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FERC allows Tellurian start its preparations for Driftwood

The U.S. energy regulator officially accepted Tellurian’s request to begin the site preparation work for its Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project located in Louisiana. Specifically, the project’s value is estimated around $27.5 billion and is designed to produce 27.6 mtpa of LNG or about 3.6 bcfd of natural gas.

FONAR systems in view of the 2020 sulphur regulations

The IMO are still in the process of developing a fuel oil non-availability report (FONAR) system in order to assist ships in their Regulation 18 declarations to state parties concerning the steps to be taken when a vessel is found not to be compliant. A final template for this is expected to be submitted to and approved by the IMO in May 2019.

Drewry: Port throughput indices

Drewry’s Container Port Throughput Indices are a series of volume growth or decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 220 ports worldwide, representing over 75% of global volumes. The base point for the indices is January 2012 = 100.

USCG, Royal Navy partner to fight narcotics

The Royal Navy auxiliary RFA Mounts Bay has partnered with US Coast Guard counter-narcotics experts and a law enforcement boarding team on the continuous efforts to prevent illegal drugs from South and Central America reaching North America and the wider world, drugs which are typically smuggled across the Caribbean in small speedboats known as go-fasts.

Woodmac: North America to lead next wave of global LNG projects

North America is set to lead the next wave of global LNG project sanctions in 2019, with three US Gulf Coast developments –Sabine Pass Train 6, Golden Pass and Calcasieu Pass– expected to reach final investment decision (FID) in the first half of 2019, according to energy consultant Wood Mackenzie.

Construction begins for first LNG-fueled cruise ship to operate in North America

Carnival Cruise Line announced that the first steel was cut for the company’s first LNG-fueled ship, as part of the company’s green cruising platform. The vessel will be the largest Carnival cruise ship ever constructed and the first-ever ship operating in North America to use LNG. A steel cutting ceremony was held in Finland on 15 November.

Global gas demand to grow at 1.6% rate through to 2035

In its final editorial of peak oil demand series, Wood Mackenzie looks at the consequences of peak oil demand on gas, noting that it sees an 1.6% growth to 2035. As explained, many oil majors are talking about reshaping their supply portfolio towards gas, in response to concerns about peak oil demand.

ABS to class LNG bunker barge in North America

The LNG bunker barge, will have a 4,000 cubic meters LNG capacity and will be owned and constructed by Q-LNG, while the operations will be managed by New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine. The vessel willbegin its construction at VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in the beginning of 2018.

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