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Thursday, 13 August 2020
Free ReadDutch fuel merchant Rolande LNG has entered the German market with the opening of a CNG/LNG filling station near Ulm in the south of the country. The self-serve station features…
The European Commission is to invest €27 million in two LNG bunkering projects in Spain.
Energy developer Pilot LNG has announced plans for new refuelling infrastructure in Houston with the launch of its Galveston LNG Bunker Port.
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Free ReadNatural gas specialist Golar Power has announced plans to develop the first LNG terminal in the North of Brazil, paving the way for a comprehensive LNG fuelling network across the…
Haulier Nicholls Transport has progressed its transition to gas across its fleet with the acquisition of a fleet of 10 lveco Stralis vehicles.
New LNG industry body the Canadian LNG Alliance has announced plans to integrate the fuel as a key part of the country’s clean energy transition.
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Free ReadFinnish gas specialist Gasum has strengthened its gas filling station network, adding capacity for heavy-duty transport refuelling with a new station in Lieto. The station, located in Eteläkaari 1 on…
Fuel supplier Petronet has announced plans to commence a new LNG supply business, supporting LNG refuelling capability across India.
The world’s first LNG-fuelled research vessel has completed bunkering in Germany, refuelling near Berne.
Fuelling specialist Chart Industries has signed an agreement with upstream oil and gas group Risco Energy to supply fuelling stations and LNG equipment for gas-to-power infrastructure in Indonesia.
Free ReadSohar Port and Freezone in Oman has announced plans to develop major new LNG infrastructure as it joins cross-sector coalition SEA\LNG. Sohar is the first Middle Eastern port member of…
Finnish gas specialist Gasum has partnered with Rotterdam-based shipping group Samskip to bunker LNG in Risavika, Norway.
A joint venture of transport and gas specialists has launched a two-month trial to use liquefied biogas (LBG) for truck transportation between Denmark and Sweden.
Free ReadAuthorities in Western Australia have launched an initiative to create an international LNG fuelling hub in the Pilbara region. The Western Australia government is leading a push to establish the…

News Nudges

LNG spot prices drive fuel uptake

Demand for LNG as a martime transport fuel is growing in Asia on the back of lower prices. Data from Refinitiv Eikon suggests LNG spot prices are roughly $131 per tonne less than very low sulphur fuel oil on average across 2020. Analysts predict that while the gap is set to widen as more supply hits the market over the next few years.


Rotterdam LNG bunker fleet rises to nine

Authorities at the Port of Rotterdam report that a total of nine LNG bunker vessels operate in the port area. “The introduction of these new LNG-powered vessels supports the Port Authority’s ambition to serve as a key hub in the import, export, storage and bunkering of LNG,” a spokesperson for the port said. Between them the nine ships are forecast to bunker 300,000 cubic metres of LNG per year.


GTT orderbook grows

LNG specialist GTT has reported that consolidated revenues were up 53% for the first nine months of 2020, boosted by demand for LNG carriers. "With a total of 38 orders booked since the start of the year for all segments taken together, GTT's commercial activity continue to progress at a firm pace, and LNG demand is maintaining its upward trend, driven by Asia,” Philippe Berterottière, CEO of GTT, said. In addition to 12 LNG carriers booked during the first half of the year, a further 6 orders were booked in the third quarter of 2020, this included an order for 10 ice-breaker LNG carriers. The firm also announced that the Korea Fair Trade Commission had concluded a hearing into the firm’s commercial practices with Korean shipyards. “GTT and its counsels participated in this hearing and previously responded in writing to the preliminary conclusions set out by the Examiner Report. GTT will keep the market informed about the KFTC decision when released,” a spokesperson for GTT said.


MAES adds Londerzeel LNG lanes

Belgium fuel retailer MAES has added LNG fuelling lanes at its MAES Londerzeel site. The firm also announced the introduction of Hydro treated Vegetable Oil (HVO100) fuel at its filling stations in Londerzeel and Ruisbroek, Belgium. The fossil-free fuel marks a first for the firm and provides a high-end diesel substitute. The firm states that HVO100 is the most sustainable fuel for diesel vehicles with 89% less CO2, 30% less particulate matter and 9% less nitrogen oxide as compared to regular diesel.