In this issue


Anadarko Petroleum Corp has announced that Mozambique LNG1 Co, the jointly owned sales entity of the Mozambique Area 1 co-venturers, has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with JERA…
Nakilat’s Q-flex LNGC ‘Al Ghashamiya’ recently achieved a significant safety milestone of over 10 years without lost time injury (LTI) or total recordable case (TRC), equivalent to nearly 3 mill…
Shell expects to ship its first LNG cargo from its Australian FLNG production facility, ‘Prelude’ in the second quarter of this year, according to CFO Jessica Uhl.
Free ReadQatargas’ ‘Al Safliya’ has become the first Q-Flex to transit the Panama Canal. The LNGC, which is 315 m in length and 50 m beam with a cargo capacity of…
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Qatar Petroleum (QP) has issued a tender to expand its LNG storage, loading and export facilities for its North Field expansion (NFE) project.
The Awilco LNG Group has reported net freight income of $8.4 mill in the first quarter of this year, compared to $10.4 mill in the previous quarter.
Free ReadSovcomflot (SCF Group) has signed a $297 mill limited recourse credit facility, for up to 10 years. Three leading international banks were involved: ING Bank; KfW IPEX-Bank, and Crédit Agricole…
ExxonMobil Corp and Qatar Petroleum (QP) were due to start building the $10 bill-plus Golden Pass LNG export terminal in Texas on 13th May.
GasLog Ltd has reported revenues of $166.5 mill, a profit of $5.9 mill and a loss per share of $0.17 for the quarter ended 31st March, 2019.
Yamal LNG has shipped its first cargo to China this year, which was also believed to be the first under a long term contract.
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Free ReadUltrasonic anti-fouling system company, Sonihull, was recently certified in compliance with 94/9/EC ATEX Approval, the regulation applied to all equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres.  With this approval, Sonihull…
Centrica has loaded its first LNG cargo at Energy's Cove Point export terminal in Maryland under a long term contract, a company trading official said at an energy forum in…
Thursday, 16 May 2019
It is with deep regret that LNG Shipping News has to report the passing of Kathleen Eisbrenner at the age of 58.
Qatar Petroleum (QP) has issued an invitation to tender to build a new LNGC fleet. 

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.