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February 2, 2020

Mundra terminal receives commissioning cargo

Mundra LNG import terminal has received a commissioning LNG cargo from Qatargas. The cargo was loaded in Ras Laffan on 17 January on the Q-Flex LNG vessel Murwab and it arrived at the terminal on 22 January. The terminal is located in Adani Ports and Special Economic zone in the Kutch district of the western Indian state of Gujarat. Its nominal capacity is 5 MTPA of LNG and it can receive vessels with a capacity between 75,000 m3 and 260,000 m3. The terminal comprises of two storage tanks – each with an overall capacity of 160,000 m3.

Edited from Qatargas press release

January 31, 2020

Gasum delivers LNG to Equinor’s crude tankers

Gasum and Equinor have signed an agreement under which Gasum will deliver LNG to Equinor’s new crude shuttle tankers. The supply will commence when the shuttle tankers start operating during 2020. The LNG bunkering deliveries will mainly take place off Skagen, the most northern part of Denmark, and at Mongstad, close to Bergen, Norway. Gasum will utilize its Coralius LNG bunker vessel to perform this service.

Edited from Gasum press release

January 27, 2020

Bahrain LNG completes construction

Bahrain LNG announced that it has completed the mechanical construction and commissioning of its LNG import terminal located in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Bahrain LNG is jointly owned by the Oil and Gas Holding Company and a consortium consisting of Teekay LNG Operating, Gulf Investment Corporation and Samsung C&T Corporation. The Terminal comprises of an FSU, an offshore LNG receiving jetty and breakwater, an adjacent regasification platform, subsea gas pipelines from the platform to shore, an onshore gas receiving facility, and an onshore nitrogen production facility.

Edited from Bahrain LNG press release

January 20, 2020

Shenergy signs 12-year LNG HOA with PETRONAS

PETRONAS LNG signed an HOA with Shenergy Group Company to supply approximately 1.5 MTPA of LNG to its Wuhaogou receiving terminal in China. The LNG supply agreement is for a 12-year term starting from 2022. It also involves a shipping collaboration to construct and charter new mid-sized LNG vessels for the cargo delivery.

Edited from Petronas press release

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