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January 17, 2020

Fos Tonkin facility continues operations until 2028.

Elengy announced that the Fos Tonkin terminal will continue operations until 2028. The proposed regasification capacity of 1.5 bcm per year has been entirely booked. This commitment has enabled Elengy to take the investment decision needed to extend the site's activity beyond 2020. The company is now working on the development of the loading capacities for small LNG vessels in order to provide the market with the required services to support the growth of LNG as marine fuel.

Edited from Elengy press release

January 17, 2020

Freeport LNG starts commercial operations for Train 2

Freeport LNG announced the start of commercial operations for the second liquefaction train, of its three train facility, with the commencement of gas deliveries from BP under its 20 year tolling agreement with Freeport. Freeport LNG’s Train 1 began commercial operations last month, with the commencement of Osaka Gas’ and JERA’s tolling agreements. Train 3 remains on track for a commercial start date in May.

Edited from Freeport LNG press release

January 5, 2020

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation signs 15-year LNG SPA with QP

Qatar Petroleum and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation entered into a long term SPA for the supply of up to 3 MTPA of LNG to the State of Kuwait. Under the 15-year agreement, LNG deliveries to Kuwait’s receiving terminal at Al-Zour Port will commence in 2022.

Edited from Petronas press release

December 27, 2019

Nigeria LNG takes FID for Train 7

Nigeria LNG (NLNG) took the FID for its Train 7 Project, which allows the expansion to increase the capacity of NLNG's six-train plant from the extant 22 MTPA to 30 MTPA. The construction period after FID will last approximately five years with first LNG rundown expected in 2024.

Edited from Nigeria LNG press release

December 27, 2019

Yamal LNG receives dedicated tank at Zeebrugge

Novatek announced that OAO Yamal LNG started using a dedicated LNG transshipment tank at the Zeebrugge LNG terminal in Belgium as part of a 20-year transshipment agreement between the Project’s subsidiary Yamal Trade and Fluxys LNG. The dedicated LNG tank was built specifically for the transshipment needs of Yamal LNG with a capacity of 180,000 cbm, allowing the Project to transship up to 8 MTPA of LNG.

Edited from Novatek press release