In this issue


Thursday, 05 September 2019
Compressor supplier TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) has been awarded a contract to supply systems to Golar LNG’s ‘Gimi’ FLNG, which will operate offshore Mauritania and Senegal. 
Free ReadNumerous FSRU projects are being developed worldwide and prospects remain strong. This is particularly true in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America, according to Tor-Ivar Guttulsrød, Director FSRU…
EPIK’s Newcastle GasDock project has received Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI) status from New South Wales Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, the Hon Rob Stokes MP.
Thursday, 22 August 2019
Earlier this month, traders started to send out enquiries for LNGCs to store or ship gas, as they hedge on winter demand boosting prices for spot cargoes.
Free ReadFreeport LNG has become the sixth major US liquefaction facility to start operations. First LNG production for the project’s Train 1 occurred on 12th August, 2019, according to Japanese utility…
Thursday, 22 August 2019
BP has claimed to be first major oil and gas business to publish its LNG Master Sale and Purchase Agreement template for delivered ex-ship and free on board transactions (BP…
Thursday, 22 August 2019
Chinese city-gas distributor Shenzhen Gas was due to open its first fully-owned LNG import terminal this week.
Höegh LNG Holdings has reported a net loss of $3.6 mill for the second quarter of this year. 
Thursday, 22 August 2019
Free ReadVenture Global LNG has closed its Calcasieu Pass LNG facility and associated TransCameron pipeline project financing. The proceeds of the debt and equity financing fully fund the balance of the…
Thursday, 22 August 2019
Flex LNG suffered a net loss of $3.9 mill for the second quarter of this year, compared to a loss of $2.9 mill in 2Q18 and loss per share of…
Classification society DNV GL has awarded Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (‘K’Line) and Namura Shipbuilding a joint Approval in Principle (AIP) for a new LNG-fuelled ore carrier concept design.
Free ReadAt the end of March, 2019, the maritime sales team of RENK’s Rheine plant won the first new construction project for the maritime hybrid system MARHY. This system enables ships…
The Canadian subsidiary of Belgian group BESIX and its joint venture partner Vancouver Pile Driving (Vanpile) have won a contract to build an LNG export facility at Kitimat, British Columbia,…
Vee Bee Filtration, has produced a White Paper that details the use of simulation technology to optimise the design and performance of strainers engineered for LNGC transfer and liquefaction process…

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.