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Top news of the week December 10-15

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LNG vessel Pacific Breeze loading first Ichthys LNG cargo (Image courtesy of Inpex) ExxonMobil makes FID on Australian gas project US energy giant and LNG player ExxonMobil has made a final investment decision to develop the West Barracouta gas field in Bass Strait to bring new gas supplies to the

Saga LNG’s mid-size carrier starts sea trials

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Image courtesy of Saga LNG Saga LNG Shipping’s 45,000-cbm liquefied natural gas carrier named Saga Dawn started sea trials on Thursday in the East China Sea. The LNG carrier is being built at China Merchants Heavy Industry’s (CMHI) shipyard in Jiangsu. This vessel is the first LNG carrier in the world using

DSME bags order for another LNG carrier

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Image courtesy of DSME South Korea’s shipbuilding giant Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) said Friday it has won another order to build a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier with a reliquefaction system. The shipbuilder did not reveal who is the company behind the order saying only it is

Sweden’s Destination Gotland christens LNG ferry

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Image courtesy of Destination Gotland Swedish ferry operator Destination Gotland has recently christened its new liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ferry during a ceremony held at China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International. The vessel named Visborg is Destination Gotland’s first LNG-powered RoPax ferry. The ferry operator has also a sister vessel to the Visborg

Russia’s Gazprom and Japan’s Itochu ink Baltic LNG MoU

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Baltic LNG plant’s location (Image courtesy of Gazprom) Russian gas giant Gazprom and Japanese trading house Itochu have signed a memorandum of understanding on the proposed Baltic liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project. “With this document, the parties confirmed their interest in potential cooperation in the framework of the project,” Gazprom said in a statement

Canada: Kwispaa LNG environment assessment begins

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Proposed Kwispaa LNG site (Image courtesy of Steelhead LNG) The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency said Thursday it started a federal environmental assessment for the Kwispaa LNG export project, proposed by Steelhead LNG. Vancouver-based Steelhead LNG, in cooperation with First Nations, plans to build a liquefied natural gas export facility located

Lithuania boosting ties with US LNG suppliers

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zoomImage courtesy of Klaipedos Nafta Lithuania’s Klaipėdos Nafta, the operator of the country’s first liquefied natural gas terminal, held talks with several US LNG suppliers as it aims to boosts the use of the LNG terminal in Klaipėda. This week, Klaipėdos Nafta CEO Mindaugas Jusius visited the US and met

US LNG exports flat on week to eight cargoes

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zoomMaria Energy at the Corpus Christi plant (Image courtesy of Cheniere) Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the United States were flat during the week ending December 12, according to the Energy Information Administration. Eight LNG cargoes with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 26.2 billion cubic feet (Bcf) departed the

GTT scores tanks order from Hyundai Samho for Greek LNG duo

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For illustration purposes only (Image courtesy of GTT) French LNG containment specialist GTT confirmed Thursday it received an order from the Korean shipyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new 174,000-cbm liquefied natural gas carriers. These units will be built on behalf of the Greek shipper Consolidated

Poland’s PGNiG gets another US spot LNG cargo

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zoomFor illustration purposes only (Image courtesy PGNiG) Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) will receive another spot cargo of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) on Thursday. The LNG will be supplied by UK-based Centrica LNG under a spot contract executed by the PGNiG trading office in London, PGNiG said in a statement.

Norway’s PSA says regulations breached in Hammerfest LNG leak

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zoomHammerfest LNG facility (Image: Equinor/Harald Pettersen) The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has completed its investigation of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) leak in Equinor’s Hammerfest plant saying that several breaches of the regulations have been identified. To remind, this leak occurred on June 17 during loading of a road

Containerships takes delivery of 1st LNG-powered vessel

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Containerships Nord during her sea trials in November (Image courtesy of Containerships) Finnish shipping company Containerships, part of French CMA CGM group, said it has taken delivery of its first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered container vessel, Containerships Nord. The LNG-powered vessel was delivered to Containerships at Wenchong Shipyard in China

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