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June 9, 2021

First carbon-neutral LNG cargo from Oman

Oman LNG and Shell signed an agreement to deliver the Middle East’s first carbon-neutral LNG cargo from the terminal in Qalhat using nature-based carbon credits to offset full lifecycle CO2 emissions across the LNG value chain: from exploration and production to its end use by the final customer.

Edited from Shell press release



June 7, 2021

Equinor books terminal capacity at Klaipeda LNG

Klaipėdos Nafta has completed the annual procedure of allocating capacity of Klaipėda LNG terminal for the new gas year starting on October 1, 2021. Customers, including Norwegian energy company Equinor will use the pre-ordered 8.9 TWh LNG terminal regasification capacity during the gas year. Terminal users ordered capacity to meet Lithuania’s demand for gas as well as to supply to Latvia, Estonia and Finland. The remainder of the terminal capacity can also be ordered during the gas year.

Edited from KN press release


June 4, 2021

Tellurian signs SPA with Vitol

One week after the agreement with Gunvor, Tellurian signed one more 10-year LNG SPA for 3 MTPA, this time with Vitol, the world’s largest independent energy trader. Once again, JKM and TTF were taken as reference indices for the contract price. The LNG would be delivered on FOB basis from Driftwood LNG.

Edited from Tellurian press release


June 4, 2021

EU Commission approves exemption decision for German LNG Terminal

The European Commission has approved the exemption decision related to 8 BCMA of throughput capacity for the German LNG Terminal planned at Brunsbüttel, Northern Germany. The terminal will be built and operated by the joint venture German LNG Terminal GmbH including Gasunie, Vopak and Oiltanking. The exemption will be applied on a long-term basis from the date of the terminal’s commercial start.

Edited from Oiltanking press release


June 2, 2021

Excelerate’s FSRU returns to Bahia Bianca

Following the results of a tender for seasonal regasification service, Excelerate’s FSRU Exemplar restarted operations at Bahia Blanca in Argentina after the vessel left the site in 2018. The FSRU with a storage capacity of 150 900 m3 will deliver LNG for the 2021 winter season. Bahia Blanca GasPort is South America’s first LNG import terminal which started operations in 2008.

Edited from ExcelerateEnergy press release