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February 1, 2019

LNG Croatia takes FID for LNG terminal on the Island of Krk.

LNG Croatia has taken the FID for constructing the floating LNG receiving terminal on the Island of Krk. In November 2018, Golar was picked as the preferred bidder to deliver the FSRU vessel to be converted from the existing LNG tanker “Golar Viking”.
Edited from LNG Croatia press release.
 

January 30, 2019

Shizuoka Gas signs 3- year LNG SPA with Clean Energy in China

Shizuoka Gas has entered into LNG SPA with Clean Energy in China to deliver LNG from Shimizu LNG Terminal in the form of ISO tank containers. The SPA is for 1,600 Metric tons per year for a term of 3 years. This is the first binding term contract in Japan to transport LNG through ISO tank containers to China where gas demand is rapidly increasing.

LNG to be supplied from Shizuoka Gas would be delivered to Taishan Gas Group and Rizhao Public Transport Group in China through Clean Energy and Ants Energy.

Edited from Shizuoka Gas press release.

 

January 28, 2019

Qatar plans to order 60 new LNG carriers

Qatari Minister of Energy, Saad bin Sherida Al-Kaabi unveiled the plan to build up to 60 new LNG carriers at a summit held between Qatar and South Korea. Minister Saad mentioned that a Qatari delegation had been dispatched to South Korea for the possibility study of adding 60 new LNG carriers to Qatar’s existing fleet of 50 carriers. 
Korean President Moon said that Korea and Qatar were both situated on a peninsula and thus the shipping industry was very important. President Moon added that the transition to LNG-powered vessels would help expand demand for LNG following up the recent trend undergoing a transition to eco-friendlier vessels due to maritime and air pollution.
Edited from the South Korean presidential office statement.
 

January 25, 2019

Uniper signs an HoA with ExxonMobil on regasification capacity in Wilhelmshaven FSRU

Uniper entered into an HoA with ExxonMobil Gas Marketing in respect of a long-term booking of a share of regasification capacity in Uniper’s Wilhelmshaven FSRU project. Uniper plans to enable the FSRU at their site in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The FSRU has a planned send-out capacity of 10 bcm per year and an LNG storage capacity of around 263,000 m³. The facility could be in operation as early as the second half of 2022.

Edited from Uniper press release.

 

January 22, 2019

Sheffield Resources signs 15-year LNG SPA with Woodside

Sheffield Resources has entered into a 15-year agreement with Woodside for the supply and delivery of 1,950 terajoules per annum of LNG to the Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. LNG will be supplied from Woodside’s Pluto LNG Truck Loading Facility near Karratha in Western Australia and transported to Thunderbird’s LNG storage facility by a newly formed joint venture between Woodside and EDL. The advantage of using LNG at Thunderbird is three-fold, providing Sheffield with a low cost, low emission fuel source that is ideally suited to the ilmenite low temperature roast (LTR) process proposed for the Thunderbird processing plant.

Edited from Sheffield Resources press release.

 

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