In this issue

 

American Ship owner TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico on January 9 performed the first LNG bunkering at Jacksonville Port in the US its for LNG fuelled containership, before taking delivery of…
Yangtze River Delta Emission Control Area (ECA) will be effective from April 1 of this year, the Chinese Ministry of Transport said last Wednesday. The Chinese Government in November announced…
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).

News Nudges

SEA / LNG calls for review of Green Bond certification

Industry consortium SEA / LNG has called on the Climate Bond Initiative to review criteria for its proposed Green Bond certification of Low Carbon Shipping to accommodate greater financing for LNG-fuelled vessels. The consortium notes that proposals lean “towards being technology prescriptive” rather than goal oriented, noting that “immature and emerging technologies such as ammonia and hydrogen, that will require significant research and development investment over many years if they are to scale safely in the deep-sea maritime environment, appear to be favoured”. A recent study commissioned by SEA-LNG from CE Delft concludes that LNG-fuelled ships, with little or no modifications, can realise significant GHG savings through the use of liquid biomethane (LBM) and liquid synthetic methane (LSM), with estimated sustainable global supplies potentially exceeding the demands of shipping in the future. “LNG through the gradual introduction of LBM/LSM offers a realistic pathway for reducing shipping’s GHG emissions and we believe it should be recognized accordingly. Today, LNG is operationally effective, safe, scalable to meet shipping’s needs, and improves global air quality... Specifying green investment criteria that favour specific technology pathways risks forcing the shipping industry into non-optimal solutions from environmental, operational, and commercial perspectives and must be avoided,” SEA /LNG said in an open letter to the industry.


European LNG stations pumping biogas

More than 25% of CNG and LNG fuelling stations in Europe are now delivering biomethane, according to analysis of 4,120 stations by the Natural & Bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA). “It is key to understand and acknowledge that a vehicle that is fuelled with renewable gas, is effectively climate neutral. Europe’s renewable gas production capacity is proven and sustainability criteria in place are fully respected. Today, it is the best solution to boost the decarbonization process of the transport sector leveraging on a real circular economy,” Andrea Gerini NGVA Europe Secretary General, said. The figures show that an average of 17% all gas delivered is now biomethane with bioLNG becoming a “growing reality” as a cost-effective transition towards “carbon neutral mobility”. “While continuously increasing the rate of renewable gas in our network, there is future potential also in improving the efficiency of natural gas engines. This will progress hand in hand,” Gerini stated.


Dunkerque LNG launches truck fuelling

Terminal operator Dunkerque LNG is introducing truck fuelling at its sites with a new service reportedly offering 3,000 slots per year. The firm is majority-owned by a consortium of gas infrastructure group Fluxys, AXA Investment owns and operates Dunkirk LNG terminal in the north of France.