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October 20, 2020

Squadron acquires Port Kembla terminal project

Squadron Energy has acquired Marubeni and JERA’s interests in Australian Industrial Energy Pty Ltd (AIE), the vehicle used to develop the Port Kembla LNG import terminal, to become 100% owner and operator of the project. Squadron is committed to the expedited development of the PKGT with the objective of having the capacity to supply more than 70% of New South Wales gas needs by late 2022.

Edited from AIE’s press release


October 20, 2020

Japan's First Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering

Japan’s first ship-to-ship LNG Bunkering took place on October 20, at the berth of Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. The LNG bunkering vessel (LBV) Kaguya supplied LNG fuel to Sakura Leader, an NYK Line pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), which is the first large LNG-fueled ship to be built at a shipyard in Japan.

Kaguya, Japan’s first LBV, is operated by Central LNG Marine Fuel Japan Corporation, which is a JV company among NYK, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., JERA Co., Inc., and Toyota Tsusho Corporation. Sakura Leader is scheduled to be delivered in late October and will be one of the largest PCTCs in the world, capable of transporting approximately 7,000 units (standard vehicle equivalent).

Edited from NYK Line’s press release


October 20, 2020

Total delivers first carbon-neutral LNG cargo

Total has delivered its first carbon-neutral LNG cargo to the China National Offshore Oil Corp. The whole carbon footprint of the LNG shipment delivered on September 29 from the Ichthys liquefaction plant (Australia) to the Dapeng terminal (China) was offset with Verified Carbon Standards (VCS) emissions certificates financing Hebei Guyuan Wind Power Project (China) and Kariba REDD+ Forest Protection Project (Zimbabwe).

Edited from Total’s press release


October 16, 2020

Pakistan opens LNG imports to private sector

Pakistan has decided to open up LNG market for the private sector from November 2020 until February 2021 (under the initial plan) with the goal to reduce financial risks and enhance gas supply in order to minimize shortage in the winter season. Two LNG terminals of Pakistan GasPort are currently handling their full allocated capacity of LNG imports. The government has also decided to auction the excess capacity of the second LNG terminal.


October 14, 2020

South East Asia’s first LNG bunkering and supply vessel delivered

Avenir LNG Limited has taken delivery of its first dual purpose LNG bunkering and supply vessel from Keppel Offshore & Marine. The 7 500 m3 dual-fuel Avenir Advantage, equipped with two Type C tanks, chartered by Petronas LNG, will provide ship-to-ship LNG bunkering to vessels across Malaysia and transport services as an LNG carrier for small-scale terminals in the region.

Edited from Avenir LNG’s and Keppel’s press releases