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Gasnor to supply Hurtigruten’s vessels with LNG until 2030

According to Gasnor, part of Royal Dutch Shell, Hurtigruten agreed on a long-term supply-deal for its ships. Therefore, Gasnor is to supply the company’s vessels along the Norwegian coast with LNG until 2030. Hurtigruten is planned to begin upgrading six of its vessels from this winter to run on a combination of LNG, battery packs and liquid biogas, replacing the older engines which run on marine gas oil.

Damen completes quick repairs on LNG Methane Princess

Damen Shipyard announced that Damen Shiprepair Brest completed repairs to the hull of LNG carrier Methane Princess, after its collision with a harbour tug in Equatorial Guinea. In order to achieve this in the minimum time it was done while the vessel was both afloat and with the cargo tanks holding either some liquefied gas and gas vapour.

Watch: First Q-Flex LNG Tanker to transit Panama Canal

The Panama Canal informed that on May 12 it welcomed Qatargas’ Al Safliya, the first Q-Flex and the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker to ever transit the waterway. The tanker features 315 meters in length and 50 meters in beam, having an overall cargo capacity of 210,000 meters3 of LNG. The milestone transit also highlighted the Canal’s environmental benefits because of its ability to help vessels reduce the distance and duration of their trips.

API and IOGP in favour of US LNG exports to the EU

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) issued a position paper at the first EU-U.S. Energy Council Business-to-Business Energy Forum on encouraging large-scale U.S. LNG exports to the EU’s gas market.

NYK signs a 20-year agreement for LNG carrier

NYK signed a contract with Edison SPA, a Milan-based energy company, to charter out a newly built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier for up to 20 years, including optional extension periods. The vessel is to be delivered in 2022 from South Korea’s, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.

Wärtsilä and SHI team up for LNG carrier & shuttle tanker solutions

Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) signed a Joint Development Project (JDP) agreement with the goal to achieve a more efficient solution for LNG Carrier and Shuttle tanker vessels. The cost optimisation, including both CAPEX and OPEX, is among the project aims.

Russia permits 28 foreign ships to transport LNG via NSR

The Russian cabinet gave permission to 28 foreign-flagged vessels to transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas condensate via the Northern Sea Route, which runs along the Russian Arctic coast, according to the Russian government.

China’s CNOOC interested in opening up LNG terminals under reform pressure

CNOOC, China’s biggest operator of LNG import terminals, is under discussions with independent companies about access to its facilities after short trial leases last year, Reuters reports. CNOOC is offering pipeline developers such as ENN Energy and LNG distributors such as Longkou Shengtong Energy the chance to use its LNG terminals on China’s east coast over a 10-year period, with a specified number of slots each year.

Watch: Pan Africa gas trials

Teekay LNG Partners, completed its Shell-chartered quartet with the delivery of the Pan Africa. LNG newbuilding, Pan Africa, is the fourth and final ‘Pan’ vessel joining the TGP fleet, alongside Pan Asia (2017) and Pan Americas (2018), and Pan Europe (2018).

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