In this issue


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Russia is about to boost its efforts to become a more significant LNG player with the startup of the Yamal LNG project. 

Delfin Midstream and Golar LNG have signed a joint agreement to develop the Delfin LNG project off the coast of Cameron Parish, Louisiana. 

Teekay confirmed this week that the 174,000 cu m ‘Pan Asia’ has successfully completed sea trials off the east coast of Shanghai in the East China sea. 

Qatargas has signed a new Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Shell. 

Following the first US gas deliveries to Poland the Netherlands in the past few weeks, Taiwan has become the latest importer of Cheniere’s Sabine Pass natural gas. 

Dynagas LNG Partners’ suffered a 24.6% decrease in its net income for the three months ended 31st March, 2017. 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Based on the feedback received during the recent fixed income road show, EXMAR is to call a bondholders’ meeting. 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Haugesund-based Knutsen OAS Shipping has ordered four MAN B&W 5G70ME-GI engines fitted with exhaust gas recirculation systems (EGR) for two newbuilding 180,000 cu.m LNGCs. 

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) for a floating LNG power plant and FSRU design concept developed by Japan’s Chiyoda Corp. 

The allocation of capacity for the regasification and storage bundled service concerning the months of August and September for OLT Offshore LNG Toscana was successfully completed.

A deck officer suffered severe head injuries when he was struck by a parted HMPE mooring rope during a berthing operation of the LNGC ‘Zarga’ at South Hook LNG terminal, Milford Haven on 2nd May, 2015. 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

GTT has received an order from Samsung Heavy Industries to fit a containment system on a new FLNG.  

Thursday, 08 June 2017

In the aftermath of the diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states with Qatar, the UAE port of Fujairah has banned all calls by Qatari-flagged ships, plus any vessels arriving or sailing from Qatari ports. 

Thursday, 08 June 2017

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has confirmed that the delivery of the LNGC ‘CESI Beihai’ from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding took place in Shanghai on 1st June. 

News Nudges

Teekay LNG Partners declares distribution

Teekay GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners, has declared a cash distribution of $0.5625 per unit on the Partnership's Series A preferred units for the period from 1st April, 2017 to 30th June, 2017. The cash distribution is payable on 17th July , 2017 to all unitholders of record as at 30th June, 2017.

LNGC enters service

Another Hyundai LNGC was recently delivered by DSME. The 174,000 cu m ‘Hyundai Peacepia’ has joined her sistership ‘Hyundai Princepia’ - see LNG SN 8th June.

FERC - Jordan Cove LNG terminal

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a notice stating that it intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the planned Jordan Cove LNG terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon. Comments must be received by 10th July, FERC said.