mappress mapid=”17898″]LNG World News Stafflast_img

Proposed Replacement of Sparling Bridge – Newton Stewart

first_imgThe Original Sparling Bridge – Newton Stewart Copyright D Mcreadie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInAs a result of recent discussions and correspondence received from the Community Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council are now developing the request for a new pedestrian bridge at Newton Stewart.The provision of a new bridge will, however, have time implications for the provision of the crossing and we are aware that the local community is expecting the replacement bridge to be in position soon. Unfortunately the work involved in planning and costing for a new bridge will mean that the earliest work can commence will be May 2018, with installation then taking 3-4 months, and a completion date of mid to late summer 2018.The additional time now gives us an opportunity to apply for match funding for a new improved bridge which would be of a standard suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists (given that it forms part of the National Cycle Network).The Council are also working with SWECO on the options to protect Newton Stewart from flooding, as such SWECO could assist in the design of the new bridge structure, providing the possibility of building any defence works at this location into the new ramps and piers.The Project Team recently met with colleagues from another Council who have undertaken a similar exercise as part of their flood protection scheme. They too replaced an old Bailey Bridge with a new structure. As this was part of the overall flood scheme, this was part funded by Scottish Government and attracted match funding as the new bridge is a cycle/pedestrian bridge to link a National Cycle Network.We recognise that the delay in replacing the bridge may not be welcomed by some of the local community, but through working with the Community Council there is now an opportunity to provide a modern, attractive crossing which is fit for purpose, is more cost effective, and has the potential to be integrated into an overall flood protection scheme for Newton Stewart.As a result of the above the Council are no longer progressing plans to install the old Sparling Bridge but are instead putting all our resources into the provision of an improved new bridge next year. Councillor Archie Dryburgh, Chair of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee said: “We know this has been a long and difficult journey for the residents of Newton Stewart, and we’re aware that this is a further delay. However, I hope the local community will appreciate that building a completely new bridge is now a better solution than replacing the old one. This will not only help us tie in the bridge with the overall flood defence scheme, but will also provide a longer term, more attractive, cost effective and sustainable solution to the river crossing.”last_img read more

Bale’s Madrid future again in doubt

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP):Gareth Bale’s future is once again in doubt.The Welsh winger travelled to London with the permission of Real Madrid to see his agent this week, reigniting speculation about a possible departure after coach Zinedine Zidane said in July that it would be best for the player and the club to part ways.Zidane has since backtracked and said Bale is an important player for him, but the damage was done to the public image of their relationship.Bale was in the British capital on Tuesday, and Spanish television broadcaster Cuatro filmed him arriving to see his agent, Jonathan Barnett. Barnett told Cuatro that their meeting was “private”.When asked if Bale was happy at Madrid, Barnett said: “Ecstatic.”Bale did not answer questions from journalists at the airport.Bale has missed three matches with a left-calf injury he picked up in a European Championship qualifier with Wales more than two weeks ago. Zidane did not include Bale in his line-up for Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Leganés.Zidane also dropped the Welshman from his squad for two matches before he was injured.Otherwise, he has scored two goals – both in a 2-2 draw with Villarreal – in seven appearances this season.“A lot of things are said, and we think that Bale is a player who is here, who puts in a lot of effort and trains well,” Zidane said Tuesday. “He’s important for this squad and for the club. When he’s not available, he’s not available because he’s got something, and that’s it.”Zidane said Bale had not told him why he needed to go to London and had received permission to do so directly from the club.“He’s never talked about leaving,” Zidane said. “He stayed in the summer, and it’s better for everyone. He’s here, and he’s happy to be here. It’s impossible to lose the desire. I don’t think about offers coming in.”Those words of support contrast with Zidane’s statements during the offseason, when he said the club was close to transferring Bale and that it would be “the best for everyone”.That move never materialised. There were rumours of a Chinese club willing to match or improve his annual salary of €15 million. The other clubs, particularly the richest English teams, were considered the most likely candidates to offer a new destination for Bale.Madrid paid a then world-record €100 millions for Bale to pry him from Tottenham in 2013. GOAL HIGHLIGHTS He has delivered some amazing goals on the biggest stages. He romped down the field to score the late winner against Barcelona in the 2014 Copa del Rey, and his stunning bicycle kick for the first of his two goals in the 2018 Champions League final victory over Liverpool is one Madrid’s faithful will never forget.Otherwise, his stint at Madrid has been plagued by nagging injuries, and many fans have lost patience with his regularly uninspired performances.Bale had his opportunity to claim the status as Madrid’s leader when Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus. Instead, he and the rest of his teammates have failed to replace the Portugal forward’s missing goals.Now, following his London excursion, the pressure is back on Bale and Madrid to clarify their plans with the transfer window opening in two months.last_img read more