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August 21, 2019

New LNG import terminal in Equatorial Guinea

The first LNG import terminal has been inaugurated this week at the Port of Akonikien in Equatorial Guinea. The facility has a storage capacity of 14,000 cubic meters in 12 bullet tanks, which allows LNG to be distributed on the mainland. A truck loading station is also being installed. The project has been carried out by Elite Construcciones and is part of the LNG2AFRICA initiative.

August 21, 2019

Shell charters LNG-fueled tankers

Shell has agreed a long-term deal to charter a fleet of 10 LNG – fueled crude oil and oil products tankers to decarbonize shipping. The vessels will be ready by 2021 and will contribute to achieving IMO’s target of greenhouse gas emissions reduction (50% by 2050) in shipping.

August 19, 2019

Cameron LNG commences its commercial operations

Sempra LNG announced that Cameron LNG's first train of the liquefaction-export project in Hackberry, La., has begun commercial operations under Cameron LNG's tolling agreements. Train 1 is part of Phase 1 of the Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project which includes a projected export capacity of 12 MTPA of LNG.

Edited by Sempra Energy press relaease

August 19, 2019

Venture Global announces FID for Calcasieu Pass LNG

Venture Global LNG announces the FID and closing of the project financing for its Calcasieu Pass LNG facility and associated TransCameron pipeline in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Fullsite construction has been underway since February 2019, and the project is expected to reach its Commercial Operations Date in 2022. The project has 20-year LNG SPAs with Shell, BP, Edison, Galp, Repsol and PGNiG.

Edited by Venture Global LNG press release

August 16, 2019

New LNG filling station in Estonia

Estonia has opened the first the station where in addition to petrol, diesel and electricity, LPG, CNG and LNG for gas-powered cars can be purchased. The station is located in Jüri, in the outskirts of Tallinn and is owned by Alexela Group.