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Free ReadOil and gas firm Petronas has conducted its first LNG bunkering operation on the island of Borneo, refuelling via its dedicated LNG bunker vessel, Avenir Advantage. The bunker operation was…
A consortium of maritime and energy firms in Turkey has announced plans to develop a major new LNG bunkering hub in the country.
South African transport firm Imperial Logistics has expanded its UK fleet, with 18 new bioLNG-fuelled trucks from Italian manufacturer Iveco.
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Italian gas station developer SGIG is to add a new LNG fuelling facility near Parma in the north of Italy.
Free ReadFuelling specialist Tote Maritime has completed the first bunkering of a marine vessel with ‘renewable’ LNG in the US, at the JAX LNG facility in Jacksonville. The refuelling operation was…
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Fuel specialist Dover Group has completed the acquisition of Dutch LNG equipment maker Liqal, as it targets sustained growth in the LNG and hydrogen fuelling sectors.
Spanish gas firms Redexis and Compañía Española de Petróleos (Cepsa) have inaugurated a new refuelling station in Madrid.
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Malaysian energy firm Petronas has reported a strong increase in LNG bunkering activity in the first half of 2021 as its Virtual Pipeline System (VPS) deliveries grew.
Free ReadTour operator Ponant has completed the first LNG bunkering of a cruise ship in France. The firm carried out refuelling operations for its new high polar exploration vessel, Le Commandant…
Standards agency Bureau Veritas has approved plans for the first LNG bunkering vessel designed in Malaysia.
Classification society Bureau Veritas has approved designs by engineering group Gaz-transport & Technigaz (GTT) for its first "NH3 Ready" Mark III LNG fuel tanks.
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Free ReadSpanish gas specialist Repsol has started construction on its delayed LNG bunker terminal in the north of Spain. The terminal at the port of Bilbao will feature a cryogenic tank…
Maritime specialists Oceania Marine Energy (OME) and Kanfer Shipping have announced plans to create the world’s first ammonia-ready LNG bunkering vessel.
Demand for LNG as a bunker fuel is set to triple between 2020 and 2024, according to the latest research from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

News Nudges

GSI receives LNG PCTC orders

Chinese shipbuilder Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has secured orders to build LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) from H-Line Shipping and BYD Group. The orders include two LNG dual-fuel PCTS for H-Line with a capacity of 8,600. The vessels will be chartered to Hyudai Glovis.

Tote hits North American bunkering milestone

Fuelling specialist Tote Maritime has completed the 300th operation with its bunker vessel, Clean Jacksonville, the first LNG bunker barge in North America. The milestone was completed at Jax LNG in Florida by subsidiary Tote Services which operates the barge. The Clean Jacksonville also supplies Tote’s Marlin class LNG-powered vessels in Jacksonville, Florida. The Clean Jacksonville was built by Conrad Industries and features a single GTT LNG tank with capacity of 2,200 cubic metres.

Slow start to 2023 for newbuild orders

The first month of 2023 saw no new confirmed orders for LNG-fuelled ships, according to the latest figures from certification agency DNV. ‘The year has come off to a slow start for orders on alternative fuelled vessels, however February is already looking more promising,’ said Martin Wold, Principal Consultant in DNV’s Maritime Advisory business. More competitive gas prices in January are expected to boost demand over the course of the year. The total number of LNG-fuelled ships ordered in 2022 fell compared to 2021, from 240 to 222.

China trials fuel tank replacement bunkering

The first successful refuelling of LNG by the novel tank replacement method has been completed in China, with two vessels bunkering fuel in in Xuzhou, northwestern Jiangsu province. The process involved the LNG-fuelled containerships Hongyuan Xuzhou and Hongyuan Wuhan and replacement of movable fuel tanks, each containing 17 tonnes of LNG. “This kind of movable LNG fuel tank supplying gas to cargo ships is like replacing batteries for new energy vehicles,” Miao Xiaochao, Team Leader of CNOOC Jiangsu LNG Tank Replacing Project Team, reportedly said. “This model is the first in China. The whole process only takes 15 to 30 minutes, which is 60% to 70% shorter than the traditional filling method.” The new method is particularly beneficial for inland transport where a lack of available stations on China’s main rivers has limited LNG uptake. Following refuelling the ships set sail on the Jiangsu section of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.