In this issue


Free ReadAustralian-based independent oil and gas producer Santos has agreed to acquire ConocoPhillips’ northern Australia business for $1.39 bill.  This will give Santos operating interests in Darwin LNG, Bayu-Undan, Barossa and…
Thursday, 17 October 2019
Equinor has shipped the 1,000th gas cargo from its Hammerfest LNG plant in Norway.
Total has signed an agreement with the Adani Group to jointly develop multi energy services for the Indian energy market.
Free ReadWholly-owned subsidiaries of MISC Berhad (MISC), have secured agreements with ExxonMobil Corp’s subsidiary, SeaRiver Maritime to timecharter two LNGCs.  Each of the LNGCs will serve ExxonMobil’s worldwide LNG portfolio under…
Thursday, 17 October 2019
Novatek was believed to be in talks to tranship its Yamal cargoes in Norway or at Murmansk.
Thursday, 17 October 2019
Nakilat has acquired the full ownership of four Q-Flex LNGCs from its joint-venture partner, International Seaways (INSW).
Thursday, 17 October 2019
Free ReadCommercial services have started on the first of 10 liquefaction units of the Elba Liquefaction Co (ELC), a joint venture between Kinder Morgan and EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG).  Previously…
Due to the sanctions recently announced by the US against Chinese tanker companies, Teekay Corp postponed an investor and analyst meeting, which was scheduled to take place in New York…
Thursday, 03 October 2019
Centrica has loaded its first LNG cargo from the fifth LNG train at the Sabine Pass liquefaction plant in Louisiana.
Maritime Pilots Malaysia (MPM) has expressed concern over the possible violation of public and port safety by the planned construction and operation of an LNG terminal at Pulau Indah, Port…
Free ReadLNG traders, JERA Global Markets and Vitol, recently executed the first Atlantic LNG freight swap against The Baltic Exchange's BLNG3 assessment in a bilateral trade arranged by Affinity Financial Products.…
Qatargas has delivered the first Q-Flex LNG cargo to the ‘Excellence’ FSRU, now known as Moheshkali LNG Terminal (MLNG), located offshore Bangladesh.
Tellurian and Petronet LNG Limited INDIA (PLL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) whereby Petronet and its affiliates intend to purchase up to 5 mill tonnes per annum of…
Thursday, 03 October 2019
Free ReadSouth Korea’s state-run Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) has signed a contract with BP to buy 1.58 mill tonnes of US LNG for 15 years starting 2025, according to South Korea’s…

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.