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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.
The European Commission in February granted €16.5 million in funding to 42 partners on a project to develop the maritime LNG fuel supply chain on the Spanish Coast.
Gazprom Germania, a subsidiary of Russian producer Gazprom Group with gas trading and storage operations conducted the first test LNG bunkering operation at the Port of Rostock in Germany on…
LNG supplier Qatargas, Danish shipping operator Maersk Group and Shell have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the development of LNG as a marine fuel in the Middle East.
Spanish Endesa has launched a new public service station in the municipal district of Valdemoro that will supply LNG and CNG for Spanish transport operator AISA, which has plans for…
Dutch DC Berkel, which operates DCB Energy service stations and car washes, has started construction on an LCNG station in Den Hoorn. 
American LNG technology supplier Chart Industries announced that its Czech subsidiary Chart Ferox and a German EPC partner, PPS Pipeline Systems, were selected to provide an LNG reloading station for…

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.