LNG World News Staff For illustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Kogas)South Korea, the world’s third buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), received 3.83 million tonnes of the chilled fuel in January, a drop of 7.1 percent year-on-year.Qatar, the world’s top LNG producer, remained the dominant source of South Korean imports with 1.17 million tonnes of the fuel imported from Qatar last month, down 28 percent on year.Australia was the second-largest LNG supplier to Korea in January with 778,120 mt, followed by the USA with 721,253 mt and Oman that supplied 490,706 mt.The remaining volumes imported into South Korea last month were sourced from Oman, Russia, Indonesia, and Peru.The customs data also shows that South Korea paid an average of $11.27 per million British thermal units for LNG last month. This compares to $8.73 per mmBtu in January 2018.
Jupiter Medical Center said Wednesday they have temporarily furloughed some employees due to the economic downturn related to the coronavirus.The hospital’s management explained they are experiencing a historically low amount of patients due to the cancellation of nonessential medical and elective surgical procedures.That action was part of an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis on March 9, as well as recommendations released by the American College of Surgeons on March 13.As a result, the hospital temporarily furloughed 50 administrative and support positions on Wednesday. The hospital’s total workforce includes 1,883 employees.The hospital added that “unprecedented economic realities” have developed as the public avoids medical offices due to social distancing, along with the high cost of treating COVID-19 patients.Thank you to each of our #healthcareheroes! #JMCHeroes pic.twitter.com/gAWoFMYfNt— Jupiter Medical Center (@JupiterMedCtr) April 13, 2020 “Until the Department of Health’s Executive Order, which ceases all ‘non-medically’ necessary surgical procedures expires on May 9, 2020, as well as the important public health concerns posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have passed, we will continue to dynamically flex the work schedules and hours of clinical staff in accordance with patient needs,” said Dr. Amit Rastogi, the president and chief executive officer of Jupiter Medical Center, in a written statement.Jupiter Medical Center says the furloughs will not affect patient care.In addition, Rastogi will take a voluntary 30 percent reduction in his salary. Other senior leaders will take a 20 percent reduction in their pay, while director-level positions will reduce their compensation by 10 percent.
Accra Great Olympics got their second win of the season after beating Inter Allies 1-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium in Week 6 of the Ghana Premier League.The ‘Dade Boys’ got a draw in their Week 5 tie at Sharks but they went one better when Philip Nii Kojo Sackey’s 28th minute proved the difference on the day. The defender was on hand to turn home a cutback from the right hand side to give Olympics all three points much to the delight of their fans who were at the stadium.In Tarkwa, Medeama left AshGold empty-handed after they beat the Obuasi-based side 1-0 at the Akoon Park. A Prince Opoku Agyemang penalty in the 66th minute settled the tie for the home side.Following Olympics and Medeama’s lead were Eleven Wonders who got themselves a 2-0 home win over Karela. Abdul Mugeese got two goals after striking home in the 51st and 72nd minutes.Aduana Stars needed an 86th minute goal from Pius Yeboah to get them a 1-1 draw at Berekum Chelsea in the Brong Ahafo clash. Berekum Chelsea had taken the lead in the 26th via a penalty from Stephen Amankona.King Faisal‘s wait for their first win of the season will continue into Week 7 after they drew 1-1 with Elmina Sharks. Kwame Peprah gave Faisal in the lead in the 47th minute but Alhaji Mustapha tied the score in the 70th minute.On Friday, Liberty Professionals got themselves a 2-1 at WAFA and Legon Cities registered their first victory after they beat Bechem United 1-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium.