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  • #61
    Will Owen for LNG Industry 14 Dec 2020 - Ships on Lake Ontario will now be able to refuel with LNG

    Due to a partnership between the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (Toronto Canada) and REV LNG, on 9 December 2020, for the first time ever on the Great Lakes a marine vessel was refuelled with LNG. Carrying a load of asphalt, the MV Damia Desgagnés docked at the Port of Hamilton’s Pier 22 to refuel before departing for Detroit.

    REV LNG, a Pennsylvania-based LNG services provider, presided over the commercial and technical development of the project, LNG transportation and all shore-side operations.

    Pivotal LNG, a leading provider of LNG marine fuel in the US, supported the project with its expertise and LNG supply from the recently operational Towanda Liquefaction and Storage Facility, located in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

    “Our LNG fuelled fleet has now expanded to five Canadian flagged tankers all operating in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway system, Eastern Canada and US as well as the Canadian Arctic,” said Jacques Beauchamp, President, Petro-Nav Inc. (a subsidiary of Desgagnés).

    Currently, the only LNG capacity at ports in Canada exists along the west coast in BC and the St Lawrence River in Montreal and Quebec City.


    • #62
      Adnan Bajic for OffshoreEnergy Feb 5, 2021 - EIA: U.S. LNG outpacing pipeline exports

      According to the U.S Energy Information Administration’s Natural Gas Monthly LNG exports exceeded pipeline exports in November 2020 by 1.2 billion cubic feet per day. In November and December 2020, U.S. LNG exports set two consecutive monthly records at 9.4 Bcf/d and 9.8 Bcf/d, respectively.

      Since November 2020, all six U.S. LNG export facilities have been operating near full design capacity. In December, Corpus Christi LNG facility in Texas commissioned its third and final liquefaction unit six months ahead of schedule, bringing the total U.S. liquefaction capacity to 9.5 Bcf/d baseload (10.8 Bcf/d peak) across six export terminals that include 15 standard-size liquefaction units and 10 small modular liquefaction units.

      A total of 22 tankers departed the United States LNG export facilities between January 28 and February 3, 2021. The vessels had a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 80 Billion cubic feet (Bcf). Out of the 22 cargoes, nine were exported from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass facility, four each from Cameron and Freeport exports plants and three from the Corpus Christi plant. Additional two cargoes have been exported from Dominion’s Cove Point plant in Maryland.


      • #63
        Lydia Woellwarth for LNG Industry, 12 Jan 2021 - LNG Ferries Salamanca and Santoña will connect the UK with Spain

        The two ferries, to enter service in 2022 and 2023, are each equipped with two Wartsila 12V46DF engines generating 18,500 hp per engine. Each ferry carries 1015 passengers, with over 1.7 miles of lane-space to house passenger and freight vehicles.

        The facilities for storing LNG will be supplied by Repsol in Spain. The fuel company will build two quayside LNG bunkering terminals in the ports of Santander and Bilbao, including a 250,000 ga storage tank.



        • #64
          Joey Chua for Argus 30 March 2021 - LNG cargo delays shrugged off as Suez Canal traffic restarts

          Around 14 LNG vessels are waiting to transit the Suez Canal in the southbound direction. Eight of these vessels belong to state-controlled Qatargas and are heading to the 77mn t/yr Ras Laffan facility (#1 in the world), while the remainder, including one from the US Gulf Coast, are going to Asia, according to a shipbroker. Around six northbound vessels - three ballast and three laden - are heading to Belgium, the UK, Italy and elsewhere in Europe. All three laden cargoes are from Ras Laffan.

          Two Qatar-bound vessels had diverted away from the Suez Canal late last week and taken the longer Cape of Good Hope route to Ras Laffan when it remained unclear when the Ever Given would be dislodged and freed. The diversion would potentially add around 13-18 days to each vessel's journey, meaning they could have been able to make it to Ras Laffan earlier had they stayed in the queue at the Suez Canal. A shipment from Qatar to northeast Asia takes around 2-3 weeks.

          Spot supplies for delivery to northeast Asia are on offer through tenders from the 6.9mn t/yr PNG LNG project in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Australia's 8.9mn t/yr Ichthys LNG facility. And at least three other May cargoes are expected to be offered by producers in Australia and Russia in the near term.



          • #65
            Lydia Woellwarth for LNG Industry 12 Jan 2021 - First LNG-powered ferry to serve UK takes to the water

            The launch ceremony for the second ship to join Brittany Ferries’ fleet, Salamanca, took place on 6 January 2021 at the CMJL shipyard in Weihai, China. She is the second of three E-Flexer class ships ordered by Brittany Ferries. Both Salamanca and a third ferry, Santoña, will be powered by LNG and will serve the company’s long-distance routes connecting the UK with Spain.

            The facilities for storing LNG will be supplied by Repsol in Spain. Under the terms of the agreement, the fuel company will build two quayside LNG bunkering terminals in the ports of Santander and Bilbao, including a 1000 m3 LNG storage tank to ensure uninterrupted supply for Salamanca and Santoña.

            Like her sister, Salamanca will weigh-in at over 42 000 t, carry 1015 passengers, with over 1 mile of lane-space to house passenger and freight vehicles. She will be French-flagged and crewed by dedicated French seafarers.




            • #66
              Sarah Smith for LNG Industry 10 May 2021 - Jacksonville FL LNG plant to triple in size

              The JAX LNG facility located along the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, Florida, US, is expanding its capacity – tripling liquefaction to 360 000 gal./d and doubling LNG storage to 4 million gal. Following completion of the JAX LNG expansion, Pivotal’s network of LNG assets will reach a production capacity of over 470 000 gal./d and a storage capacity of approximately 9 million gal. at its three facilities in Alabama, Florida, and Pennsylvania, US. Matrix completed the roof lift of the new 2-million-gal. storage tank this past December, fulfilling a major construction milestone in the project.

              “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to meet our customers’ LNG needs and the growing LNG demands in the eastern US,” said Tim Delay, Vice President of Pivotal LNG. “The expansion at JAX LNG with our partner NorthStar further demonstrates our commitment to investing in the future of clean energy.”

              The JAX LNG facility was the first small scale waterside LNG production facility in the US with both marine and truck loading capabilities. Since its 2018 commissioning, the facility has safely made over 150 deliveries to the LNG barge Clean Jacksonville through its integrated marine loading dock. This state-of-the-art facility was constructed through a joint venture between Pivotal and NorthStar.



              • #67
                GAC Bunker Fuels May 10, 2021 - Port of Tacoma expected to offer LNG bunkering service in 2023

                When the Tacoma LNG Terminal becomes operational in the second quarter of 2021, it will be the first LNG terminal on North America’s west coast providing direct shoreside loading access for a bunker barge. The barge would have the flexibility in size and design to serve multiple shipping customers and is expected to be operational in 2023. Loading from Puget LNG’s terminal in Tacoma, the barge will be able to bunker vessels in port.




                • #68
                  Sanja Pekicm for Offshore Energy 8 Sep 2021 - Growth in LNG-fueled vessel orders in 2021 is expected to continue

                  LNG-fueled vessel orders are approaching 30 per cent of gross tonnage on order. LNG-powered ships are one of the only options today that meet the IMO’s 2030 target of reducing CO2 emissions by 40 per cent compared to 2008.

                  For example, over 90 per cent of the upcoming pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) will be LNG dual fuel. Likewise, containership owners and operators are moving to LNG-fueled tonnage, with orders for LNG-fuelled liners increasing five-fold since January 2020. Tankers and bulkers are also following suit, with increases of seven-fold and two-fold respectively over the 18-month period.

                  These ships utilize established LNG infrastructure without investing in new energy sources.