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EU imports of US LNG are on the rise

Since April 2016, when the first US LNG carrier arrived in the Portuguese port of Sines, EU imports of LNG from the US have increased from zero to 2.8 billion cubic meters. Now, the two countries agreed to further bolster their strategic cooperation with respect to energy.

Port of Long Beach votes on fuel-cell power plant and new fueling station

The Port of Long Beach will vote on a proposal by Toyota Logistics Services to reconfigure its facility at Pier B and build a renewable fuel-cell power plant and hydrogen fueling station, on Monday, August 13. The facility will include a 2.3-megawatt fuel-cell power plant and a new fueling station that includes pumps dedicated to hydrogen.

Natural gas industry much resilient in severe weather, says new report

A new report prepared by RNB Energy for the Natural Gas Council studied in detail the natural gas industry’s performance through three significant weather events in 2017 and 2018. The study confirmed the natural gas industry’s remarkable resilience to wide variety of severe weather.

Watch: Höegh LNG launches 10th FSRU

The video, issued by Oslo-based Höegh LNG, depicts the launch of the company’s 10th floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea, on 13 July 2018. The vessel, to be named Höegh Galleon, is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2019.

Croatia extends submission period for its first LNG facility

LNG Croatia, the state-run company that is responsible for Croatia’s first LNG facility on the island of Krk, informed interested companies that the deadline for closing the Open Season second round is being prolonged, until 28th of September 2018. the deadline for closing the second round of the Open Season procedure was 3rd of August 2018.

FSRU to start-up as permanent LNG import terminal in Bangladesh

The FSRU that offloaded its first LNG cargo in Bangladesh in April, is expected to start operations as a permanent import terminal “within a week”, after inclement weather delayed its start-up. The FSRU is expected to pave the way for LNG import in a country which sees a constantly falling domestic gas production.

NYK to study LNG supply in Setouchi and Kyushu

NYK signed a memorandum of understanding with Kyushu Electric Power, Saibu Gas, and and Chugoku Electric Power will jointly study LNG fuel supply for ships in the Setouchi and Kyushu districts, because of the expected increase in the number of vessels using LNG that can reduce air pollutants and GHG emissions. 

ANL extends emergency bunker surcharges after August

Earlier this year, ANL decided to impose emergency bunker surcharge due to high bunker costs from the beginning of the year. In a recent update, the company informed that it will extend this measure as from August 1st 2018. The measure will be applied to all cargo on all worldwide trades.

Environmental groups refute DoE report on US LNG exports

In comments submitted to the US Energy Department, dozens of national and international advocacy groups highlighted fundamental flaws in a draft federal study that is intended to assess the macroeconomic impacts of expanded LNG exports.

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