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December 6, 2017

First LNGC arrives at Soma LNG Terminal (Japan)

The LNGC Puteri Intan Satu has arrived today at JAPEX's Soma LNG Terminal located in the Fukushima Prefecture and will unload the first commissioning cargo to the terminal during the week. 
Petronas' Puteri Intan Satu has transported approximately 60,000 tons of LNG from Malaysia. 
The Soma LNG Terminal is a large scale LNG terminal composed of a ground-type LNG storage tank of 230,000 kiloliters (approximately 100,000 tons), two berths for ocean-going and domestic vessels, LNG vaporization equipment and loading facilities for tank trucks.
Commissioning of the terminal started on December 1, 2017 and the full commencement of operation is scheduled for March 2018.
Edited from JAPEX's press release. 

December 4, 2017

Total and CMA CGM sign LNG supply agreement

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions and CMA CGM have signed an agreement covering the supply of around 300,000 tons of LNG per year for 10 years starting in 2020. This volume will fuel CMA CGM's nine newbuild container ships, scheduled for delivery beginning 2020 onwards.

In February 2017, CMA CGM and Total already signed a cooperation agreement to examine the most environmentally responsible propulsion solutions to meet the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 implementation date for new sulfur regulations.

Under this agreement, Total will provide a solution for LNG supply. The Group is currently considering chartering on long-term basis an LNG bunkering vessel that would not only deliver fuel to CMA CGM in Europe, but also to other customers in the same region. 
Edited from Total press release.

November 22, 2017

PGNiG signs 5-year LNG contract with Centrica

Polish Oil and Gas Company Group (PGNiG) has signed a 5-year LNG supply contract with Centrica.

The contract is on a DES delivery basis and will begin in 2018. Up to 9 cargoes will be delivered to the Świnoujście LNG Terminal, where PGNiG recently booked additional regasification capacity. The primary source of LNG delivered under this contract shall be the Sabine Pass liquefaction plant.

Edited from PGNiG press release.

November 20, 2017

Second LNG import terminal in Pakistan inaugurated

Pakistan GasPort’s LNG import terminal at Port Qasim in Pakistan has been inaugurated today. 

LNG will be imported through the 170,000cbm BW Integrity FSRU. The terminal has a 5 MTPA total capacity. The new terminal will more than double Pakistan’s current LNG regasification capacity (4.5 MTPA).

The terminal should receive its first cargo on November 24. 

The terminal has been developped by a consortium which includes Pakistan GasPort, BW Group, FOTCO and Trafigura.

More LNG terminals are also planned to start operations at Port Qasim in the next years. Pakistan's Prime Minister estimates that the country's demand for LNG will grow to about 30 MTPA by 2020.

November 19, 2017

First cargo at Manga LNG terminal (Finland)

The first cargo of LNG has arrived today at the Tornio LNG import terminal in Finland. LNG was shipped to the terminal by Coral Energy, a time-chartered LNGC operated by Skangas. 

The Manga LNG import terminal in Röyttä Harbor, Tornio, is a joint venture of the industrial companies Outokumpu and SSAB Europe, the energy company EPV Energy and the LNG company Skangas. The terminal will serve the entire Bay of Bothnia region as well as industrial and mining operators, maritime transport and heavy-duty road transport in Northern Finland, Northern Sweden and Northern Norway. Maritime transport customers will include LNG-powered cargo ships and the new icebreaker Polaris. Once completed in summer 2018, the import terminal will be the largest LNG terminal in the Nordic countries and the second LNG terminal in Finland. 

The project’s total investment is around €110 million.

Edited from Gasum press release.