In this issue

 

South Korean LNG project development company, EPIK has signed an agreement with Australian construction company Watpac to provide design, engineering and construction services for the Newcastle LNG FSRU import terminal…
Burckhardt Compression is to fit its patented Laby compressors on 30,000 cu m LNGC newbuilding to be operated by Knutsen OAS Shipping. 
ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to two new gas carrier designs from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding.
Free ReadWärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement aimed at establishing a more efficient solution for LNGCs and shuttle tankers. This agreement was signed…
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and GTT have signed a co-operation agreement for LNG transportation.
At a recent presentation attended by LNG SN, Poten & Partners said that the LNGC contracts market was changing with several soon to expire. 
Thursday, 04 April 2019
Free ReadSempra Energy’s subsidiary Energía Costa Azul (ECA) LNG has received two US Department of Energy (DOE) authorisations to export US produced natural gas to Mexico and to re-export liquefied natural…
Ocean LNG Limited, majority owned by Qatar Petroleum, will be responsible for the offtake and marketing of all the LNG to be produced and exported from the Golden Pass LNG…
Thursday, 04 April 2019
NextDecade Corp has signed a 20-year sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Shell for the supply of 2 mill tonnes per annum of LNG from the Rio Grande LNG project…
Anthony Veder has taken delivery of two 10,000 cu m combined gas carriers.
Free ReadDuring the 19th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG2019) in Shanghai, Novatek Gas&Power Asia, a trading subsidiary of PAO NOVATEK, Vitol and Repsol signed of Heads of Agreement…
GasLog has signed two multi-year contracts for newbuilding LNGCs with Endesa and JERA. 
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a rather negative draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the Jordan Cove LNG Project and the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Project.
Thursday, 04 April 2019
Free ReadLate last month, Gazprom and RusGazDobycha finalised the configuration of a large-scale complex to process ethane-containing gas and produce LNG near Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region. Both parties have thus moved to…

News Nudges

GTT receives another two orders

At the end of September, GTT received two orders from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) for the tank design of two LNGCs. Each vessel will have a capacity of 174,000 cu m. GTT will design their tanks, which will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system. The SHI LNGC will be built for NYK and will be delivered during the third quarter of 2021. The HSHI LNGC will be built for an undisclosed Asian shipowner. The vessel’s delivery is scheduled for the end of the fourth quarter of 2021.


DSME wins two LNGC contracts

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) said in a stock exchange filing that it had received a contract to build two LNGCs for unidentified US interests. According to the filing, the order is worth KRW446.5 bill ($376.8 mill). Brokers have reported that BW Gas is behind the order and that they are options declared. Scheduled to be delivered by September, 2022, each LNGC will have a capacity of 174,000 cu m. DSME said that the vessels would feature MAN B&W ME-GI dual-fuel, 2-stroke, gas-injection engines and in-house full re-liquefaction systems (FRS).


Cheniere takes LNGC for period business

Brokers have reported that Cheniere has chartered the 160,000 cu m LNGC ‘Yari LNG’ for 12 months at $69,900 per day.


Record Panama LNGC transits

The Panama Canal has closed the 2019 fiscal year (FY19) with a record tonnage of 469 mill Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), a 6.2% increase compared to FY18. The waterway also exceeds the 450.7 mill PC/UMS tons projection for FY19, as well as the record tonnage of 442 mill PC/UMS tons registered in the previous fiscal year. During FY19, transits for the LNG and LPG segments rose by 37.6 and 6.9%, respectively, representing the largest gain across all segments. In terms of tonnage, LNGCs accounted for 43 mill PC/UMS tons.


PETRONAS conducts third LNG STS transfer

PETRONAS LNG recently completed its third LNG delivery via a ship-to-ship (STS) transfer. It took place in Brunei Bay, Sabah, Malaysia. The delivering vessel, ‘Seri Bijaksana’, transferred 80,000 cu m of LNG to ‘Polar Spirit’ and 62,000 cu m to ‘Lerici’. The two ships then delivered the two cargoes to Chinese receiving terminals. The 1993-built ‘Polar Spirit’ is operated by Teekay LNG Partners and the 1998-built ‘Lerici’ by MISC, according to VesselsValue. PETRONAS completed its first LNG STS operation in June, 2018, and the second in April, this year.


First Gen plans FSRU

It has been reported that First Gen is considering leasing an FSRU to regas LNG imports, which can yield savings on feed gas costs. The power supplier has fixed gas supply contracts with the consortium behind the sole producing gas field in the Philippines.


Delta LNG port proposal

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has issued a notice stating that a public meeting concerning the proposed West Delta LNG deepwater port (DWP) license application will be held in Belle Chasse, Louisiana on 29th October. Written comments must be submitted by 6th November.


OLT launches consultation process

It is now possible to consult OLT Offshore LNG Toscana’s website (www.oltoffshore.it) on the proposal to amend the Regasification Code, previously approved by ARERA. The modifications include the clarifications published during the Gas Year 2018/2019 on OLT’s website and also the greater flexibility for terminal users’ related to the allocation of capacity procedures. Comments on the Regasification Code must be sent by 19th November, 2019.