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Thursday, 19 November 2020
Energy major Total has signed contracts to charter four new LNG-powered Aframax-type vessels by the end of 2023.
LNG project development firm Epik is to add bunkering services to its proposed Newcastle GasDock LNG import terminal in Australia.
Free ReadShipping line Siem has introduced the first transatlantic car freighter powered by LNG, delivering its first cargo on behalf of Volkwagen Group. The Siem Confucious made its maiden shipment of…
Authorities in South Korea have revised gas regulations to accelerate the uptake of LNG as a fuel for transport in the country.
Authorities at the port of Rotterdam have reported a record rise in LNG bunker sales in the second quarter, as the fuel took market share from traditional marine fuel oil.
Ship services specialist Newport Shipping has increased its focus on LNG conversions and retrofitting in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as it sees renewed demand for solutions to meet…
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Free ReadDutch fuel merchant Rolande LNG has entered the German market with the opening of a CNG/LNG filling station near Ulm in the south of the country. The self-serve station features…
The European Commission is to invest €27 million in two LNG bunkering projects in Spain.
Energy developer Pilot LNG has announced plans for new refuelling infrastructure in Houston with the launch of its Galveston LNG Bunker Port.
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Free ReadNatural gas specialist Golar Power has announced plans to develop the first LNG terminal in the North of Brazil, paving the way for a comprehensive LNG fuelling network across the…
Haulier Nicholls Transport has progressed its transition to gas across its fleet with the acquisition of a fleet of 10 lveco Stralis vehicles.
New LNG industry body the Canadian LNG Alliance has announced plans to integrate the fuel as a key part of the country’s clean energy transition.
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Free ReadFinnish gas specialist Gasum has strengthened its gas filling station network, adding capacity for heavy-duty transport refuelling with a new station in Lieto. The station, located in Eteläkaari 1 on…
Fuel supplier Petronet has announced plans to commence a new LNG supply business, supporting LNG refuelling capability across India.

News Nudges

GTT to deliver Chengda tanks

French LNG specialist GTT is to design two very large Membrane Full Containment LNG storage tanks for China Chengda Engineering as part of a cooperation agreement related to the Tianjin Nangang LNG terminal. The order includes two membrane storage tanks, each with a net capacity of 220,000 cubci metres and fitted with GST technology. “This order for two more LNG storage tanks further confirms that GTT's Membrane full containment technology is becoming a reference solution for LNG land storage tanks due to its efficiency, competitiveness, safety and low environmental footprint,” Philippe Berterottière, CEO of GTT, said. GTT will deliver the tanks in the second quarter of 2024 to the Tianjin south port Industrial Zone in China.


Hudong-Zhonghua finalises Marseille-Fos bunker vessel

The first LNG bunker vessel to be deployed in a French homeport has been launched in China, following completion of construction at Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard. The vessel is being built on behalf of joint venture partners TotalEnergies Marine Fuels and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and will be deployed at the Port of Marseille-Fos, Southern France following sea trial off the coast of Shanghai. “We are excited to be at the forefront of making LNG bunkering capabilities readily available in France and the Mediterranean region,” said Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet, Vice-President Marine Fuels at TotalEnergies. “With shipping’s accelerating transition to this cleaner marine fuel, we look forward to providing our customers with another major European hub for their LNG bunkering needs.” The vessel will have a capacity of 18,600 cubic metres and is expected to enter operation in Marseille-Fos by the end of the year.


HAM opens Navalmanzano LLNG station

HAM Group has opened a new LNG fuelling station in Segovia, Spain. The BENITO gas station was installed in one day in Navalmanzano and features integrated dispenser and payment terminal connected to a tank with capacity for 80 cubic metres of LNG. The station allows heavy vehicles and all types of trucks to refuel with LNG. “It keeps the liquid subcooled and adapts immediately to the optimal temperature of the different brands: Iveco, Scania or Volvo, allowing fast and safe refuelling with an innovative nozzle, designed by HAM, with a “nofrost” system and a double anchoring and closing system, in order to avoid leaks, liquid losses and facilitate its disconnection without emitting gas into the air,” a spokesperson for the firm said.