Since April 2016, when the first US LNG carrier arrived in the Portuguese port of Sines, EU imports of LNG from the US have increased from zero to 2.8 billion cubic meters. Now, the two countries agreed to further bolster their strategic cooperation with respect to energy.
LNG Croatia, the state-run company that is responsible for Croatia’s first LNG facility on the island of Krk, informed interested companies that the deadline for closing the Open Season second round is being prolonged, until 28th of September 2018. the deadline for closing the second round of the Open Season procedure was 3rd of August 2018.
The FSRU that offloaded its first LNG cargo in Bangladesh in April, is expected to start operations as a permanent import terminal “within a week”, after inclement weather delayed its start-up. The FSRU is expected to pave the way for LNG import in a country which sees a constantly falling domestic gas production.
The US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration along with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission agreed to develop a Memorandum of Understanding, in order to refine and reduce the permit application review process for LNG facilities.
USCG requested comments on a Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment regarding plans to build new berths at an LNG facility in Louisiana, and increase the number of LNG vessels calling at the facility from 400 to 580 per year. The Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment were submitted by Sabine Pass LNG.
ABS has signed a pioneering Joint Development Program with probunkers to provide technical support as they embark on designing a fleet of specialist LNG bunker vessels for key ports globally. Introduced at Posidonia 2018, probunkers is a new LNG project, intended to contribute to the development of LNG marine infrastructure.
Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions and Pavilion Gas have signed Heads of Agreement to jointly develop a LNG bunker supply chain in the port of Singapore. The agreement covers the shared long-term time charter of a new generation LNG bunker vessel to be commissioned by Pavilion Gas by 2020.
Cyprus will start a tender to purchase an FSRU next month at Vasiliko. The tender will also include the acquisition of relevant infrastructure, and aims at increasing the country’s ability to import LNG and use it for electricity generation. This development comes after the Cypriot Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis submitted an MoU between for the removal of fuel storage facilities at Larnaca to Vasiliko.
The Port of Gdynia signed an agreement with PGNiG and Gas-Trading SA on Tuesday, June 19, regarding on the use of LNG fuel. According to the agreement, a barge adapted for bunkering with LNG from other vessels will be constructed. The project is part of the National Center for Research and Development program – INNOSHIP.
Croatia gave the green light to the construction of an LNG terminal on the island of Krk. Namely, the country passed a law last week, enabling the construction, which will be partly funded by the EU. The EU will provide 101.4 million euros for the project, with the remainder being financed from equity and loans.
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