SEA\LNG published the results of a new alternative fuels study, finding that LNG is the most mature, scalable, and commercially viable alternative fuel currently available for the maritime industry. The study was conducted by DNV GL. The study concluded that while there are several lower or zero carbon alternative fuels that could assist in complying with IMO 2030 and 2050 GHG reduction targets.
Royal Vopak announced that it acquired a 49% shareholding in Sociedad Portuaria el Cayao (SPEC) in Cartagena, Colombia. SPEC is the only LNG import facility in Colombia and has been operating for three years, since 2016. The LNG import facility includes an LNG jetty, onshore infrastructure and a 9.2 km gas pipeline which links SPEC to the national gas grid.
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) aspires to convince the Malaysian government to provide incentives in order to support the use of cleaner fuels in the maritime industry, according to vice president LNG marketing and trading, Ahmad Adly Alias.
The LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos, operated by Nauticor, carried out the first LNG bunkering operation in the port of Södertälje, Sweden, where it delivered 150 tons of LNG. The operation occurred on September 12 at Södertälje’s oil terminal.
Malaysian marine pilots alert that the planned construction and operation of an LNG terminal, located near the Port Klang that handles many passengers daily, would impact public and port safety. The terminal is expected to be completed in 2022.
H-Energy Global, Indian natural gas company, signed a Port Service Agreement (PSA) with Kakinada Seaports Limited (KSPL), for the development of an LNG regasification and reloading terminal at Kakinada Port on India’s East Coast.
BW LNG shipping company, part of BW Group, conducted a naming ceremony for two of its new LNG carriers on September 7. The two vessels named BW Pavilion Aranda (H2489) and BW Magnolia (H2490), were constructed by South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
The final investment decision (FID) for the Arctic LNG 2 project has been approved by Total, Novatek and other project stakeholders. As Total states, the project is set to have a production capacity of 19.8 million tons per year (Mt/y).
According to EIA, the liquefied natural gas exports from the US rose over the week ending September 4, as 12 LNG tankers had departed from US facilities, all of them carrying capacity of 43 billion cubic feet of LNG, increased by four cargoes in comparison to the previous week.
Gazpromneft Marine Bunker, United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo signed a Memorandum of Understanding collaborating on the expansion of LNG as a marine fuel in Russia.
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