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November 12, 2019

8 new members join GIIGNL

8 new members received final approval to join GIIGNL at the Singapore 2019 General Assembly. Exelon, Hokuriku Electric Power Co. and Petrochina International joined as Full Members. HE Terminals Pte Ltd., Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd, Jera Global Markets Pte Ltd., Mytilineos S.A and Novatek Gas & Power Asia joined as Associate Members. GIIGNL now includes 88 members, 44 of which are based in Asia.

November 12, 2019

ADNOC LNG signs an LNG supply agreements with BP and Total

ADNOC LNG has concluded supply agreements with subsidiaries of BP and TOTAL, effectively booking out the majority of its LNG production through Q1 2022. ADNOC LNG produces about 6 MTPA of LNG from its facilities on Das Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi.

Edited from ADNOC press release

November 8, 2019

Toho Gas and MOL operates 1st LNG bunkering in Nagoya Port

Toho Gas and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced the implementation of a demonstration test for LNG bunkering, which supplied LNG to the LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin in the Port of Nagoya. This marked the first LNG bunkering in the Port of Nagoya. LNG was transported via truck from the Toho Gas Chita-Midorihama LNG Terminal and supplied with a truck-to-ship system to Ishin, berthed at the Port of Nagoya's Garden Pier.

Edited from MOL press release

November 6, 2019

Gazprom supplies LNG to Mongolia

Gazprom Export supplied Russia’s first small-scale LNG cargo to Mongolia. On October 22, the first ever rail LNG shipment was loaded in special cryo-containers in Yakutsk. The total size of the cargo was 36 tons of LNG (equivalent to approx. 50,000 cm of natural gas). The buyer was the Mongolian company UB Metan and the LNG will be used as motor fuel on public transport in Ulaanbaatar. In total, according to the buyer, the demand for LNG in Mongolia in 2020 can reach 8,000 tons.

Edited from Gazprom Export press release

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