In this issue


Global LNG trade reached 38.2 bill cu ft per day last year, a 10% (3.5 bill cu ft per day) increase from 2016 and the largest annual volume increase ever recorded. 

Shell's giant FLNG ‘Prelude’ received a cool-down cargo from the LNGC ‘Gallina’ last week.

PETRONAS LNG Ltd (PLL) has completed its first LNG ship-to-ship (STS) transfer in Brunei Bay.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

CMLNG, a wholly owned subsidiary of New Age LNG Limited, has signed a gas convention agreement (GCA) with the Government of Cameroon, to develop a second FLNG project in the country.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Alpha Gas has firmed up an option for a third LNGC from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Nakilat is to establish a joint-venture company with Excelerate Energy to acquire a 55% interest in an FSRU. 

Tokyo Gas and Centrica LNG, a subsidiary of UK-based energy and services company Centrica plc, have jointly signed a non-binding Heads of Agreement (HoA) with the jointly-owned sales entity of the Mozambique Area 1 joint venture partners for long-term LNG offtake. 

AGL has signed two agreements to advance the proposed gas import jetty project at Crib Point, Victoria, Australia.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

The GLNG project, in which Santos has a 30% stake, has shipped its 200th LNG cargo from Curtis Island near Gladstone to South Korea.

South Korea’s SK E&S signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Department of Energy of the Philippines last week aimed at constructing LNG infrastructure worth $1.7 bill.

Work has started the Indonesian Tangguh LNG plant expansion project, which involves the addition of a third train to increase the liquefaction capacity by 3.8 mill tonnes per year. 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Italian offshore regasification terminal Adriatic LNG has received its 600th LNGC, the ‘Al Jassasiya’.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) is to supply complete marine compressed air systems and associated equipment to three TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd LNGCs being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

Thursday, 21 June 2018

As highlighted in LNG Shipping News of 7th June, full commercial operations have officially begun on board Golar LNG’s FLNG ‘Hilli Episeyo.’ 

News Nudges

‘GasLog Sydney’ taken on period charter

GasLog Partners has signed a new multi-year timecharter for the ‘GasLog Sydney’ with a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere Energy. The charterer has options to extend the agreement, which is scheduled to commence this year, for up to two consecutive periods at escalating rates. The 155,000 cu m tri-fuel diesel electric ’GasLog Sydney’ is currently on a multi-year timecharter with a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc redelivering in September, 2018. Built in 2013, the vessel is currently undergoing a scheduled drydocking during which a reliquefaction module will be fitted. “The execution of the charter further diversifies our customer base and increases our contracted revenue visibility, supporting our year-on-year distribution growth guidance of 5% to 7% in 2018,” CEO Andy Orekar, said.

GTT receives another order from HHI

GTT has received an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries to design the tanks of a new 174,000 cu m LNGC. She is being built for Thenamaris for delivery in delivery in September, 2020. The tanks will be equipped with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system. Philippe Berterottière, GTT Chairman and CEO, said: "This new order reinforces our long-term partnership with Hyundai Heavy Industries, with whom we have managed more than 50 newbuilds. We are also very pleased to accompany, once more, Thenamaris on its vessels projects."