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FERC issues notice of schedule for environmental review to Commonwealth LNG

Commonwealth LNG announced that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. The Commonwealth LNG project includes the construction of one liquefied natural gas plant, as well as six gas liquefaction trains and appurtenant facilities. Each train will have a liquefaction design capacity of approximately 1.4 million metric tonnes annually for a total nominal liquefaction capacity of 8.4 mtpa.

Natural gas inventories exceed 5-year average after two years

According to EIA’s Weekly Natural Gas Storage report the working natural gas inventories in the Lower 48 states reached 3,519 billion cubic feet (Bcf) for the week ending October 11, 2019, exceeding the previous five-year average since September 22, 2017. 

Compendium on bunkering ops launched

The American Club published ‘Bunkering – A Compedium’ report, providing details on approaches towards loss prevention initiatives, demanded by both regulations and by supplying guidance on operations and management, ashore and afloat, aimed at obviating exposures with both a P&I and FD&D insurance implications.

US’s first LNG articulated tug/barge unit named

On September 16, VT Halter Marine, Pascagoula, hosted a naming ceremony for US’s first LNG articulated tug/barge (ATB) unit. Q-LNG Transport LLC awarded had granted the contract to VT Halter Marine to build the ship in November 2017. The barge will be named Q-LNG 4000 and the tug, Q-Ocean Service.

Iran announces Adrian Darya’s oil sold at sea

An Iranian representative to London announced that the oil cargo of tanker Adrian Darya 1 – previously known as Grace 1 – was sold at sea to a private company, denying that Tehran had broken its promises over the vessel and highlighted that EU’s Syria sanction do not apply to Tehran.

US LNG exports see weekly increase

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. 

Freeport LNG sails its first LNG commissioning cargo

Freeport LNG announced that it shipped its first LNG commissioning cargo for Train 1 from its liquefaction facility located on Quintana Island in Freeport, Texas. According to Freeport’s statement, the LNG Jurojin departed on September 3 from the Freeport LNG terminal.

GCC Bunkers to produce IMO 2020 compliant fuel in Texas

US-based marine fuels supplier GCC Bunkers announced a processing agreement with Texas International Terminals to produce ISO 8217 and IMO 2020 compliant 0.5% sulphur bunker fuel oil and 0.1% ECA specification gasoil in the Houston, Texas area, starting in early 2020.

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