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September 23, 2020

Rotterdam holds naming ceremony for largest LNG bunkering vessel

Total and M.O.L have celebrated the naming ceremony for the “Gas Agility”, the world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel in Rotterdam. The vessel has a capacity of 18,600 m3 and is equipped with a GTT Mark III Flex membrane tank. Construction began in 2018 at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding’s yard near Shanghai in China, and the vessel was delivered in April 2020. The ship will serve in the Northwest Europe market for ship-to-ship LNG bunkering.

Edited from MOL’s press release

September 18, 2020

First LNG bunkering vessel in Japan

The first LNG bunkering vessel in Japan is set to start operations in October 2020. The ship is owned by Central LNG Marine Fuel Japan, a venture consisting of K Line, JERA, Toyota Tsusho and NYK Line, and will supply LNG to ships in the Chubu region in order to decrease emissions and comply with IMO rules.

Edited from Jera’s press release

September 15, 2020

LNG Croatia departs from yard

Huarun Dadong and CSSC Hudong-Zhonghua have completed the reconversion of the “Golar Viking” vessel into the renamed “LNG Croatia” which has been delivered to the state-owned Krk terminal developer LNG Croatia and Golar. The vessel is expected to arrive in Croatia on October 20, 2020. Croatia is set to launch the Krk facility on January 1, 2021. It will have a send-out capacity of up to 2.6 bcm/y. The costs of the LNG import project amount to 233.6 M€ ($276.8 million) with EU providing 101.4 M€ from the Connecting Europe Facility.

Edited from Croatia LNG’s press release

September 14, 2020

Magnolia LNG project asks Regulators for a 5 year delay

Glenfarne Group LLC and Kinder Morgan have asked the FERC for a 5 year extension to complete the Magnolia LNG export plant and associated gas pipeline expansions. FERC’s initial approval required companies to complete the project by 2021, however the companies have asked for an extension due to a decrease in global energy demand. The Magnolia LNG plant  has been designed to produce 8.8 million MTPA.

Edited from FERC’s Notice

September 10, 2020

FERC grants 3 extra years to complete Freeport Train 4

FERC has granted Freeport LNG 3 more years to complete its Train 4 expansion at the facility by May 2026. The decision follows Freeport’s earlier decision to delay FID to build Train 4 due to the low demand for LNG and low LNG prices.

Edited from FERC’s Letter to Freeport LNG