The Port of Barcelona recently announced its total handling amount of LNG bunkerings during 2019. The European port managed to handle 18 LNG bunkerings, including AIDAnova and the Costa Smeralda.
According to the LNG engineer Clough, the Port Moresby Power Station (POM Power Station) officially opened its doors. Namely, the natural gas fueled station is located in Papua New Guinea and considered to be the first ever utility-scale gas engine project in the region.
A recently published report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and commissioned by the environmental lobby group Stand.earth, aimed to ‘examine the lifecycle GHG emissions from marine fuels, including a previously poorly understood source of climate emissions from LNG-powered ships- the unintentional releases of the climate super-pollutant methane from ship engines, known as methane slip.’
Houston-based Cheniere Energy announced it has produced and exported its 1000th cargo of LNG, what the company claims to be an industry record, making it the fastest producer in the world to reach this milestone.The 1000th cargo was exported within a four-year time period after startup.
Bahrain LNG recently announced that completed the mechanical construction and commissioning of its first LNG Terminal located in the Kingdom of Bahrain. For the records, the terminal was developed on a PPP basis.
India wants to renegotiate the long-term contract price of LNG it buys from Qatar, according to Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Currently, India imports 8.5 million tonnes of LNG annually under long-term supply deals with Qatar.
As the 2020 sulphur cap entered into force, the shipping industry saw the introduction of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oils (VLSFOs), which has been increasing since October 2019. However, VPS notes that a rise has been observed in fuel instability leading to sediment formation from these fuels.
The Tanker Research & Consulting department at Poten & Partners recently informed on the potential impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the tanker market. In fact, Poten & Partners highlight that it is highly uncertain at this point how the virus outbreak, which started in the city of Wuhan in China and has spread across several countries in Asia and the world, will further develop and what the implications will be on the Chinese as well as the global economy.
Despite the fact that certain ports in India have experienced lack of low-sulphur compliant fuel oil, India’s oil industry in general is estimated to grow during 2020. According to Wood Mackenzie, due to the increased demand of India’s oil products by about 220 kb/d, India will face a beneficial year.
The Clean Arctic Alliance has called the IMO to support an immediate switch to distillate fuels for ships in the Arctic and develop a global rule prohibiting fuels with high Black Carbon emissions, after a study revealing that some of the new VLSFOs will actually lead to a surge in the emissions of Black Carbon.
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