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AIE finds foundation customer for Port Kembla gas terminal

Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) has reached a preliminary agreement with EnergyAustralia to supply 15PJs of natural gas per annum from its Port Kembla gas terminal (PKGT). Beginning on 1 January 2021, the five-year contract will provide gas for EnergyAustralia as well as for electricity.

First small-scale waterside LNG terminal in the US now operational

On 16 May, JAX LNG, a liquefied natural gas facility located at Dames Point in Jacksonville, Florida, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to signify the official start-up of the newly constructed plant. JAX LNG is the first small-scale LNG facility in the US with both marine and truck-loading capabilities.

Clarifications on the use of FONAR

Aiming to clarify the situation regarding Fuel Oil Non-Availability Reports (FONARs), Skuld Club says that it is a discretionary tool for a Member State to lessen the breach of MARPOL Annex VI. However, it explains that FONARs are not an exemption but rather a self-declaration by owners that a breach has or is about to take place.

Novatek sings agreement for LNG regasification project in Vietnam

Novatek announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ninh Thuan Provincial People’s Committee to develop an integrated energy-generating project with the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) within the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The energy-generating project will deliver LNG using current infrastructure as well as developing new infrastructure.

Hurtigruten, partner to power vessels with dead fish

Hurtigruten, expedition cruise line signed a deal with Norway-based Biokraft to supply climate-neutral liquified biogas (LBG) – and power ships with fuel made from dead fish and other organic waste. The partnership includes near-daily delivery of biogas produced from organic waste to Hurtigruten ships, the first cruise ships in the world to be powered by fossil-free LBG.

Transneft to compensate those affected from contaminated oil, if proven

According to Reuters, Russia’s state pipeline monopoly Transneft will compensate all parties for losses incurred from contaminated oil, under the condition that they prove the damage, a government official said on Thursday, May 22, as the first European refinery declared force majeure.

Sempra LNG, Aramco Services Company ink sale deal for Port Arthur LNG

Sempra Energy and Saudi Aramco announced their respective subsidiaries, Sempra LNG and Aramco Services Company, have signed a heads of agreement, for the finalization of a definitive 20-year LNG sale-and-purchase agreement for five Mtpa of LNG offtake from Phase 1 of the Port Arthur LNG export-project under development.

Scottish port sees bunker storage boost with new tank

The Scottish Aberdeen Harbour announced the arrival of a new marine gasoil fuel tank to the Torry Marine Base. The fuel tank was funded by the logistics firm Peterson, reflecting the firm’s commitment to the Harbour as the long-term supply hub for the North Sea.

Gazprom Neft partners with two cruise companies on bunkering ops

Gazpromneft Marine Bunker, operator of the Gazprom Neft bunkering business, came into a partnership with Royal Caribbean International and Saga Cruises. The agreement sees Gazpromneft managing about 60 bunkering operations for the two partners during the summer navigation season, starting in May until September 2019.

Norway’s oil production during April less than anticipated

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, preliminary production figures for April 2019 show an average daily production of 1,729,000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 24,000 barrels per day in comparison to March. Overall gas sales were 10.2 billion Sm3 (GSm3), which is a reduction of 0.6 GSm3 from the month before.

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