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Marine solutions firm Crowley Maritime has partnered with energy group Shell to build and operate the largest LNG bunker barge in the US.
Tanker operator AET has completed its first LNG bunkering operation in the US, refuelling a dual-fuel Aframax tanker in Florida.
Free ReadOil and gas firm Petronas has conducted its first LNG bunkering operation on the island of Borneo, refuelling via its dedicated LNG bunker vessel, Avenir Advantage. The bunker operation was…
A consortium of maritime and energy firms in Turkey has announced plans to develop a major new LNG bunkering hub in the country.
South African transport firm Imperial Logistics has expanded its UK fleet, with 18 new bioLNG-fuelled trucks from Italian manufacturer Iveco.
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Italian gas station developer SGIG is to add a new LNG fuelling facility near Parma in the north of Italy.
Free ReadFuelling specialist Tote Maritime has completed the first bunkering of a marine vessel with ‘renewable’ LNG in the US, at the JAX LNG facility in Jacksonville. The refuelling operation was…
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Fuel specialist Dover Group has completed the acquisition of Dutch LNG equipment maker Liqal, as it targets sustained growth in the LNG and hydrogen fuelling sectors.
Spanish gas firms Redexis and Compañía Española de Petróleos (Cepsa) have inaugurated a new refuelling station in Madrid.
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Malaysian energy firm Petronas has reported a strong increase in LNG bunkering activity in the first half of 2021 as its Virtual Pipeline System (VPS) deliveries grew.
Free ReadTour operator Ponant has completed the first LNG bunkering of a cruise ship in France. The firm carried out refuelling operations for its new high polar exploration vessel, Le Commandant…
Standards agency Bureau Veritas has approved plans for the first LNG bunkering vessel designed in Malaysia.
Classification society Bureau Veritas has approved designs by engineering group Gaz-transport & Technigaz (GTT) for its first "NH3 Ready" Mark III LNG fuel tanks.
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Free ReadSpanish gas specialist Repsol has started construction on its delayed LNG bunker terminal in the north of Spain. The terminal at the port of Bilbao will feature a cryogenic tank…

News Nudges

Snam, Eni open Aversa gas station

Sustainable mobility firm Snam has partnered with energy group Eni to open a new natural gas and biomethane filling station in Aversa, Caserta, Italy. The facility was developed by Snam4Mobility and Eni and joins sister facilities in Trentino-Alto Adige, Piedmont, Veneto, Emilia Romagna and Puglia. Eni currently operates a network of 104 CNG stations in Italy, with plans to increase this to 120 by the end of 2022, and to begin distributing only biomethane from next year.


Fluxys, Novatek cancel Rostock LNG plans

Belgian gas transmission system operator Fluxys and Russian gas producer Novatek have cancelled plans to create an LNG transhipment terminal and bunkering hub in Germany. The proposed facility was to have handled a capacity of approximately 300,000 tonnes per year but the firms cited ‘current market conditions’ as a driving factor in the cancellation of the project. "Fluxys and Novatek have regretfully decided to discontinue their joint project to build and operate a mid-scale LNG terminal in the port of Rostock. Despite constructive support from all project stakeholders, current market conditions proved to be too challenging to pursue the project,” a Fluxys spokesperson, said.


Hapag-Lloyd delays LNG retrofit plans

RoRo shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has reportedly postponed plans to retrofit its fleet to run on LNG, citing the need to monitor ongoing operations of its first refitted vessel – the Brussels Express. This 15,000 TEU containership made it maiden voyage on LNG earlier this year, and fully bunkered with the fuel for the first time in Singapore. Originally named the Sajir, the ship was retrofitted with a 1,300-tonne LNG tank at the Huarun Dadong Dockyard in Shanghai. “The fact that a retrofitting of this scale had never been done before meant that we faced numerous challenges – from the planning to the implementation. We have broken new ground with the conversion, and we will now be testing it very precisely in real-world operation,” Richard von Berlepsch, Managing Director Fleet Management at Hapag-Lloyd said at the time. In the long term the company aims to switch from fossil-derived LNG to synthetic natural gas (SNG) derived from renewable sources, howver in the short term any plans to refit more vessels have been put on hold as the firm ‘evaluates performance’ and decides how to proceed.


GAC appoints Lindquist Head of LNG Bunkering

Fuel supplier GAC has appointed John Lindquist as its new Head of LNG Bunkering. Based in Houston, Lindquist moves from his previous role at the company as Commercial Manager – LNG Services. He will oversee the firm’s expansion of LNG bunkering, following its role supplying the first non-US flagged vessel to bunker LNG in the US last year.