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March 28, 2014

GLE launches European small-scale LNG map


The newly launched GLE small-scale LNG map provides the following information:

  • LNG import terminals offering new LNG services
    • Reloading: Transfer of LNG from the LNG reservoirs of the terminal into a vessel
    • Transshipment: Direct transfer of LNG from one vessel into another
    • Loading of bunker ships: LNG is loaded on bunkering ships which supply to LNG-fuelled ships or LNG bunkering facilities for vessels
    • Truck loading: LNG is loaded on tank trucks which transport LNG in smaller quantities
    • Rail loading: LNG is loaded on rail tanks which transport LNG in smaller quantities
  • LNG small-scale liquefaction plants: LNG is produced in small scale liquefaction plants to respond to peak shaving demand or make available natural gas to regions where it is not economically or technically feasible to build new pipelines.
  • LNG bunkering facilities for vessels: This stationary facility allows ships to bunker LNG to be used as fuel for the vessel.
  • LNG bunker ship: This ship supplies LNG directly to LNG-fuelled ships or to LNG bunkering facilities for vessels.
  • LNG refuelling stations for trucks: This facility allows trucks to fill LNG to be used as fuel.
  • LNG satellite storage: They enable to store LNG in small quantities in areas where there is no high pressure pipeline. LNG is delivered mainly by trucks (but also by small LNG ships) to these satellite plants where it is then stored and regasified into the natural gas distribution networks or used by an end user.

The European small-scale LNG MAP is accessible at:

March 23, 2014

GIIGNL release Key Figures for 2013

GIIGNL (International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers) released its annual LNG Key Figures for the year 2013.

The full report "The LNG Industry" will be available shortly.

March 18, 2014

Panama Canal 73% complete

As of March 18, 2014, the total expansion project had an advancement of around 73%. Due to a dispute between the Canal and the contractor in charge of building the new locks (GUPC), completion date has been moved to the end of 2015.

February 10, 2014

President Dispenza to speak at 8th Asia LNG Summit in Beijing

President Dispenza will deliver a speech on LNG supply and demand during the 8th Asia LNG Summit 2014.

Supported by CNOOC, CNPC and Sinopec,the summit will be held in Beijing on May 27th and 28th, 2014.


January 3, 2014

Panama Canal Expansion Program 72 % complete

In a letter signed by Panama Canal Authority's CEO Jorge Quijano and dated January 3, 2014, The Panama Canal Authority reasserted its commitment to successfully complete the canal expansion program. The letter followed news relating a dispute between the Panama Canal Authority and the contractor in charge of the new locks, Grupo Unidos por el Canal S.A (GUPCSA). 

According to Mr. Quijano's letter: "the Expansion Program has an overall completion rate of 72 percent and the new locks project, which is one component of the expansion program, is 65 percent complete. The project is expected to be open to commercial transits by mid-2015".

The Advisory to Shipping (No. A-02-2014) is available in the ACP website at: