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October 23, 2020

Enagas joins Ravenna LNG project

Scale Gas Solutions, a subsidiary of Enagás specialized in small scale LNG, has acquired from Edison 19% of the shares of Depositi Italiani GNL, the newco created in 2018 by Edison and Petrolifera Italo Rumena (PIR), which develops the first coastal deposit project in Italy, small scale Ravenna LNG. After the transaction, the shareholding structure of Depositi Italiani GNL will be: 51% PIR, 30% Edison and 19% Scale Gas Solutions.

The Ravenna project, having 20 000 m3 of LNG storage capacity and over 1 million m3 of LNG annual handling capacity (sufficient to supply 12 000 trucks and up to 48 ferries per year), is expected to start commercial operations in October 2021.

Edited from Edison’s press release

 

October 22, 2020

Naturgy extends LNG SPA with Puerto Rico

Naturgy and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority extend until 2032 their LT LNG supply contract which was set to expire in October 2020. The new agreement extends supplied quantity from 1.5 bcm to 2 bcm (up to 3 bcm depending on the country's needs) and changes the indexation from HH/Oil (50/50) to 100% HH. The LNG will come from Naturgy's portfolio of contracts, which at 50% is sourced from American LNG.

Edited from Naturgy’s press release

 

October 22, 2020

FERC authorizes Acadiana pipeline

Kinder Morgan pipeline company has received permission from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to start construction of the proposed Acadiana natural gas pipeline project in Louisiana. The Acadiana pipeline, linked to the Cheniere Energy Sabine Pass LNG export plant, will handle deliveries from the growing Haynesville Shale production and will deliver additional feed gas when the sixth liquefaction train of Sabine Pass enters service around 2022 raising overall output to 27 MTPA.

 

October 22, 2020

Gazocean becomes a full subsidiary of NYK

Japanese shipping company NYK Line has signed a sales and purchase agreement with French energy company Total to acquire all Total shares (80% before the purchase) in ship management company Gazocean. The deal makes Gazocean a wholly-owned subsidiary of NYK, which strengthens its ship-management system and expands its LNG transportation business in France. Currently Gazocean is responsible for the management of six LNG carriers.

Edited from NYK Line’s press release

 

October 20, 2020

YPF terminates Tango FLNG charter

Belgian shipping line Exmar has reached a settlement agreement with Argentine oil and gas company YPF SA over the dispute started in June 2020 under the Tango FLNG. Liquefaction activities at Tango LNG were stopped by YPF in May 2020 with the start of winter season in the Southern Hemisphere. A settlement amount of US$150M will be paid by YPF to Exmar for the early termination of their charter agreements and the withdrawing of arbitration proceedings. The production barge is now available for hire.

 

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