The LNG tanker “British Sponsor”, owned by BP, arrived in Mozambique, to load the first cargoes from Eni’s Coral-Sul FLNG unit.
he “British Sponsor” arrived at Mozambique’s Pemba port, located a few hundred kilometres southwest of the Coral FLNG project and the capital of the country’s Cabo Delgado province.
LNG production from Coral will be supplied to BP under a long-term agreement, with the facility yet to load its first cargo.
Earlier, a BP carrier the “British Mentor” had headed to the liquefaction facility in August, but was diverted later in the month to Oman’s Qalhat export terminal, having held close to Coral for a few days in late August.
On the other hand, recent news reported by Reuters want dozens of ships carrying LNG to be circling off the coasts of Spain and other European countries, not able to secure slots to unload because plants that convert the fuel back to gas are full.
In fact, there are more than 35 LNG-laden vessels drifting off Spain and around the Mediterranean, with at least eight vessels anchored off the Bay of Cadiz alone.
Now, the congestion of cargoes has raised concerns about Europe’s ability to process the LNG supplies needed to deal with the lack of Russian pipeline supply.