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August 25, 2020

Sri Lanka to launch Floating Storage LNG facility

The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and Pearl Energy (Pvt) have signed an agreement to launch "Hambantota LNG Hub"- a floating storage LNG facility, to be located at the Port of Hambantota, with the aim of trading LNG in the region due to its strategic location. The total investment of the project is US$97.2 million and operations are planned to commence within six months. The project will comprise a FSU with an initial capacity of 1 MPTA and will deploy small LNG carriers to redistribute LNG to South India and the Maldives.

Edited from the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka press release

August 24, 2020

Fukushima Natural Gas Power Plant No.2 unit commences operations

No.2 unit of Fukushima Natural Gas Power Plant has commenced commercial operations, helping promote the project of natural gas-fired power generation at Soma Port in Shinchi Town. The total power plant's generation capacity is 1.18 million kW. With the start of the commercial operations of the second power plant unit, the second phase of the construction of the Soma LNG terminal was also completed.

Edited from JAPEX's press release

August 20, 2020

Alaska LNG receives DOE approval

Alaska LNG has been granted final approval by the US Department of Energy to export up to 2.55 bcf/d of LNG from the plant. The project will supply gas produced from the North Slope and the terminal will be located near Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula. The approval will extend permission for exports to all countries including those not having US FTA.

Edited from the DOE's website

August 10, 2020

Cameron LNG begins full commercial operations

The third liquefaction Train of Phase 1 has begun commercial Operations in Cameron LNG export facility, which marks the beginning of full run-rate earnings under Cameron LNG's tolling agreement. Commercial operations of Train 1 and Train 2 were achieved in August 2019 and February 2020, respectively.

Edited from Sempra Energy’s press release

August 10, 2020

Simultaneous LNG bunkering offered in Rotterdam

The Europoort terminal located in the port of Rotterdam which is owned by Vopak, is now able to get LNG fuel from bunkering barges simultaneously while loading or discharging. This provides several advantages like eliminating the shifting time and reducingt the expenses for LNG powered vessels for their bunkering.