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May 18, 2020

First ship-to-ship operation in France

The first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation has taken place in the port of Marseille, where Shell has supplied LNG to Carnival’s Costa cruise ship, Smeralda, via Anthony Veder’s converted LNG bunkering vessel Coral Methane.

Edited from Port of Marseille press release

May 14, 2020

NLNG Train 7 EPC contracts awarded

The EPC contracts of the Nigeria LNG Train 7 Project to be executed at the Bonny Island LNG complex have been awarded to Saipem, in joint venture with Daewoo E&C Co. Ltd and Chiyoda Corp. (SCD JV). The overall value of the contracts is in excess of US$4 billion.

Edited from Saipem’s press release


May 5, 2020

FID on of Port Arthur LNG export plant, delayed

Given current market dynamics, Sempra Energy announced that a final investment decision for its Port Arthur LNG export plant in Texas is now expected in 2021 instead of 2020. The project would consist of two 5.5 mtpa (7.4 bcm/year) liquefaction trains that have already been approved and could be commissioned in 2023. Two other 6.8 mtpa trains are under consideration. A fixed-price EPC contract for the project was signed with Bechtel in early March 2020.


May 4, 2020

World’s largest LNG bunker barge delivered

On 30 April the “Gas Agility” was delivered by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation to Total, to refuel the French container line CMA CGM’s new gas-fuelled ships. The barge has an LNG capacity of 18, 600 cubic meters – the largest LNG delivery vessel built so far.


May 4, 2020

Freeport LNG begins commercial operations for Train 3

Freeport LNG gas commenced its liquefaction services to Total S.A. and SK E&S under their tolling agreements. The third LNG train marks the full operation of the $13.5 billion three train facility, making the three trains able to produce in excess of 15 mtpa. Freeport LNG’s Train 1 and 2 have been in commercial operation since mid-December and mid- January 2020, respectively.

Edited from Freeport LNG’s press release