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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

October 18, 2019

AES starts operations of the LNG storage tank in Panama

The AES Corporation announced the start of commercial operations of the first LNG hub in Panama and Central America, located at the AES Colón plant. AES Colón consists of the 180,000 m3 LNG tank and a 381 MW combined cycle power plant, which reached commercial operations in 2018 and had been previously operating with gas from temporary sources.

Edited from AES press release

October 17, 2019

Fos Cavaou LNG terminal starts offering an LNG truck loading service

Elengy and its subsidiary Fosmax LNG, owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, now offer an LNG tanker trucks loading service on the site. This station, with two loading bays, has been put into commercial service. The ramp-up will be gradual, to reach 40 charging slots a day (a rate of 11 000 slots a year), in December 2019. With the two bays of the Fos Tonkin terminal station, also operated by Elengy, the Fos LNG hub doubles its capacity to load tanker trucks.

Edited from Elengy press release