In this issue


Unilever’s European logistics head Paul de Jong made the announcement at a meeting of the National LNG Platform hosted by the Dutch environmental protection agency, according to the Port of…
Braemar LNG BV is seeing ‘real interest’ in the US for its newly developed LNG tank, the FSP LNG Containment system, being piloted as a marine LNG fuelling tank in…
The US government on December 9 published the text of a bill that would cut excise taxes on LNG fuel for marine transportation on the inland waterways. The Waterway LNG…
A subsidiary of US-based alterative fuel technology provider Fuel Systems Solutions, IMPCO Automotive, last month received US Environmental Protection Agency certification for a bi-fuel CNG system used in a Ford…
Skangas on 8 January oversaw first LNG bunkering to the cement carrier “Greenland” at the quay in Westport Stavanger, Norway, using a Truck-to-Ship delivery method. The LNG powered cement tanker…
Thursday, 28 January 2016
A Spanish designer of FSRUs, Sener Technology and Engineering Group, has independently developed an LNG bunkering vessel Sener has applied knowledge acquired throughout more than 40 years of activity in…
Thursday, 28 January 2016
American engineering consultant CH-IV International has announced that it has been selected as owner’s engineer for Eagle LNG Partners’ previously announced LNG production and export facility in the US port…
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Shell Trading Rotterdam has signed a time-charter agreement that will see it operate 15 under construction LNG-fuelled barges in the Rhine region.
A subsidiary of American ship owner, LNG and logistics services provider Crowley Maritime has selected American Eagle LNG Partners as fuel supplier.
American LNG ship conversion services provider Clean Marine Energy plans to launch first LNG bunker barge in North America in February 2016.
President Obama has approved continuation of an alternative fuel tax credit, part of a bill called Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act (PATH).
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Western Cascade and Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) are testing new ways to supply in central Alaska LNG under Alaska’s Interior Energy Project (IEP).
Canadian resources and mining company Teck Resources is piloting LNG as fuel conversion for six of its owned haul trucks at its Fording River steelmaking coal operation in British Columbia.
TravelCenters of America, in partnership with Dutch major Shell, announced the opening of LNG truck fueling lanes and repair services at a TravelCenter location in California.

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.