In this issue


Thursday, 21 February 2019

Anadarko has followed up its recent SPA signings by adding three more energy companies to its list. 

Thursday, 21 February 2019

OLT Offshore LNG Toscana regasification terminal is working at almost 100% of its full capacity. 

Thursday, 21 February 2019

German LNG Terminal GmbH, a joint venture involved in Germany’s first LNG terminal at Brunsbuettel, has signed another long-term commercial capacity agreement with an undisclosed global LNG supplier. 

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Chevron USA Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corp, has signed a sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with GS Caltex Corp for the delivery of LNG to South Korea.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

The US Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Lake Charles conducted a facility safety inspection at the Cameron Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility recently, in preparation for the loading of the first LNG export cargo. 

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Nakilat has reported a net profit of QAR892 mill for 2018 (QAR1.61 per share), an increase of 5.3% on the previous year.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

GasLog Ltd has reported record quarterly results.

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha’s (‘K’ Line) LNGC ‘Oceanic Breeze’ made her maiden call at Naoetsu LNG terminal operated by INPEX Corp with a cargo from the Ichthys gas facility.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

On 7th February, 2019, Excelerate Energy and Equinor Energy completed the first LNG ship-to-ship (STS) transfer in The Bahamas.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

NAPA, the maritime software, services and data analysis provider, has announced that after a competitive tender, INPEX Corp is to install NAPA’s solution for monitoring and follow-up of ship operations.

The 16,100 cu m ‘Tango’ FLNG has arrived in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, following a 45-day voyage from China, Exmar has confirmed.

Signum Technology Group company, KLAW LNG, has delivered what it claims is the world’s first fully automated LNG safety transfer system to Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Air Products is to provide its proprietary LNG technology, equipment, and related process license to Golden Pass Products LLC, a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil, for the Golden Pass LNG export project in Sabine Pass, Texas (see page 1).

Thursday, 21 February 2019

The spate of recent LNGC orders continues to bring good news for GTT. 

News Nudges

Teekay LNG declares distributions

Teekay GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners, has declared cash distributions of $0.5625 per unit on the Partnership’s Series A preferred units and $0.5313 per unit on the Partnership’s Series B preferred units for the period from 1st January, 2019 to 31st March, 2019. They are payable on 15th April, 2019 to all unitholders of record as at 29th March, 2019.

Rotterdam extends discounts to Green Award LNGCs

The first Green Award incentive provider, the Port of Rotterdam, has extended its remit to reward LPG and LNG carriers of any size certified by the organisation. From 1stJanuary, 2019, every liquid bulk carrier in the Green Award scheme now benefits from a discount on the vessels’ port dues of 15%, relating to its gt, when calling at Rotterdam. The Port Authority has also introduced a new pay-out scheme, which makes claiming incentives unnecessary, as this is automatically awarded upon notification by the agent that a vessel with a Green Award certificate is calling at the port. This year Green Award is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

GTT wins tank designs for Celsius

GTT has received an order from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to design the tanks for two 180,000 cu m LNGCs, ordered by Celsius Tankers. They will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system. The ships’ deliveries are planned during the second quarter of 2021.

OLT publishes tender procedure

OLT Offshore LNG Toscana’s tender procedure for the auctioning of LNG equalling 60,000 MW/h is now available. The documents to participate to the tender were presented on 18th March, 2019, according to the conditions set forth in the procedure.

Foreign flag LNGCs allowed at Sabetta

Russian has decreed that foreign flag vessels are allowed to transport gas and condensed gas from Sabetta. For example, vessels timechartered for at least 15 years are allowed to trade until 31st December, 2043. A list of vessels is included in an Appendix to the Governmental Order. Foreign-flagged vessels that are timechartered for no longer than six months are allowed to carry gas and condensed gas from Sabetta until 31st December, 2021.

GasLog names SHI-built LNGCs

At a ceremony on 12th March, GasLog named two new LNGCs building at Samsung Heavy Industries. They were named ‘GasLog Gladstone’ and ‘GasLog Warsaw’. ‘GasLog Gladstone’ was also delivered to GasLog at the same ceremony. GasLog said the 174,000 cu m ‘GasLog Gladstone’ would start a long term charter to Shell following her delivery. The company did not provide additional info on the 180,000 cu m ‘GasLog Warsaw’.

TEN LNGCs chartered out

The ‘Neo Energy’ and ‘Maria Energy’ have been fixed to “significant international energy concerns” for an aggregate period of 36 months. The total gross revenues from these two charters, over the duration of the respective contacts, is expected to be about $60 mill. "LNG is on top of the agenda for TEN's diversified energy fleet. With two vessels fixed on accretive medium-term charters, the company is examining further expansion in the sector," George Saroglou, TEN COO, commented. "TEN's model provides its clients with a broad range of vessel types, ranging from crude and product tankers to gas carriers. At the same time this diversity allows TEN to choose the best investment opportunities for growth," he said.


PETRONAS has relocated the FLNG, ‘PFLNG Satu’, from the Kumang field, offshore Sarawak, to the Kebabangan (KBB) field, offshore Sabah. ’PFLNG Satu’ is to be moored at a water depth of 120 m in the KBB cluster field, located 90 km northwest of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. PETRONAS Executive Vice President and CEO Upstream, Datuk Mohd Anuar Taib said “‘PFLNG Satu’s’ technology, featuring the capability to move from one location to another, will strengthen the reliability of PETRONAS’ LNG supply system to meet growing LNG demand. “PETRONAS has delivered 19 successful cargoes since the commissioning of ‘PFLNG Satu’ and we are confident that this success continues in Sabah waters as well,” he added. Designed to last for up to 20 years without drydocking, the 365 m long FLNG is expected to produce 1.2 mill tonnes of LNG per year.

Saga LNG’s LNGC nears completion

Saga LNG Shipping held a naming ceremony for its first LNGC at the Jiangsu shipyard on 13th March, 2019. Named ‘Saga Dawn’, the 45,000 cu m vessel will be delivered in May of this year and enter into service shortly after. Saga LNG claimed that the vessel is the world’s first LNGC to feature an IMO type A LNG containment system, based on LNT Marine’s patented LNT A-BOX design. The ABS-classed vessel is fitted with Wärtsilä dual-fuel main and auxiliary engines.