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May 20, 2020

SPA between Petronas and TCEL

PETRONAS LNG Ltd. (PLL), a subsidiary of Petronas, has recently concluded a SPA with Tiger Clean Energy Limited (TCEL) for the supply of LNG to TCEL’s LNG ISO Tank Filling Facility located at Bintulu, Sarawak in Malaysia. The delivery of the LNG to China will be undertaken by TCEL, which will then be distributed to remote locations using TCEL’s ISO tanks.  This solution enables to reach remote customers located away from physical LNG pipelines and customers with smaller requirements.

Edited from Petronas’ press release


May 20, 2020

Cameron LNG starts production at Train 3

Cameron LNG has begun producing LNG from the third and final liquefaction train of its Phase 1 liquefaction-export project in Hackberry, Louisiana, after completion of all major construction activities, commissioning and start-up process over the past few months. In April, the facility began receiving gas flow for testing as it reached the final stage of the commissioning process. The Cameron LNG liquefaction-export Phase 1 project includes three liquefaction trains with a projected export of 12 mtpa of LNG or approximately 1.7 bcf/d.

Edited from Cameron LNG’s press release


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.