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June 4, 2021

EU Commission approves exemption decision for German LNG Terminal

The European Commission has approved the exemption decision related to 8 BCMA of throughput capacity for the German LNG Terminal planned at Brunsbüttel, Northern Germany. The terminal will be built and operated by the joint venture German LNG Terminal GmbH including Gasunie, Vopak and Oiltanking. The exemption will be applied on a long-term basis from the date of the terminal’s commercial start.

Edited from Oiltanking press release


June 2, 2021

Excelerate’s FSRU returns to Bahia Bianca

Following the results of a tender for seasonal regasification service, Excelerate’s FSRU Exemplar restarted operations at Bahia Blanca in Argentina after the vessel left the site in 2018. The FSRU with a storage capacity of 150 900 m3 will deliver LNG for the 2021 winter season. Bahia Blanca GasPort is South America’s first LNG import terminal which started operations in 2008.

Edited from ExcelerateEnergy press release


June 2, 2021

Novatek signs LNG supply HoA with Glencore

Novatek Gas & Power Asia and Glencore signed an HoA for the long-term supply of 0.5 MTPA of LNG delivered to East Asia from the Arctic LNG 2 project. The LNG will be shipped all-year-round along the Northern sea route. The 19.8 MTPA project will be located on the Gydan peninsula in West Siberia and its construction concept relies on using gravity-based structure platforms.

Edited from Novatek press release


June 2, 2021

Novatek and Zhejiang Energy sign HoA

Novatek Gas & Power Asia and Zhejiang Energy Gas Group, a subsidiary of the Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group, signed an HoA for the supply of 1 MTPA of LNG from the Arctic LNG 2 project for 15 years. The Agreement builds on the MoU signed in October 2019. The LNG will be delivered on a DES basis to Zhejiang Energy’s LNG terminals in China, including feedstock for the buyer's new gas-fired power generation facilities.

Edited from Novatek press release


May 28, 2021

Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal to resume send-out

French LNG terminal operator Elengy halted send-out at Montoir-de-Bretagne terminal on 4 May after detecting leak on the insulating joint in the gas pipeline linking the terminal to the French transmission grid. The repair works started on May 12 and were completed on May 28. Elengy's teams are starting the works to progressively resume the gas send-out into the transmission grid.

Edited from Elengy press release