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The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has published a new Code of Practice for LNG fuelling and bunkering operations.
LNG fuel developer Engie and Antwerp Port Authority have signed a 30-year concession agreement that includes development of an Alternative Energy Hub at the Port of Antwerp.
Engineering firm Neste Jacobs has signed a contract with the Port of Turku in Finland to investigate the potential and possibilities of LNG use for fuelling in and around the…
Polish LNG fuelling firm Polskie LNG has invited interested parties to participate in consultations for a new draft code in relation to its Świnoujście LNG Terminal.
Transport specialist Clean Energy Fuels has signed a contract to provide LNG fuel for Hawaii Gas, the State of Hawaii’s only franchised gas utility. The agreement is designed to increase…
Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell has signed an LNG fuel deal with cruise liner firm Carnival Corporation.
Danish knowledge and competence centre Maersk Maritime Technology is to take a more active role in setting new standards for LNG use as a fuel as it explores the role…
Preparations for the deployment of pilot LNG fuelling technology is currently underway by partners behind the Connect2LNG project,  ahead of a June roll out.
Dutch port authority Zeeland Seaports has launched a pilot project for the bunkering of LNG at the port of Vlissingen in in the southwest of the Netherlands.
Energy majors Qatargas, United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and Shell have signed a deal to develop LNG fuelling infrastructure in the Middle East in a move that is expected to…
Dutch firm Rederij Doeksen, or Royal Doeksen, has contracted shipbuilder and engineering firm Strategic Marine to build two LNG-fuelled aluminium catamarans using new single-fuel LNG propulsion technology.
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French LNG membrane containment specialist Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has signed a technical assistance and license deal with Filipino industrial group Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company (AG&P) .
Multinational industrial group BOC has announced plans to install an LNG refuelling station for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) in the north of England.
Dutch fuel merchant Rolande LNG has opened a new LNG refueling station at Nieuwegein in the Dutch province of Utrecht, its fifth in the country.

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”.