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July 22, 2019

New Fortress Energy starts FSRU operation in Jamaica

New Fortress Energy has commenced the operation of LNG import terminal off the coast of Old Harbour Bay in Jamaica. FSRU Golar Freeze will serve a 15-year charter for New Fortress Energy and supply gas to new gas-fired power plants with a storage capacity of 125,000 m3 and a regasification capacity of 4.9 billion m3 per year.

July 16, 2019

FortisBC secures first export contract for Tilbury LNG facility

FortisBC announced that it has entered into its first term supply agreement to produce LNG for Top Speed Energy Corp. to export to China. The two-year agreement will see 53,000 tonnes of LNG a year or about 60 ISO containers a week shipped from Tilbury to China by the summer of 2021. In 2017, FortisBC became the first company in Canada to supply LNG for export to China. Since then FortisBC has been supplying LNG to customers for export to China on a spot basis.

Edited from FortisBC press release

July 12, 2019

LNG Regasification Plant Project in India awarded

HPCL Shapoorji Energy Pvt. Ltd. (HSEPL) has awarded the EPC work - engineering, construction and commissioning - to Toyo Engineering India Pvt Ltd. for a new regasification plant at Chhara in Gujarat State on the west coast of India. The regasification plant will have a with a send out capacity of 5 million tons and a storage capacity of 200, 000 cubic meters. It is scheduled to be completed in the beginning of 2022.
Edited from Toyo’s press release

July 10, 2019

Total and Tellurian finalize Driftwood Equity Investment and LNG SPA

Following the HOA signed in April 2019, Tellurian announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with subsidiaries of Total, for Total Gas & Power to purchase 1 MTPA of LNG from the Driftwood LNG terminal and for Total Delaware to invest $500 million in Driftwood Holdings. In addition, Tellurian and Total Gas & Power entered into a definitive SPA for an additional 1.5 MTPA of LNG from Tellurian’s LNG offtake volumes from Driftwood. The SPA is for the purchase of LNG FOB at a price based on the Platts JKM.

Edited from TELLURIAN press release

July 8, 2019

First simultaneous operations LNG bunkering in Europe

The first simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) bunkering on an LNG powered vessel have been carried out on July 4 in the port of Rotterdam. The vessel - Containerships Nord - has become the first container carrier performing this kind of operations in Europe by means of ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering. SIMOPS bunkering allows for the simultaneous bunkering of LNG and execution of loading and unloading procedures.The operations have been performed by the company Containerships (CMA CGM Group).

Edited from Containerships press release