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Golar LNG Starts Cameroon Project

first_imgzoom Golar LNG Ltd has signed an agreement with Societe Nationale de Hydrocarbures and Perenco Cameroon for the development of a floating liquefied natural gas export project located 20 kilometers off the coast of Cameroon and utilizing Golar’s floating liquefaction technology (GoFLNG).The agreement is premised on the allocation of 500 bcf of natural gas reserves from offshore Kribi fields, which will be exported to global markets via the GoFLNG facility Golar HIlli, now under construction at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.Golar will provide the liquefaction facilities and services under a tolling agreement to SNH and Perenco as owners of the upstream joint venture who also intend to produce LPG’s for the local market. It is anticipated that the allocated reserves will be produced at the rate of some 1.2 million tonnes of LNG per annum over an approximate eight year period.It is expected that during the first half of 2015 definitive commercial agreements will be executed and necessary licenses and approvals secured for the production, liquefaction, and export of the reserves, and that production will commence in the first half of 2017. This will be the first floating LNG export project in Africa and will see Cameroon joining the small number of LNG exporting nations.last_img read more

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Unfriendly Britain drives dog lovers abroad Kennel Club says

first_img“To avoid any confusion or unnecessary upset, please ensure that your dog is wearing the recognisable leash/collar or harness.”It would also be helpful if you could bring along suitable documentation to explain the dog’s purpose,” the website says. A spokesman said the policy had always been in place. He said: “The company felt that many people did not wish to have dogs in the pubs, and we have never deviated from that.”In truth, it has never been a major issue.” Britain is becoming so unfriendly to dogs that owners are spending more holidays abroad, the head of the Kennel Club has said.Caroline Kisko, the Club’s secretary, said that dog owners have to go abroad for a friendly welcome as more pubs ban dogs on the grounds that they are unhygienic. The organisation says many pubs misunderstand food hygiene rules and bar dogs from the whole of a pub, when the rules simply state that they shouldn’t be allowed in food preparation areas. Ms Kisko says she “regularly” travels to France with her own dog, knowing that she will receive a warmer welcome there than she does in the UK.And she warned that other families with dogs could be doing the same – meaning British businesses are losing out. “An awful lot of people who go to France and travel on the Eurostar are taking dogs with them. “Why are they doing so? Because they know they are welcome where they’re going. They’re not going to leave their dogs in the car all the time as we do because the dog is actually very welcome to go pretty much everywhere. “So what these businesses are doing is actually pushing the holiday pound out of the UK,” she said.  Research published earlier this year suggested that almost all managers of dog-friendly pubs believed business had improved since they allowed them onto their premises. Ms Kisko added that many pubs which ban dogs later change their minds following pressure from customers. “What we have found is that they might stop having dogs for a time and then under pressure from their customers or because they do find that they’re not gaining the business they hope to gain, then they reverse it,” she said.  An increasing number of pubs are beginning to serve food as the industry comes under pressure from cheap supermarket alcohol.Pubs which do not allow dogs include the Wetherspoon’s chain, which states on its website that it allows “only registered assistance dogs inside our pubs and hotels”.  “Social interaction improves, people talk to each other more because there’s a dog, it’s an icebreaker apart from anything else. “Take your dog anywhere with you and you will get people stopping and talking to you. It’s good from the social point of view and it is also encouraging people to spend their money here.” Food hygiene laws mean business owners must ensure that food preparation areas must be hygienic, which mean animals are barred from them. But this does not mean they are must be banned from dining rooms or other indoor areas of a pub. A market research report released in 2015 found that less than one in ten pub visits did not involve food at all, down from one in eight in 2008 – suggesting that they are increasingly seen as places to eat as well as drink. Social interaction improves, people talk to each other more because there’s a dog, it’s an icebreaker apart from anything else Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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