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April 23, 2018
US Cove Point LNG terminal ships first cargo to Japan
Cove Point LNG export terminal of Dominion Energy in Maryland has reportedly shipped its first cargo of LNG to Japan. LNG tanker Sakura departed from the new Dominion Cove LNG export terminal in Maryland on April 22.
ST Cove Point, a joint venture between Sumitomo and Tokyo Gas booked 2.3 MTPA of LNG produced from the plant for a 20-year term. According to Sumitomo, ST Cove Point will export 1.4 MTPA to Tokyo Gas while 0.8 MTPA will be delivered to Kansai Electric via Sumitomo. The remaining 100,000 tons of LNG will serve as a buffer for Tokyo Gas and Kansai Electric to cope with seasonal fluctuations.
April 13, 2018
Titan and Rolande acquire Engie LNG Solutions
Titan LNG and its sister company Rolande announced the acquisition of ENGIE LNG Solutions as per March, 1st 2018. This entity covers the downstream LNG activities of ENGIE in the Netherlands and in Belgium. Rolande will add ENGIE’s 4 truck-fuelling stations to its network. The marine activities will be merged into the portfolio of Titan including projects and existing customer contracts. The acquisition does not include the LNG bunker vessel, Engie Zeebrugge (built 2016) which Engie operates with partners.
Edited from Titan LNG press release.
April 11, 2018
Fluxys starts up LNG fuel service in Antwerp port
Fluxys has taken over the LNG bunkering concession in the port of Antwerp in Belgium to make LNG available as an alternative fuel for ships and barges, in one of the Port Authority's key initiatives to make the port's activities more sustainable. Fluxys will add a permanent LNG bunkering facility by the end of next year to complement the existing mobile (truck-to-ship) bunkering service.
Edited from Fluxys press release.
April 8, 2018
Qatargas delivers 1st LNG cargo to Pavilion gas in Singapore
Qatargas announces the first delivery of LNG to Pavilion Gas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pavilion Energy in the Republic of Singapore. The LNG shipment was delivered to the Singapore LNG receiving Terminal onboard the Qatargas-chartered Q-Flex vessel Al Oraiq.
The inaugural delivery of LNG to Pavilion is a milestone, as it is the first Qatargas delivery to be regasified and sold into Singapore's domestic market by Pavilion Gas.
Edited from Qatargas press release
March 29, 2018
EXELON to purchase Everett LNG terminal
Exelon Generation announced an agreement to purchase ENGIE North America’s LNG import terminal to ensure the continued reliable supply of fuel to Mystic generating station Units 8 and 9 while they remain operating. Exelon also looks forward to continuing ENGIE’s mission of providing safe, reliable LNG to gas utilities, marketers, and other market participants throughout New England.
Transaction closure is dependent upon regulatory review by the U.S. Department of Energy for LNG import authorization and, as necessary, authorization from the U.S. Department of Justice. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The Everett Marine Terminal is the longest-operating LNG import facility of its kind in the United States. The facility has connections with two interstate pipeline systems, as well as a local gas utility’s distribution system.
Edited from Exelon Generation press release.