Chart Industries and IOCL to Promote LNG Market in India

| India and USA | Source: Chart Industries
IOCL and Chart executives signing MOU in Washington

IOCL and Chart executives signing MOU in Washington

Chart Industries, Inc., a leading diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas and energy industries, and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 18, 2019 to promote the development of the LNG Market in India. Applications include refueling infrastructure for road, rail and water -based transportation. Read more »

Baltic LNG Bunkering Vessel Newbuild Underway for Eesti Gaas

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Eesti Gaas illustration LNG bunker vesselEesti Gaas, an Estonian energy company, says steel cutting for its LNG (liquefied natural gas) bunker vessel has commenced. Dutch shipbuilding company Damen performed the inaugural cut in the Yichang shipyard in China. The ship will start refuelling Eesti Gaas’s environmentally friendly LNG clients in and around the Gulf of Finland in the second half of next year. Read more »

First Commercial Bunkerings of LNG in Polish Seaports

| Poland: Warsaw | Source: PGNiG
Fure Valo bunkers LNG at Port Gdansk

Fure Valo bunkers LNG at Port Gdansk

Polish Mining and Gas Extraction Company (PGNiG), a state-controlled oil and gas company, and Grupa Lotos S.A, a vertically integrated oil company also based in Poland, have conducted two commercial bunkerings of liquefied natural gas (LNG) this month. These are the first operations of this kind carried out at seaports in Gdańsk and Gdynia. Read more »

MV Kairos Begins LNG Bunkering for Destination Gotland’s new Ferry

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG

MS VisborgThe world’s largest bunker supply vessel (BSV) for liquefied natural gas (LNG) MV Kairos conducted the first LNG bunker supply operation for the newbuild ferry MS Visborg at the ferry pier of the port of Visby in Sweden last week. By using LNG, a wide range of emissions, especially sulphur, nitrogen and particle matters, as well as carbon dioxide, are significantly reduced. Read more »

LNG Transforming Marine Fuels Market, Gazpromneft Prepares

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom Neft

Gazprom Neft, a vertically integrated Russian oil company, says it marine fuel bunkering business Gazpromneft Marine Bunker is aiming to expand its marine-fuels product range in the medium term to include liquefied natural gas (LNG), with steps already taken to ensure fulfilment. Andrei Vasilyev, CEO, Gazprom Neft Marine Bunker commented: “The bunkering industry is on the verge of ground-breaking transformation.” Read more »

Australia’s LNG Marine Bunkering Capabilities Brought Before Government

| Australia: Canberra ACT | Source: Gas Energy Australia
 Woodside Donaldson LNG carrier, Pluto LNG

Woodside Donaldson LNG carrier, Pluto LNG

Ahead of a forthcoming federal election, Gas Energy Australia (GEA), the nation’s downstream gaseous fuels peak industry body, provided a submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (DoRIC) on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) marine bunkering in Australia. Read more »

Trans Gas Solution Acquires AiP for LNG Bunkering Barge – First in Korea

| Republic of Korea: Changwon | Source: Trans Gas Solution
Trans Gas Solution - Korea - Kolt 05 LNG Barge Design

Kolt 05 LNG Barge Design

Trans Gas Solution (CEO Seo Mi-Young), the leading LNG EPC company in Korea, has acquired Approval-in-Principal (AiP) from Korea Register (KR) for their 500m3 LNG Bunkering Barge System Design. The approved LNG bunkering barge (KOLT-05B) is a 48.5m vessel with IMO Type-C pressurized fuel tank with a storage capacity of 500m3, including a low-pressure LNG fuel gas supply system (CRYOPac-L). Read more »

Tomakomai Port in Hokkaido Prepares Way for LNG Bunkering

| Japan: Hokkaido | Source: Tomakomai Port Management Association; JAPEX

Tomakomai Port S-t-S LNG transferTomakomai Port Management Association and Japan Petroleum Resources Development Co., Ltd. (JAPEX) are collaborating to examine issues pertaining to the implementation of LNG bunkering based at Hokkaido’s Tomakomai Port. A study group, established to advance the project and including public and private entities such as Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), aims to support Japan’s ‘Contribution to the establishment of a low-carbon society’. Read more »

Singapore’s Pavilion Energy Charters First LNG Bunker Vessel

| Singapore | Source: Pavilion Energy and Sembcorp Marine
Aerial perspective of MOL’s LNG bunker vessel alongside a container carrier

Aerial perspective of MOL’s LNG bunker vessel alongside a container carrier

Singaporean integrated energy company Pavilion Energy has chartered its first LNG bunker vessel to supply LNG bunkers in the Port of Singapore. The 12,000 m3 GTT Mark III Flex membrane LNG bunker vessel, which is the largest LNG bunker vessel set for use in the Port of Singapore to date, will be owned by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL). Read more »

Brittany Ferries Signs Repsol to Fuel LNG Ferry Operations

| United Kingdom and France | Source: Brittany Ferries
Brittany Ferries Hornfleur illustration

Brittany Ferries Hornfleur (illustration)

Brittany Ferries has signed an agreement with Spanish energy company Repsol for the delivery of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to its Spanish operations. A letter of intent between the two companies provides the basis for the long-term supply of LNG-fuel and key shoreside infrastructure to the new LNG-powered cruise-ferry Salamanca, which is scheduled to enter service in 2022. Read more »