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Engineering component supplier Hexagon Composites has been awarded a contract to supply fuel storage tanks for a newbuild LNG supply vessel being built for Babcock Schulte Energy. 
Increases in maintenance costs associated with exhaust gas scrubber systems may give a boost to demand for LNG fuel, according to underwater repair specialist Hydrex. 
Global energy company Gazprom has announced plans to build two small-scale LNG production facilities to provide fuel for locomotives operated by Sverdlovsk Railway in Russia.  The firm signed a cooperation…
LNG specialist Crowley Fuels has signed a multi-year supply contract with a major pharmaceutical company in Puerto Rico. 
Thursday, 22 February 2018
India’s ruling party has backed measures to drastically upscale LNG imports in the country and drive wide spread adoption of the fuel for transport. 
Thursday, 08 February 2018
Cross-sector industry coalition SEA\LNG has launched a new online tool to map the LNG bunkering infrastructure landscape worldwide. 
Thursday, 08 February 2018
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has published a guidance document outlining best practice for the planning and operational stages of LNG bunkering.  Aimed at port authorities and administrations, the…
Energy company Itsas Gas has performed the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering at the port of Bilbao in Northern Spain, marking the first such operation in the Atlantic Arc and Mediterranean…
Authorities at the port of Gothenburg have broken ground on a new LNG bunker facility which is set to become operational later this year. 
Fuelling technology firm Titan LNG has signed a long-term rental agreement with the Port of Amsterdam to site an LNG bunkering pontoon at the port.  The contract is part of…
Energy firm Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions has signed a long-term charter contract with shipping line Mitsui O.S.K. Lines for the first bunker vessel capable of supplying large quantities of…
Japanese shipping firms K Line, Chubu Electric, Toyota Tsusho, and NYK Line have initiated plans to create a joint LNG bunkering business. 
Gas specialist Reganosa has delivered fuel for the first LNG-powered trains in Europe via its Mugardos terminal in the port of Ferrol, Spain.  The bunkering operation was hailed as a…
Thursday, 25 January 2018
German fuel supplier Nauticor has signed a deal with Swedish ferry operator Destination Gotland for the provision of fuel for its first LNG-powered ferry. 

News Nudges

Excelerate, Equinor complete first STS LNG transfer in Bahamas

Fuel specialist Excelerate Energy and oil and gas major Equinor Energy have completed the first ever ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in The Bahamas. The bunkering operation was carried out between Excelerate's floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) Exemplar and Equinor's LNG carrier Arctic Voyager. "Excelerate conducted the industry's first commercial STS transfer of LNG in 2007, and since then, STS transfers have been completed and proven safe in a wide range of environments, now including The Bahamas. This new STS location allows us to provide additional commercial flexibility to our customers and respond to prompt market needs in a safe and reliable manner,” Daniel Bustos, Excelerate's Chief Commercial Officer, said. The procedure involved transfer of a full LNG cargo, with fuel transferred using a double-banked LNG transfer system while the vessels were moored at Equinor's South Riding Point storage and transshipment terminal. To date, Excelerate has successfully transferred over 170,900,000 cubic meters of LNG using its STS protocol, with over 1,300 involving third-party vessels.


Algeciras plans LNG bunkering expansion

Authorities at the Port of Algeciras in Spain have announced plans to expand LNG bunkering operations as it forecasts that demand for LNG, from vessels operating in the Strait of Gibraltar, will hit approximately 1.8 million cubic meters by 2030. Speaking at the recent CORE LNGas Hive Conference III, general director of the Port Authority of Algeciras (APBA), José Luis Hormaechea, highlighted the important role the port intends to play in the supply picture. The commitment follows an agreement with utility company Gas Natural Fenosa for LNG supply to the port of Algeciras, with an option to extend to all peninsular ports.


Klaipėda announces LNG Forum

Authorities at the port of Klaipėda are to host an LNG forum as part of a drive to cement the port’s position as an LNG distribution and technology development centre serving the Baltic Sea region. An estimated 200 participants from Lithuania and abroad have registered for the event over the course of two days. The Port of Klaipėda is one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe, and the largest in Lithuania.