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Thursday, 03 October 2019
Through a subsidiary, MISC Berhad (MISC) has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Corp and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) to co-own two newbuilding LNGCs.
Dynagas LNG Partners reported that net income for the three months ended 30th June, 2019 was $0.9 mill, compared to net income of $0.4 mill in the corresponding period of…
GTT received an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its Mark III Flex system at Gastech 2019 in Houston.
Free ReadSmit Lamnalco has signed a 10-year fixed term contract, plus several long term options, with Coral FLNG to provide integrated marine services to the first Mozambique and worldwide deepwater FLNG.…
Thursday, 03 October 2019
German LNG Terminal, the joint venture behind the LNG terminal project in Brunsbuettel, Northern Germany, has completed the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractor pre-qualification process.
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Neither the previously anticipated activity levels nor the freight rate highs seen last year occurred in the LNG sector last month.
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Free ReadGas is the only fossil fuel expected to continuously rise in demand through to 2035, according to a new report.    McKinsey Energy Insights’ ‘Global Gas and LNG Outlook to 2035’…
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Delta Offshore Energy (DeltaOE) and Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL) have partnered with Vietnam’s Bac Lieu Provincial Government to deliver an LNG-to-power project.
Thursday, 19 September 2019
A GasLog Ltd subsidiary has signed a 10-year timecharter with Sinolam LNG Terminal, SA to provide and LNGFSU for a gas-fired power project being developed in Panama.
Thursday, 19 September 2019
PNG’s Government has given the Papua LNG project operator, Total, the go ahead to proceed with the implementation of the $20 bill Papua LNG Project.
Free ReadIndian natural gas company, H-Energy Global is to develop an LNG regasification and reloading terminal at Kakinada on India’s East Coast.  H-Energy will complete the project under a Port Service…
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Cheniere Energy subsidiaries, Corpus Christi Liquefaction and Cheniere Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III, have signed a long-term gas supply agreements (GSA) with EOG Resources.
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Anglo-Eastern Univan Group and EXMAR Ship Management have formed a joint venture dedicated to LNGC newbuilding supervision and vessel management for third-party owners.
Free ReadOLT Offshore LNG Toscana’s Terminal is to work at full capacity, as 41 slots out of 41 available for the Gas Year 2019/2020 have been allocated.  This amounts to about…

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.