In this issue


Three US Senators and a Representative have reintroduced an act in an attempt to remove perceived barriers placed on US natural gas exporters. 
Eagle LNG Partners received the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on 12th April.
Thursday, 18 April 2019
Keppel Gas Pte Ltd (Keppel Gas), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd (Keppel Infrastructure), has received its first LNG cargo import under Singapore's Spot Import Policy. 
Thursday, 18 April 2019
There were several more LNGC contracts reported recently.
Japanese utility concern, JERA has signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Diamond Gas International Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp, for the sale and purchase of LNG from…
The Canadian Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC) has played a key role in the Énergie Saguenay project, spearheaded by GNL Québec.
Thursday, 18 April 2019
The PNG LNG project co-venturers have entered into a mid-term LNG sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Unipec Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinopec, for the supply of LNG commencing…
Golar LNG Limited has received a firm $700 mill underwritten financing commitment for the FLNG ‘Gimi’.
Thursday, 18 April 2019
GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) reported a drop in consolidated revenue of 8.2% for the first quarter of this year. 
South Korean LNG project development company, EPIK has signed an agreement with Australian construction company Watpac to provide design, engineering and construction services for the Newcastle LNG FSRU import terminal…
Burckhardt Compression is to fit its patented Laby compressors on 30,000 cu m LNGC newbuilding to be operated by Knutsen OAS Shipping. 
ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to two new gas carrier designs from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding.
Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement aimed at establishing a more efficient solution for LNGCs and shuttle tankers.
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and GTT have signed a co-operation agreement for LNG transportation.

News Nudges

DSME names four Arc7s

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has held a naming ceremony for four Arc7s at its Okpo Shipyard. On 28th March, DSME christened the new 172,600 cu m LNGCs ‘Nikolay Yevgenov’, ‘Vladimir Voronin’, ‘Georgiy Ushakov’ and ‘Yakov Gakkel’, named after Russian Arctic explorers and scholars. The Arc7s are scheduled to be delivered in October and November, 2019, and January and February, 2020, respectively. They were ordered by Teekay LNG Partners as part of a $4.8 bill contract for 15 icebreaking LNGCs for the Yamal LNG project. Each ship is valued at $320 mill. Thus far, DSME has delivered 10, with five remaining under construction at Okpo.

NYK to conduct IGF code training

A training programme for seafarers responsible for LNG and other low-flashpoint fuels on board NYK Group-operated ships has been accredited by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK). This makes NYK the first Japanese shipping company to obtain an international institution’s certification in the field of IGF Code training, the company claimed.

Polish LNG terminal extension gets green light

The European Commission has approved plans to increase the regasification capacity, and the development of additional services, at the Świnoujście LNG receiving terminal. The plans would see the terminal capacity increase from 5 to 7.5 bill cu m per year. As a result, Polish LNG will receive €128 million from the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund, under the 2014-20 Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme.