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Refineries unable to receive crude oil at Malaysia’s Port Dickson

Refineries at Port Dickson on Malaysia’s west coast are unable to receive crude oil after the single point mooring (SPM) unit, a facility that carries crude from the ships to the plants, broke down. The SPM connects to a refinery operated by Hengyuan Refining Company Bhd (HRC).

EIA: US exports crude oil to more destinations than it imports from

As US crude oil export volumes have increased to an average of 2.8 million barrels per day (b/d) in the first seven months of 2019, the number of destinations (which includes countries, territories, autonomous regions, and other administrative regions) that receive US exports has also increased, according to EIA.

FERC issues notice of schedule for environmental review to Commonwealth LNG

Commonwealth LNG announced that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. The Commonwealth LNG project includes the construction of one liquefied natural gas plant, as well as six gas liquefaction trains and appurtenant facilities. Each train will have a liquefaction design capacity of approximately 1.4 million metric tonnes annually for a total nominal liquefaction capacity of 8.4 mtpa.

Total and ZEG partner on LSFO supply and delivery in China

On Monday, October 21, French energy major, Total, signed a shareholders’ agreement with Chinese state-owned Zhejiang Energy Group (ZEG) establishing a joint venture company dedicated to the supply and delivery of marine fuels in the region of Zhoushan, China.

US fuel company launches bio-fuel welding gas site in Amsterdam

The US-based Taronis fuels announced the launch of its first-ever production facility in the port of Amsterdam; The facility will be dedicated to the production of bio-based welding gas, a fuel type commonly used in the construction and shipbuilding industries.

IMO 2020 to significantly affect tramp sector

Shipping companies that operate itinerant merchant vessels, known as tramps, are worried about finding fuel to comply with the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap, Guy Platten, secretary general of the ICS, told Reuters. The tramp sector, it will account for around 40% of global demand for compliant low sulphur fuels, the ICS says.

Singapore to use its LNG terminal to develop data center cooling technology

The National University of Singapore Engineering collaborated with the Keppel Data Centres Holdings Pte Ltd and Singapore LNG Corporation to develop a technology that can efficiently store and carry cold energy from the Singapore LNG Terminal to various data centres. This solution aims to open the way for more sustainable and compact data centres.

IMO: Ammonia, hydrogen promising fuels to decarbonization

Ammonia and hydrogen are promising potential fuels of the future in a decarbonized shipping industry, which has to switch to alternative, zero carbon fuels to meet the targets of the initial IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships, an IMO symposium on sulphur 2020 and alternative fuels heard on 18 October.

Natural gas inventories exceed 5-year average after two years

According to EIA’s Weekly Natural Gas Storage report the working natural gas inventories in the Lower 48 states reached 3,519 billion cubic feet (Bcf) for the week ending October 11, 2019, exceeding the previous five-year average since September 22, 2017. 

Shell Marine: Guidance on IMO 2020 transition

Shell Marine has published a new White Paper offering critical guidance on cylinder oils and engine care to transition successfully through the IMO sulphur cap from 1st January 2020. The ‘IMO 2020 Ready’ paper sets out the commercial, operational and technical challenges for operators before, during and after the regulatory deadline.

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