In this issue


Thursday, 31 March 2016

Japan’s natural gas provider Tokyo Gas has opened its recently constructed Hitachi LNG Terminal.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Leading South Korean LNGC builder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) claimed that the worst is over after record losses last year on the back of the newbuilding order slump.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Greek shipowners now account for 22 more LNGCs than last year, according to the latest figures from the Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee (GSCC).

‘JS Ineos Intrepid’, the third vessel in a series of eight of the world’s largest LNG multi-gas carriers, left the Marcus Hook terminal, near Philadelphia, on 9th March bound for Rafnes in Norway.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Chevron Corp has confirmed that it expects to ship the first natural gas cargo this week from the giant Gorgon project on Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

Belgian-based Exmar and Pacific Exploration and Production (PEP) have mutually agreed to terminate a liquefaction and storage agreement.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Engie, formerly GDF Suez, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Gas Natural Atlántico, to supply up to 400,000 tonnes of LNG per year from 2018 on a 10-year period to the Costa Norte LNG Terminal in Colon province, Panama.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

The first Petronas FLNG facility was named at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Okpo, South Korea.

RasGas has recently delivered its 500th LNG cargo to CPC Corp, Taiwan.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

New Fortress Energy, a company seeking to supply LNG to Jamaica, has signed a two-year contract for an LNGC, which is due to start shipping gas this month.

A 287 m long Ice Classed FSRU being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries is to be classed by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS).

Class society and consultancy Lloyd’s Register has launched a new service for the energy industry, primarily aimed at FLNGs and FPSOs.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

GTT subsidiary, GTT Training, has won its first contract to supply G-Sim LNG simulator software to L-3 DPA and Chevron.

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with the Nigerian gas transportation company Bonny Gas Transport (BGT), a subsidiary of Nigeria LNG (NLNG). 

News Nudges

DSME to postpone LNGC deliveries

According to a South Korean stock exchange filing, Daewoo said it was close to postponing the deliveries of two LNGCs ordered by European interests. The vessels were originally due to be handed over by the end of this year.

Traders short listed for two import terminals

Bangladesh has short listed commodity traders Trafigura and Gunvor to arrange the installation of two FLNG import terminals in 2018. “Trafigura and Gunvor have been short listed out of 13 companies for two 200 mill cu ft per day LNG import terminals,” a director at state-run energy firm Petrobangla’s LNG division told Reuters. Petrobangla will hold talks with the companies and deals will then be finalised, he added. It was believed Bangladesh needs the terminals to be in place in 2018, the newswire said. Gunvor will use an FSRU barge provided by EXMAR, which will fit the shallow water conditions at Chittagong in southeastern Bangladesh where both terminals will be located, sources told Reuters.

GAIL takes LNGC for three years

Indian state-owned energy company GAIL is believed to be close to chartering a TOTAL operated, Teekay owned, LNGC. The charter was thought to be for three years and the vessel will be used to ship LNG from the US beginning January, 2018.