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Rising demand for LNG as a marine transport fuel is expected to drive up its share of the global bunker mix, according to energy giant Total.
Authorities at the Port of Antwerp have announced the successful completion of the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation at the port.
Free ReadAustrian integrated oil and gas company OMV predicts that LNG fuelling for road transport is set to increase rapidly in Europe, driving infrastructure investment in the continent. The LNG-fuelled heavy-duty…
Thursday, 13 February 2020
New analysis from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) suggests more must be done by transport operators using LNG, in order to combat gas leakage and prevent climate impacts.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a finance agreement with Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA) for the construction of a new LNG bunkering vessel, the first in the…
Cross-sector coalition SEA\LNG has expanded its membership with the addition of specialist equipment provider, Chart Industries.
Free ReadEnergy major Total has launched the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, hailing it as “essential” infrastructure for the next phase of LNG adoption. The launch follows the signature of a…
Thursday, 07 November 2019
Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has announced plans to demonstrate a new LNG cargo tank system, following industry certification for its prototype.
Cryogenic storage specialist Chart Ferrox has been awarded a contract by LGM Engineering to supply LNG fuel tanks for multiple marine fuel gas systems.
Free ReadLNG is the most commercially viable alternative fuel for the global maritime industry, according to research published by multi-sector industry coalition SEA/LNG. The report, conducted by Norwegian standards agency DNV…
Gas infrastructure firm Pitpoint.LNG has opened the first shore-to-ship LNG bunker station for inland shipping in Europe, at Niehler Hafen in Cologne, Germany.
Finnish engineering group Wärtsilä is to supply an LNG bunkering vessel simulator to Malaysian solution provider Kasi Group.
Authorities in Canada have announced plans to establish the first ship-to-ship LNG marine refuelling service on the west coast of North America.
Free ReadDanish gas specialist Kosan Crisplant has announced a bunkering world record, completing a truck-to-ship LNG refuelling operation in in Finland in record time. The bunkering operation was carried out using…

News Nudges

JAX LNG bunkers Sakura Leader

Fuelling specialist Pivotal LNG has completed first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering of NYK Line’s Sakura Leader at the JAX LNG facility in Florida. The vessel loaded approximately 800 tonnes of LNG from North America’s largest LNG bunker barge — the Clean Canaveral — owned by Polaris New Energy. It marks the first time the Sakura Leader sailed to the US East Coast from Japan and was the first time the vessel received LNG bunkering in the US. “We are honoured to have earned the trust and confidence to fuel Sakura Leader and to demonstrate our unique ability to serve NYK LINE,” said Roger Williams, Manager of JAX LNG, said. The JAX LNG small-scale LNG facility is part of the Jacksonville Port Authority and is owned by BHE GT&S, the parent company of Pivotal LNG, and Northstar Midstream.


LNG bunkering market to top US$400m by 2031

The LNG bunkering market is set to reach US$417.8 million by 2031, according to findings from consultancy Transparency Market Research (TMR). The TMR research suggests that the LNG Bunkering Market will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% from 2022 to 2031, driven by ‘massive adoption’ in bulk and general cargo fleets as a result of stringent regulations on emissions. “The study authors observed that Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) are committed to promote LNG as a fuel of choice for new vessels, thereby boosting the LNG bunkering market outlook. Stridently, firms are collaborating with the GECF to comply with stricter environmental regulations in the coming years, which will spur the adoption of LNG bunkering fuels,” a spokesperson for TMR commented. The firm notes that Asia Pacific held a key share of the LNG bunkering market in 2021 as many Asian economies have grown their investments on LNG fuel supply businesses. Notably Japan, Singapore and India present opportunities and are expected to drive increases in the number of dedicated LNG bunkering facilities in the near term.


EGAS signs LNG bunkering project LOI

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) is reported to have signed a Letter of Intent with a consortium of international energy firms to develop a joint venture LNG bunkering project in Egypt. The consortium includes Shell International, Pyramid Navigation, Affinity and Eagle Gas Shipping and follows a memorandum of understanding signed by EGAS in July with Kanfer Shipping and Leth Suez Transit. Energy Minister Tarek El Molla said Egypt was taking concrete steps to cooperate with international companies to reduce carbon emissions and establish the country as a hub for LNG bunkering in the region.


Rotterdam LNG bunkering volumes decline in Q3

Authorities at the port of Rotterdam have reported a year-on-year fall in LNG bunkering volumes for the third quarter of 2022. LNG volumes were 113,701 cubic metres at Europe’s largest bunkering port, a decline of 46.5 percent compared to the third quarter of 2021. For the year to October, LNG bunkering volumes were also down by 42.8 percent year-on-year, hitting just 289,002 cubic metres. Despite the fall in LNG bunkering, the port saw a huge increase in total LNG throughput, driven by the demand for alternative sources to Russian pipeline gas. The port saw total LNG throughput hit 8.62 million tonnes in the January to September period, compared to 4.96 million tonnes in the year before.