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October 18, 2019

Total’s First LNG Bunker Vessel Launched

Total announces that construction of its first large LNG bunker vessel has been launched, following the signature of a long-term charter contract between Total and Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) in February 2018. After delivery in 2020, the bunker vessel will operate in Northern Europe, where it will supply LNG to commercial vessels, including 0.3 MTPA for CMA CGM’s nine ultra-large newbuild containerships in Europe-Asia trade, for a period of at least 10 years. The bunker vessel will have a tank with a capacity of 18,600 cubic meters, provided by GTT.

Edited from Total press release

October 18, 2019

AES starts operations of the LNG storage tank in Panama

The AES Corporation announced the start of commercial operations of the first LNG hub in Panama and Central America, located at the AES Colón plant. AES Colón consists of the 180,000 m3 LNG tank and a 381 MW combined cycle power plant, which reached commercial operations in 2018 and had been previously operating with gas from temporary sources.

Edited from AES press release

October 17, 2019

Fos Cavaou LNG terminal starts offering an LNG truck loading service

Elengy and its subsidiary Fosmax LNG, owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, now offer an LNG tanker trucks loading service on the site. This station, with two loading bays, has been put into commercial service. The ramp-up will be gradual, to reach 40 charging slots a day (a rate of 11 000 slots a year), in December 2019. With the two bays of the Fos Tonkin terminal station, also operated by Elengy, the Fos LNG hub doubles its capacity to load tanker trucks.

Edited from Elengy press release

October 16, 2019

GIIGNL reasserts LNG's contribution to the energy transition

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019,GIIGNL and eight other organisations active in LNG (The "LNG Protocol") published a declaration to reaffirm the environmental and economics benefits of liquefied natural gas. In thsi declaration, the members of the LNG Protocol collectively endorse LNG as a fundamental asset that helps meeting EU`s long-term decarbonisation targets and the `just` energy transition and reaffirm their belief in LNG's valuable contribution to the EU Green Deal.

October 14, 2019

Total and Adani expand their partnership

The partnership between Adani (50%) and Total (50%) includes several assets across the gas value chain which include the Dhamra and potentially Mundra import terminals in the west and east respectively , as well as Adani Gas Limited, one of the 4 main distributors of city gas in India of which Adani holds 74.8% and of which Total will acquire 37.4%.

Total will bring its LNG and retail expertise and will supply LNG to Adani Gas Limited. Total and Adani will also establish a joint venture to market LNG in India and Bangladesh.

Edited from Total press release.