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July 22, 2021

First carbon-offset LNG cargo for the Caribbean

AES, a US energy company, received the first carbon-offset LNG cargo for the Caribbean region at its Andres LNG terminal in the Dominican Republic. The cargo was delivered by 154 500 m3LNG Unity from Cameron LNG in the US. The carbon footprint of the cargo, from extraction to shipping, will be offset with carbon credits coming from the company’s renewable energy projects around the world.


July 22, 2021

First gas from Barracuda Project

Shell started production on Block 5C in Trinidad and Tobago, known as Barracuda Project. The project is a backfill project of sustained near-term gas production which will supply feed gas to the Atlantic LNG liquefaction facility, where Shell is a major shareholder with equity ranging from 46% to 57.5% in each of its four trains.

Edited from Shell press release


July 16, 2021

BP delivers carbon offset LNG cargo to Mexico

BP, Sempra and IEnova entered into a contract for the delivery and receipt of a carbon offset LNG cargo to the Energía Costa Azul terminal in Mexico. LNG is sourced from BP’s global LNG portfolio. The well-to-tank CO2 and methane emissions associated with the cargo are estimated using BP’s own quantification methodology and will be offset by retiring a corresponding amount of carbon credits, sourced from a Mexican afforestation project from BP’s vetted portfolio of offsets on behalf of Sempra LNG. 

Edited from BP press release


July 14, 2021

Pichilingue LNG Terminal starts operations

New Fortress Energy’s LNG terminal in the port of Pichilingue has begun commercial operations. The Terminal, located at Baja California Sur, Mexico, is equipped with NFE’s proprietary ISOFlex system, which allows LNG carriers to transload LNG into ISO containers on offshore support vessels. These ISO containers can be offloaded at container ports and onto trucks.

Edited from NFE press release


July 13, 2021

Al-Zour terminal receives first LNG cargo

Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) received its first LNG cargo at its new LNG import terminal in Al-Zour. The 22 MTPA terminal is owned by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and was developed by its KIPIC unit. Nakilat’s Al Kharsaah LNG carrier delivered a 213 000 m3 commissioning cargo on 12 July.