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November 24, 2020

GIIGNL elects Jean Abiteboul as new President

On November 24, 2020, GIIGNL elected Jean Abiteboul as new President during the annual General Assembly of the association. Jean who brings more than 40 years of experience in the LNG industry at executive positions in Gaz de France (GdF) and Cheniere succeeds Jean-Marie Dauger who served as President of the association since 2016. Jean-Marie Dauger has been appointed Honorary President.

November 24, 2020

CNOOC, CPC and Petronet LNG join GIIGNL's ExCom

On November 24, 2020, GIIGNL approved three new members to be part of its Executive Commitee: CNOOC Gas & Power Trading & Marketing Branch, CPC Corporation, Taiwan and Petronet LNG Ltd. The increase by three new members from Asia, reflects the growing importance of LNG imports in the region.

November 11, 2020

First ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in Malaysia

Petronas has launched its LNG bunkering business by completing the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation in Malaysia. In collaboration with Titan LNG, a leading European LNG bunkering solution provider, the refueling from Avenir Advantage, Petronas’ first LBV, to SIEM Aristotle took place at Pasir Gudang, Johor.

Edited from Petronas’s press release


November 9, 2020

QP and Pavilion Energy sign first carbon tracked LNG SPA

Pavilion Energy and QP Trading, the newly created LNG trading arm of Qatar Petroleum, have signed the world’s first carbon tracked LNG SPA. Qatar Petroleum will supply of up to 1.8 Mtpa of LNG to Singapore during 10 years starting from 2023. Each LNG cargo delivered under this agreement will be accompanied by a statement of its GHG emissions measured from well to discharge port. The agreement was a result of the world’s first tender with carbon neutral ambitions for LNG supply to Singapore that Pavilion Energy launched in March 2020.

Edited from Pavilion Energy’s and Qatar Petroleum’s press releases


November 4, 2020

DESFA takes stake in the Alexandroupolis project

DESFA SA, owner and operator of the National Natural Gas Transmission System of Greece, has acquired 20% of shares of Gastrade SA. The new shareholder agreement was signed on November 4, 2020 by the existing shareholders Mrs. Elmina Kopelouzou, GasLog Cyprus Investments Ltd and DEPA Commercial SA, Bulgartransgaz EAD, the new shareholder DESFA SA and the company Gastrade SA. Gastrade is developing the Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System project, an LNG FSRU located offshore 17.6 km southwest of the port of Alexandroupolis in Greece.

DESFA’s shareholders are SENFLUGA S.A. (Snam S.p.A., Enagás S.A., Fluxys and DAMCO S.A.) with 66% and the Greek State with 34%.

Edited from Gastrade’s press release