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Joint venture bunker specialist FueLNG has completed its 100th LNG bunkering operation in Singpaore, setting “a new industry milestone” for the island state. 
Free ReadSingapore state-owned developer Pavilion Energy has chartered its first LNG bunker vessel for the supply of LNG in the Port of Singapore.  The vessel is the largest LNG bunker vessel…
The global LNG-fuelled fleet is set to double by 2022, as demand for bunker fuel grows ‘significantly’, according to research by The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES). 
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The board of directors of Russian national energy firm Gazprom has backed plans to support new LNG bunkering investment in line with expected growth in LNG consumption. 
LNG bunker vessel Coral Methane has completed its first ship-to-ship refuelling operation, in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. 
Free ReadFollowing a tipping point for LNG as a marine fuel last year, industry demand is expected to increase sharply in 2019, according to multi-sector coalition SEA\LNG.  In an outlook statement SEA\LNG…
Thursday, 31 January 2019
Spanish fuel specialist HAM Group has opened the first LNG fuelling station in Extremadura, in western Spain. 
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LNG equipment developer LIQAL has secured a contract for turnkey realization of an LNG refuelling station in Heverlee, Belgium. 
Free ReadFuel specialist Galileo has introduced the first fleet of LNG-powered t heavy-duty trucks in Argentina.  The firm announced it will operate six new Scania G340 trucks fuelled by LNG at…
The port of Rotterdam has introduced the first LNG-fuelled trailing suction hopper dredger to the Netherlands. 
Free ReadRussian shipping line Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has placed an order for the construction of three new LNG-fuelled tankers byUnited Shipbuilding Corporation.  The MR-class vessels will each have a deadweight of…
Swedish shipping line Rederi Gotland has taken delivery of its new LNG-fuelled ferry – Visborg - in Sweden. 
Free ReadResearch consortium BioLNG EuroNet has announced plans to expand LNG infrastructure across Europe with investment in LNG trucks, refuelling stations and a BioLNG production plant.  The consortium, which includes Shell,…
Thursday, 31 January 2019
Free ReadKorean shipbuilder Daehan Shipbuilding (DHSC) has received accreditation for a new LNG-fuelled Aframax tanker design.  The 115,000 deadweight-tonne tanker design received Approval in Principle from standards agency DNV GL, paving…

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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”.