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December 11, 2019

Vitol signs 10-year LNG SPA with Nigeria LNG

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) and Vitol SA signed an LNG SPA for some of the remarketed volumes from NLNG’s Trains 1, 2 and 3. The executed agreement is for the supply of 0.5 MTPA of LNG for a 10 year term on a Delivered Ex-ship basis commencing October 2021.

Edited from Vitol press release

December 9, 2019

Freeport LNG starts commercial operations

Freeport LNG announced the start of commercial operations for its first liquefaction train. Commissioning work for Freeport LNG’s Train 2 continues to progress with commercial operations expected to start in January 2020. Construction on Freeport LNG’s Train 3 is nearly complete with commercial operations expected in May 2020. Freeport LNG’s three trains are expected to produce in excess of 15 MTPA.

Edited from Freeport LNG press release

December 4, 2019

Total supplies LNG to CMA CGM’s future containerships

Total and CMA CGM have signed an agreement for the supply of approximately 270,000 TPA of LNG over 10 years. This volume will cover the supply at Marseille-Fos of CMA CGM’s future 15,000-TEU container ships that will operate between Asia and the Mediterranean, that are scheduled for delivery starting in 2021. As part of this agreement, Total will provide a suitable solution for the bunkering of these containerships with the positioning of a LNG Bunker Vessel at the port of Marseille-Fos and a complementary bunkering solution in Singapore.

Edited from TOTAL press release

December 4, 2019

NOVATEK opens the first LNG filling station in Germany

NOVATEK announced that NOVATEK Polska, a wholly owned subsidiary, launched an LNG filling station to provide LNG as a fuel for cargo trucks in Rostock, Germany. The LNG filling station can refuel up to 120 vehicles per day.

Edited from Novatek press release

November 29, 2019

PGNiG enters small scale LNG market in Lithuania

PGNiG will be the sole user of the small-scale LNG reloading station in Klaipeda for a period of five years. The contract with Klaipedos Nafta was signed in Klaipeda and actual operations will start from April 2020. The onshore LNG reloading station is equipped with five LNG tanks with a total capacity of 5,000 cubic meters (2,250 tons) of LNG. It has two loading bays for LNG road tankers or ISO-containers that can be used simultaneously. The maximum loading rate is 100 cubic meters (45 tons) of LNG per hour, which means that the process of loading one LNG tanker truck takes about 30 minutes.

Edited from PGNiG press release