In this issue


Free ReadRussian oil and gas producer, PAO NOVATEK has announced that preliminary second quarter 2019 natural gas sales volumes, including volumes of LNG sold, totalled 18.74 bill cu m. This represents…
Affinity (Shipping) has organised the first LNG freight swap settled against the Baltic Exchange LNG spot assessments.
Qatargas has delivered its 3,000th LNG cargo to Japan.
Free ReadFreeport LNG has been given the go-ahead to begin gas flows into its first liquefaction train for commissioning purposes. The terminal, located south of Houston, will be the sixth major…
Thursday, 25 July 2019
AGP International Holdings Pte Ltd (AG&P) has received a major equity investment from two Japanese institutions.
Thursday, 25 July 2019
Venture Global LNG's $5.8 bill Calcasieu Pass LNG construction financing project has received over $10 bill in binding commitments from initial co-ordinating lead arrangers.
ABS and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on up to 14 new gas carriers.
Free ReadRussian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has published a new edition of the ‘Rules for the Classification and Construction of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (2019)’ on its website.…
Thursday, 25 July 2019
Toyo Engineering India Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyo Engineering Corp, has been awarded a contract to build a regasification plant for HPCL Shapoorji Energy Pvt Ltd (HSEPL).To…
Last year, China’s LNG imports soared 40.4% year-on-year to a record 53.8 mill tonnes, according to figures from the Chinese General Administration of Customs.
Thursday, 11 July 2019
Towards the end of last month, the LNGC ‘Senshu Maru’ became the 4,000th gas vessel to berth at the Chita LNG terminal complex in Japan.
Thursday, 11 July 2019
Free ReadAustralian Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) project developer, Global Energy Ventures (GEV), has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore (CIMC Raffles) to build the company’s CNG…
Bechtel and Cheniere Energy have announced the completion of the first commissioning LNG cargo from Train 2 at the Corpus Christi liquefaction (CCL) export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Following last year’s timecharter agreement between Höegh LNG and Australian AGL Shipping Pty Ltd (AGL) for an FSRU, AGL has selected ‘Höegh Esperanza’.

News Nudges

Gunvor takes ‘Marshal Vasilevskiy’

It has been reported that Gunvor had chartered the ‘Marshal Vasilevskiy’ from Gazprom to load a gas cargo in the US. According to Refinitiv Eikon data, the dual-purpose FSRU and LNGC left Rotterdam on 4th November and is due to arrive at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal on 26th November, loading three days later. The cargo’s destination is thus far unknown. Previously, between August and November, she was chartered to Austrian company OMV and prior to that, was moored near Kaliningrad as an FSRU to offset any potential disruption to gas pipeline flows via Belarus to the area.

New Chinese receiving terminal planned

Suntien Green Energy plans to build an LNG receiving terminal in northern China have been granted state approval. The company is a Chinese wind power producer and piped gas distributor backed by the Hebei provincial government. It plans to make an initial investment of $1.15 bill in a first-stage receiving terminal, capable of handling 5 mill tonnes per annum of LNG by the end of 2022. Eventually, the terminal’s capacity will be increased to 12 mill tonnes per year. The terminal will reportedly be comprised of eight storage tanks giving 200,000 cu m capacity, and a berth suitable for LNGCs with capacities from 80,000 to 266,000 cu m. Suntien claimed that it will finance the project with its own capital, supplemented with loans from financial institutions.

Perusahaan Gas Negara signs Sinopec LNG supply deal

Indonesia’s gas distribution company, PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN), is to sell LNG to China’s Sinopec next year. Sinopec required shipments of at least six LNG cargoes in 2020, PGN Director Syahrial Mukhtar told Reuters. The first shipment is expected in early January. PGN expects to source the LNG from both domestic gas fields and overseas, including from parent company’s PT Pertamina’s gas fields, it said.

Poland to charter LNGCs next year

Poland’s state-owned oil & gas company PGNiG is believed to be close to signing agreements with two or more shipping lines for the staggered charters on about six LNGCs. These vessels will ship LNG contracted on a free-on-board (FOB) basis from Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur and Venture Global LNG’s Calcasieu and Plaquemines projects.

‘LNG Dubhe’ on her way to Europe

The first of four conventional LNGCs ordered for the Yamal LNG project was delivered earlier this month. Ordered by MOL and China COSCO Shipping Corp , the ‘LNG Dubhe’ was handed over by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding. She was due to arrive at Singapore on 13th November, according to VesselFinder. Initially, ‘LNG Dubhe’ will ship Yamal LNG from European transhipment terminals or at a ship-to-ship cargo transfer location.