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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…
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…
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…
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). 
Thursday, 03 March 2016
The first natural gas export cargo to leave Cheniere Energy Partners’ Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal was shipped last week on board the ABS classed LNGC ‘Asia Vision’, chartered by Cheniere…
GasLog Ltd has announced a profit of $18.2 mill and $53.7 mill for the fourth quarter of 2015 and the full year, respectively. This compares with $9.9 mill for 4Q14…

News Nudges

NYK and Pertamina in LNG shipping tie-up

NYK and PT Pertamina International Shipping (PIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of PT Pertamina (Persero), the Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for energy transportation. Energy transportation demand, especially in LNG, is expected to increase in Indonesia. This agreement covers ownership and management, while both companies have started discussions concerning a joint business, particularly involving the ownership and management of LNGCs as exclusive partners.

First LNGC fitted with fuel saving device delivered

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has delivered an LNGC fitted with its air lubrication system (ALS). Delivered to Maran Gas Maritime, this was the first LNGC to be fitted with a DSME ALS. DSME claimed that compared to existing LNGCs, the new vessel installed with an ALS can save more than 5% of fuel. Maran Gas confirmed the fuel savings during trials in October and asked DSME to apply the technology to its next vessel, the shipbuilder said.

Cove Point loads 100th LNGC

Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG Terminal loaded its 100th commercial LNGC on 11th November just 19 months after the facility opened. Located in Lusby, Maryland, the Cove Point LNG Terminal became the US’ second largest LNG export facility and the first on the East Coast, when it entered commercial operation on 9th April, 2018. Cove Point produces LNG under 20-year contracts for ST Cove Point, a joint venture of Sumitomo Corp and Tokyo Gas, and for Gail Global (US) LNG, the US affiliate of GAIL (India).

SHI wins conditional LNGC contract

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has reportedly won a conditional order from an unidentified Eurasian client to build an LNGC. The vessel is due to be delivered in September, 2022, SHI said in a regulatory filing, adding that details would not be disclosed in agreement with the client. "This contract is conditional, so if the contract is confirmed or changed, we will re-disclose details," the shipbuilder said in a statement.

Golar LNG in sale and leaseback deal

A Golar LNG subsidiary has signed a sale and leaseback deal with CSSC Shipping, the financial leasing unit of China State Shipbuilding Corp, for one of its 140,000 cu m LNGCs. CSSC Shipping will purchase the vessel for $147 mill and charter her back to Golar LNG for $159.65 mill over a 36-month charter period. She is to be converted into an FSRU and delivery is scheduled for March next year.