In this issue

 

Monkey Island LNG, formerly SCT&E LNG, has contracted AECOM to co-ordinate the environmental analysis and engineering services for a US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) pre-filing review process and application.

Thursday, 03 August 2017

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) reported EBITDA of €74.6 mill for the first half of 2017, up 1.2% compared to the first half of 2016. 

Following the loading of a cargo at the Snøhvit LNG export terminal in Norway, the Arc-7 LNGC ‘Christophe de Margerie’ is transiting the Northern Sea Route (NSR) unescorted to Boryeong, South Korea.

The US is on track to become the world's second largest exporter of LNG by the end of 2022, just behind Australia and ahead of Qatar, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said.

Lithuania’s natural gas supply and trade company Lietuvos Duju Tiekimas (LDT) is to buy a second LNG cargo from the US.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

NITC is considering venturing into the LNG market, as Iran gears up for production of natural gas.

At the end of June, GTT received an order for containment systems from the Chinese Shipyard Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Corp. 

The Regional Maritime University in Ghana (RMU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Höegh LNG to support maritime capacity development for both RMU and Ghanaian seafarers.

Golar LNG Partners has agreed with Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP), the charterer of the ‘Golar Freeze’ FSRU, to amend the existing timecharter that was due to end Golar LNG Partners has agreed with Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP), the charterer of the ‘Golar Freeze’ FSRU, to amend the existing timecharter that was due to end in May, 2020.

Gasunie LNG Holding, Oiltanking and Vopak LNG Holding have met EU Merger Regulation approval to establish a joint venture to own and operate an LNG terminal at Brunsbuttel, Northern Germany.

Excelerate Energy Bangladesh (Excelerate) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have secured debt Excelerate Energy Bangladesh (Excelerate) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have secured debt financing for Bangladesh’s first LNG import terminal. 

RasGas has completed the 500th LNG cargo delivery to its long term customer, Edison.

US law firm King & Spalding advised Jordan Cove LNG LLC in a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of an LNG liquefaction export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon.

Goltens has been awarded a contract to engineer and retrofit OceanSaver ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) on board two of BP Shipping’s LNGCs. 

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.