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Development of a major LNG bunkering facility at the Port of Frederikshavn in Denmark has got underway following approval for all partners in the EU-financed Nordic Maritime Hub project.
Thursday, 07 April 2016
Malaysian oil & gas services provider SapuraKencana GE (SKGE) has signed a long term maintenance contract with national energy company Petroliam Nasional Bhd or Petronas, for two forthcoming floating LNG…
The Baltic Ports Organization (BPO) has received approval and investment for its Green InfraPort project which includes development of scrubber waste reception facilities alongside LNG bunkering infrastructure at Baltic ports.
Russian energy major Gazprom has signed a framework agreement with Belgium-based natural gas transmission system operator Fluxys to develop small-scale LNG projects with a view to increasing LNG fuelling opportunities…
Thursday, 07 April 2016
Authorities in Gibraltar have invited proposals for the design and construction of a LNG fuel storage facility on the island.
Norwegian LNG supplier Skangas has signed a deal with one of its owners to acquire the new Risavika LNG bunkering and production facility at the Port of Risavika in Norway.
Two companies have agreed to develop the proposed Port Arthur LNG export facility with truck and marine loading areas in Port Arthur, Texas.
China Classification Society (CCS) recently published the specifications for the construction and equipment of ships carrying liquefied gases in bulk, and mentioned on-going work on LNG-fuelled ship policy.
Finnish logistics services provider Containerships and its partners have applied for EU funding to create an LNG-fuelled merchant vessel fleet to operate between Finland, the UK and the Netherlands.
The study, “Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Bunkering, Operations in the Marine Sector: A Total Fuel Cycle Approach” was published in the US government’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) news release on…
Three Dutch companies – Greenpoint Fuels, Rolande and Van Den Broek Oil – have officially inaugurated their new tank truck plant in Veghel on March 8.
American highway contractor service providers Matheson Trucking has added 12 LNG and 25 new CNG tractors to its fleet as part of a company-wide clean energy expansion programme.
AIDA Cruises, a German cruise line that is British-American owned and based in Germany, has taken delivery of the first of two large cruise ships.
The Wärtsilä plant will be installed at an existing paper mill in Skogn, Norway to convert paper mill slurry and fishery waste into cryogenic liquid biogas.

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”.