April 2021

LEAD STORY

China’s new Five-Year-Plan stands alongside ambitious emissions goals whilst emphasising energy security. With energy demand likely to grow, carbon fuels are likely to retain their importance, which places gas and LNG on the spot to lead the transition.

Also in this issue

CEO of MET International, György Vargha talks to LNG Journal’s Markets Editor Anja Karl about why it is so important to manage risks in an integrated way.

LNG trade in March is likely to come in below its February counterpart, our preliminary data indicated in late March.

A potential catching up before month-end was made difficult by lower Far Eastern demand, maintenance and a blockage of the Suez Canal, our Markets Editor Alexander Wilk reports.

ADNOC LNG, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, has awarded the front-end engineering and design contract for the rejuvenation of two liquefaction Trains at the Das Island export plant in the Arab Gulf to Australian firm Worley Engineering Pty. Ltd.

Competition for gas burning 2-stroke engines is hotting up, as a new LNGC prime mover is unveiled. Technical Editor Ian Cochran investigates.

At a demonstration in Copenhagen last month, MAN Energy Solutions (MES) showed off its latest low-speed, dual-fuel engine - the MAN B&W ME-GA. 

Japanese and Turkish joint venture company KARMOL's first FSRU conversion was delivered on 15th March from Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine shipyard. Technical Editor, Ian Cochran reports.

Following gas trials, the FSRU is expected to depart Singapore in early April, arrive in Dakar, Senegal in mid-May, with operations planned to begin in June in the West African country.

The use of LNG as a fuel of choice on global shipping trade lanes is set to strengthen this year as operators explore means to further decarbonise fleets, John Hatley, VP Marine Solutions for Wartsila North America told LNG Journal.