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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…
Shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has secured a deal to fabricate two LNG-fuelled Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC), valued at more than US$209 million.
Engineering firm Kawasaki Heavy Industries has launched the first LNG bunkering vessel in Japan, signalling a push to switch marine transport to LNG in the country.
Authorities in the Guangdong province of China have signed an agreement to develop new LNG infrastructure and lead major retrofitting of vessels across the region.
Free ReadBunkering joint venture FueLNG has launched Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel at Keppel Nantong Shipyard. The new vessel features capacity of 7,5000 cubic metres and will be the first vessel…

News Nudges

2021 a ‘defining year’ for LNG

Research consultancy Wood Mackenzie predicts that 2021 will be a ‘defining year’ for the LNG industry as policymakers drive forward change around the globe. “Decarbonising natural gas will become a strategic priority for the gas industry,” Massimo Di Odoardo, vice president at Wood Mackenzie, said. “Following a raft of LNG project cancellations last year, current high prices will have emboldened LNG developers. However, for new projects to be developed, contract activity will need to pick up. Buyers will be looking to assess their portfolio requirements and just how comfortable they are in committing for new long-term firm LNG vs increasing their spot market exposure.”


Titan, NYK sign Green Zeebrugge charter agreement

Fuel specialist Titan LNG and shipping firm NYK Line have signed a charter agreement for the LNG bunker vessel Green Zeebrugge. The agreement will see Titan LNG charter the vessel from February for the bunkering of LNG in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region. “We are excited to announce the chartering of the Green Zeebrugge. January has proven exceptionally busy, underlining the timeliness of our decision to secure this additional capacity. Titan LNG carried out seven LNG operations during one weekend, three of which were to large crude shuttle tankers from Equinor, a term contract partner of Titan’s. Using the Green Zeebrugge we were able to ensure safe and timely deliveries to all the vessels,” Michael Schaap, Commercial Director at Titan LNG, commented.


Venice LNG facility gains approval

Authorities in Italy’s Veneto Region have approved plans for the construction and operation of a new LNG terminal and bunkering infrastructure. Supported by the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority and co-financed by the European Commission under the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) initiative the Venice LNG Facility represents €18.5 million investment and is expected to include significant LNG bunkering infrastructure.


Wärtsilä Extends Golar dual-fuel maintenance agreement

Engine manufacturer Wärtsilä has signed a agreement with Golar Management Norway for maintenance on 16 dual-fuel LNG carriers. The five-year extension contract includes four vessels with Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines and two with 34DF and Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines. “We are pleased to continue our long-term partnership with Wärtsilä with this service agreement extension. Wärtsilä’s digital remote support capabilities have proved to be of great value for us, saving both time and costs by often eliminating the need to have service people sent onboard in person.” Øistein Dahl, Managing Director of Golar Management Norway, said. The agreement includes dynamic maintenance planning and asset diagnostics, under a predictive maintenance strategy and is complimented by round-the-clock remote support and advice from Wärtsilä Expertise Centres.