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USCG Approves JAX LNG for Ship-to-ship Bunkering

The joint venture between Pivotal LNG and Northstar Midstream, JAX LNG, LLC, has received a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for the operation of its waterfront LNG facility and the approval to conduct ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operations with TOTE Maritime’s Marlin Class ships and the LNG barge, Clean Jacksonville.

Nakilat, Shell Completes First Phase of LNG Carrier Management Transition

Nakilat's flagship, the QMax Mozah. Photo:  Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (Nakilat)

 Nakilat Shipping Qatar Limited (NSQL) a wholly owned subsidiary of Nakilat and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (Shell), have completed the first phase of what will be the world’s largest management transition of LNG carriers.   The Q-Max LNG carrier Al Mafyar was the 10th

Global FLNG Capex to Total USD 37.6bln

Global Expenditure on FLNG Facilities by Region, 2012-2023. Graph: Douglas-Westwood

 Global Capex on FLNG facilities is set to grow at a 9% CAGR over the 2018-2023 period, with expenditure forecast to total $37.6bn, said Douglas-Westwood report.   Given the strong fundamental drivers – increasing gas consumption due to economic growth, fuel switching, and energy security – the outlook

Golar LNG Partners in FLNG Hilli Episeyo Stake Acquisition

Photo: Golar LNG Partners

 Golar LNG Partners announced that it has entered into a purchase and sale for the acquisition from Golar LNG Limited and affiliates of Keppel Shipyard and Black and Veatch of equity interests in Golar Hilli LLC, which will, on the closing date of the Acquisition, indirectly own the FLNG, Hilli Episeyo.

Russia Sends LNG Through Northern Sea Route

Ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie. Photo: PAO Sovcomflot

 Russia was now pitching itself as an important transporter of European gas to Asia, reports  Sputnik quoting Danila Bochkarev, a senior fellow at the EastWest Institute in Brussels.   The Russian supertanker Christophe de Margerie is en route to South Korea, sailing the Northern Sea Route with a load of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Norway.

VLGC Asset Values to Fall in Sync with Freight Outlook: Drewry

Graph:  Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited

 Given the weak freight rate outlook for LPG shipping over the next twelve months, Drewry believes there is more downside risk to the second-hand values of very large gas carriers (VLGCs), according to the latest edition of the LPG Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.   Shipping

Wison Granted AIP for Its Innovative Floating LNG Storage

Photo provided by Wison Group Holding Limited

 Wison Offshore & Marine announced that it has received Approval in Principle (AIP) from Bureau Veritas  for its newly-developed large-scale Floating LNG Storage and Regasification Terminal.    Featuring scalable storage capacity up to equivalent size of a Q-Max, this is the first large-scale FSRU

Qatargas Delivers First Q-Max Cargo to Thailand

Photo: Qatargas Operating Company Limited

 Qatargas delivered the first Q-Max cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) under the long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) between Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited - 3 (Qatargas 3) and PTT Public Company Limited to the Kingdom of Thailand’s Map Ta Phut LNG receiving terminal. The cargo arrived on board the Q-Max LNG vessel,

Egypt to Cut Down on LNG Imports

Photo: Egyptian LNG

 Egypt is planning to import 80 cargoes of liquefied natural gas during the 2017-18 financial year that began in July, down from the 118 cargoes imported last year.   Reuters reported that Egypt has been trying to speed up the development of recent gas discoveries with a view to halting imports by 2019.

Shell Strengthens LNG Bunkering Business

LNG bunkerschip Cardissa. Photo: Royal Dutch Shell Group

 The Hague-based LNG giant Shell has announced two significant milestones for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine fuels business in northwest Europe.   Shell's ultra modern bunkership Cardissa Western LNG BV Trading Rotterdam BV (Shell) has arrived in Rotterdam.   This seaworthy ship enables

Port Canaveral Hosts Briefing on LNG as Maritime Fuel

Federal Maritime Commissioner William Doyle leads discussion for port stakeholders on growing use of LNG for ship propulsion to meet international emission standards set to take effect in 2020 (Photo: Port Canaveral)

“We know that natural gas is one of the cleanest, most environmentally-friendly fuels available today,” said Capt. John Murray, CEO at Port Canaveral, who recently hosted a briefing on the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a maritime transportation fuel.  “We wanted better understanding of LNG as a maritime fuel,

Arctic Thaw helps Russian Shipping

File Image ((c) Paul Brown)

Arctic thaw aids shipping most along Russian coast; Russia to start LNG exports from Yamal in late 2017.   Russian shipping in the Arctic is benefiting from winds that are driving the oldest and thickest sea ice towards North America, further opening a remote region that is thawing amid global warming, scientists say.

US LNG Exports to Increase: EIA

© Wojciech Wrzesien / Adobe Stock

 U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)'s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook projects that the United States will export more natural gas than it imports in 2017.    The U.S. has been a net exporter for three of the past four months and is expected to continue to export more natural gas than it

US Expects East Coast LNG in 4Q 2017

Photo: U.S. Energy Information Administration

 Dominion Energy has announced that the 750 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) Cove Point Liquefaction Project is in its final stages of construction, confirming with EIA that it is 95% complete as of August 2 and expected to be in-service in the fourth quarter of 2017.    Located on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby,

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