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French LNG solutions provider Axègaz has been greenlit by the European Commission for €27.8 million in funding to develop its LNG Motion project, which will support the roll-out of LNG…
Marine certification agency DNV GL has issued guidance to the EU around methods to support wider adoption of LNG as a marine fuel in Europe.
Thursday, 14 July 2016
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced new measures to support the development of LNG fuelling and bunkering within Singapore and the wider maritime community.
The coordination committee of the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) has approved funding of €15 million that will help expand LNG bunkering networks across the Baltic region.
Collaborative LNG association Gainn is to launch testing of a novel LNG engine designed to power high-speed vessels.
Italian vehicle manufacturing company, Iveco and German energy company, Uniper, have opened Germany’s first LNG truck fuelling station in Ulm in the south of the country.
Marine infrastructure firm Keppel Corporation (KCL) and energy major Shell have signed a joint venture agreement to develop LNG bunkering in Singapore.
The first shipment of LNG has arrived at Finland’s Pori LNG bunker station and terminal, paving the way for regional growth in the fuel.
Shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) has launched the latest LNG-fuelled addition to its fleet the TBN Auto Energy in Nantong, China.
French cryogenic membrane designer and LNG bunkering expert Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) is to deepen collaboration efforts with energy services firm Endel to develop technology and solutions in ‘the area…
Equipment manufacturer Flow Instruments is to supply four LNG dispensers for the Gasrec LNG/LCNG vehicle fuelling station at Daventry International Distribution Centre in the UK.
LNG developer Fuelgarden has been awarded a contract for Front-End Engineering & Design (FEED) work on a multi-purpose LNG plant in Scotland.
Natural gas shipping company Golar LNG has partnered with private equity firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners to launch joint venture company, Golar Power. The new organisation will offer integrated LNG-based downstream…
Russian gas firm Gazprom has announced plans for the ‘expansion of the presence on small-scale LNG markets in Europe’ and to cooperate further with Estonian authorities to supply LNG as…

News Nudges

Equinor secures LNG bunkering supply

Norwegian energy group Equinor has signed a contract to bunker LNG for two dual-fuel powered crude shuttle tankers when they begin operation later this year. The agreement with Nordic gas specialist Gasum will see bunkering carried out by bunker vessel offshore in Skagen, Denmark, and Mongstad, Norway. “We are happy to support Equinor in its ambition towards cleaner shipping,” Kimmo Rahkamo, vice president at Gasum, commented. Built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, the two 123,100-dwt The two shuttle tankers - Eagle Blane and Eagle Balder – are under construction by South Korean Shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries on behalf of AET Sea Shuttle, a joint venture between ADS Shipping and AET Tankers. They will both be chartered by Equinor on a long-term basis.


Fratelli Cosulich plans LNG push

Family-owned bunkering firm Fratelli Cosulich has announced plans to expand with the addition of a fleet of new bunker tankers. The firm currently has physical supply operations in Singapore and trading offices in Dubai, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Italy, Monaco and New York. "We will soon announce a new location where we will be physical suppliers with a fleet of six (owned and operated) tankers," Cosulich said, adding that the firm expects “the new physical supply location to be up and running by the end of Q1 2020". The firm has given no details on the fuel the fleet will supply but is considering a move into the LNG bunker market, with Cosulich stating that the firm is “actively looking into” LNG trading and bunkering and plans “to make our first investment soon”.