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Thursday, 31 January 2019
Spanish fuel specialist HAM Group has opened the first LNG fuelling station in Extremadura, in western Spain. 
Thursday, 31 January 2019
LNG equipment developer LIQAL has secured a contract for turnkey realization of an LNG refuelling station in Heverlee, Belgium. 
Fuel specialist Galileo has introduced the first fleet of LNG-powered t heavy-duty trucks in Argentina.  The firm announced it will operate six new Scania G340 trucks fuelled by LNG at…
The port of Rotterdam has introduced the first LNG-fuelled trailing suction hopper dredger to the Netherlands. 
Russian shipping line Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has placed an order for the construction of three new LNG-fuelled tankers byUnited Shipbuilding Corporation.  The MR-class vessels will each have a deadweight of…
Swedish shipping line Rederi Gotland has taken delivery of its new LNG-fuelled ferry – Visborg - in Sweden. 
Research consortium BioLNG EuroNet has announced plans to expand LNG infrastructure across Europe with investment in LNG trucks, refuelling stations and a BioLNG production plant.  The consortium, which includes Shell,…
Thursday, 31 January 2019
Korean shipbuilder Daehan Shipbuilding (DHSC) has received accreditation for a new LNG-fuelled Aframax tanker design.  The 115,000 deadweight-tonne tanker design received Approval in Principle from standards agency DNV GL, paving…
Thursday, 31 January 2019
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is to ban open-loop scrubbers, providing a boost for LNG-fuelled vessels in the country. 
Fuel specialist Eagle LNG has completed first bunkering operations of the Taino, the world’s first LNG-powered combination container/roll-on, roll-off (ConRo) vessel. 
Thursday, 01 November 2018
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted an amendment to its forthcoming 0.5% limit on sulphur in ships fuel oil, designed to prohibit the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil.  The…
Estonian shipping company Tallink Grupp has signed a Letter of Intent with Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for the construction of a new LNG-fuelled ferry for its Tallinn-Helsinki route. 
Thursday, 01 November 2018
Finnish energy group Gasum has acquired partner Lyse Group’s share in LNG joint venture Skangas, increasing its shareholding to 100%. 
Swedish vehicle manufacturer Scania has introduced the world’s first LNG-fuelled long-distance coach.  The Scania Interlink Medium Decker coach features operational range of up to 1,000 kilometres and is claimed to…

News Nudges

Excelerate, Equinor complete first STS LNG transfer in Bahamas

Fuel specialist Excelerate Energy and oil and gas major Equinor Energy have completed the first ever ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in The Bahamas. The bunkering operation was carried out between Excelerate's floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) Exemplar and Equinor's LNG carrier Arctic Voyager. "Excelerate conducted the industry's first commercial STS transfer of LNG in 2007, and since then, STS transfers have been completed and proven safe in a wide range of environments, now including The Bahamas. This new STS location allows us to provide additional commercial flexibility to our customers and respond to prompt market needs in a safe and reliable manner,” Daniel Bustos, Excelerate's Chief Commercial Officer, said. The procedure involved transfer of a full LNG cargo, with fuel transferred using a double-banked LNG transfer system while the vessels were moored at Equinor's South Riding Point storage and transshipment terminal. To date, Excelerate has successfully transferred over 170,900,000 cubic meters of LNG using its STS protocol, with over 1,300 involving third-party vessels.


Algeciras plans LNG bunkering expansion

Authorities at the Port of Algeciras in Spain have announced plans to expand LNG bunkering operations as it forecasts that demand for LNG, from vessels operating in the Strait of Gibraltar, will hit approximately 1.8 million cubic meters by 2030. Speaking at the recent CORE LNGas Hive Conference III, general director of the Port Authority of Algeciras (APBA), José Luis Hormaechea, highlighted the important role the port intends to play in the supply picture. The commitment follows an agreement with utility company Gas Natural Fenosa for LNG supply to the port of Algeciras, with an option to extend to all peninsular ports.


Klaipėda announces LNG Forum

Authorities at the port of Klaipėda are to host an LNG forum as part of a drive to cement the port’s position as an LNG distribution and technology development centre serving the Baltic Sea region. An estimated 200 participants from Lithuania and abroad have registered for the event over the course of two days. The Port of Klaipėda is one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe, and the largest in Lithuania.