In this issue


Free ReadThe MOL-managed LNGC ‘Marvel Crane’ was due to arrive at Sempra Energy's Cameron export terminal in Louisiana to load the facility’s first cargo. She was reported to be in the…
MISC Group revenue for the quarter ended 31st March, 2019 of RM2,277.7 mill was 12.7% higher than the corresponding 2018 quarter’s revenue of RM2,020.8 mill.
Teekay LNG Partners reported a GAAP net income of $21.6 mill and GAAP net income per common unit of $0.19 for the first quarter of this year, compared with a…
Thursday, 30 May 2019
At a recent meeting in Bermuda, Golar LNG’s Board said it would continue with the spin-off of the company's TFDE LNGC business, subject to satisfactory market conditions.
Free ReadChinese state-owned power utilities Guangdong Energy Group and Shenzhen Energy Group received their first jointly purchased LNG cargo at the Dapeng LNG terminal in Shenzhen last week. The delivery of…
During four days in January, Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) carried out damage repairs to the hull of the 138,000 cu m LNGC ‘Methane Princess’.
Korean Register (KR) formally granted design approval to DSME for its SOLIDUS LNG cargo containment system on 28th May.
Free ReadBangladesh’s second liquefied natural gas (LNG) floating facility is to receive its first cargo this week, a spokeswoman from operator Summit LNG Terminal told Reuters. ‘Summit LNG’ FSRU will receive…
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Wärtsilä has signed long-term agreements to service four Japanese-controlled LNGCs.
Thursday, 30 May 2019
The 11th icebreaking Arc7 LNGC, ‘Nikolay Yevgenov’, arrived in the Kara Sea earlier this week, according to Refinitiv shipping data and MarineTraffic.
Between 7th and 10th May, US Coast Guard’s (USCG) Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) conducted training on all LNG aspects to the Panama Canal Authority and…
Free ReadSingapore’s Keppel Shipyard has awarded Norwegian liquid handling and pump specialist PG Flow Solutions a contract to supply high flow seawater pumps to the ‘Gimi FLNG’ that is being converted…
During the next two years, nearly 90 mill tonnes per annum of LNG is expected to take final investment decision (FID) and start construction. 
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has signed two long-term orders authorising the export of domestically produced LNG from Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG export facility and Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur LNG…

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.