In this issue


A joint venture involving Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil is among 12 interests vying to build Bangladesh’s first onshore LNG import terminal.
Free ReadMitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has signed a long-term charter contract with Hong Kong LNG Terminal Limited for an FSRU. Under the terms of the deal, MOL will supply the unit,…
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) has agreed to purchase an additional 1.5 mill tonnes per annum of LNG from Venture Global LNG.
Commonwealth LNG, LLC and Gunvor Singapore Pte Ltd, have signed a heads of agreement (HOA) towards a definitive 15-year LNG sale and purchase agreement (SPA).
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has received general approval for ship application from class society DNV GL for its Solidus LNGC cargo containment system.
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Free ReadINPEX Masela, Ltd, a subsidiary of INPEX Corp, has submitted a revised plan of development (POD) to the Indonesian Government for the Abadi LNG project. The revised POD is based…
Thursday, 27 June 2019
It has been reported that Delfin LNG has asked US federal energy regulators for a three-year and six-month extension until 28th March, 2023 to build facilities to connect up to…
Reganosa’s Murgados terminal has played host to the smallest vessel to berth to date.
Anthony Veder is to take on the commercial management for five gas carriers operated by GATX Corp.
Free ReadSQLearn has collaborated with GasLog Ltd to provide e-learning services from its Dolphin Platforms for the entire fleet of 27 LNGCs. “Through our strategic co-operation with SQLearn, and its innovative…
Singapore-based Pavilion Energy is to purchase the entire LNG assets of Spanish energy company, Iberdrola.
Qatargas has delivered the largest single LNG cargo to date to the Marmara LNG Terminal in Turkey.
Thursday, 13 June 2019
Free ReadAfter another record year, global demand for natural gas is forecast to keep growing over the next five years. This growth pattern will be driven by strong consumption in the…
Thursday, 13 June 2019
GasLog Ltd, GasLog Partners and Golar LNG are to assume commercial control of their respective LNGCs currently operating in the spot market through The Cool Pool.

News Nudges

GTT to fit Maran Gas quartet

Last Month, GTT received an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) concerning the tank design for four new 174,000 cu m LNGCs on behalf of Maran Gas. The delivery of the ships is planned between the end of 2021 and early 2022.

Awilco confirms charter

Awilco LNG has confirmed that the 2013-built 156,000 cu m TFDE ‘WilPride’ has been inspected and accepted by an undisclosed charterer and was due to be delivered on or about 10th July, 2019. The eight month timecharter is estimated to contribute an annualised EBITDA of about $23 mill during the period, the company said.

MOL names another MOSS type LNGC

Mitsui OSK Lines. (MOL) has named a newbuilding LNGC ordered by Trans Pacific Shipping 8 Ltd, a 50:50 joint venture between MOL and JERA, at the Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries. She was named ‘Sohshu Maru’ and is fitted with a DFDE propulsion system. The MOSS type 177,000 cu m LNGC will transport natural gas purchased by JERA from the US Freeport LNG project, plus other suppliers.

Landbridge to develop Rizhao LNG terminal

Shandong Landbridge Group is to build an LNG receiving terminal at Landbrige Port in Rizhao in conjunction with the Beijing Energy Group. Under the agreement, the two parties will invest RMB6.7 bill (about $973 mill) to construct the terminal, which will have a design capacity to handle 5 mill tonnes of LNG per year. In addition, the two companies said that they plan to jointly develop overseas energy projects.

FERC updates

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on the construction and operation of the Alaska LNG Project.The project was proposed by the Alaska Gasline Development Corp (AGDC) to commercialise the natural gas resources of Alaska’s North Slope, by converting the existing natural gas supply to LNG for export and also provide gas for users within the State of Alaska. The draft EIS comment period closes on 3rd October, 2019. FERC has also said that it intends to prepare a supplementary environmental review for the proposed expansion of production capacity at Magnolia LNG facility in Lake Charles.