Wärtsilä Solutions for China’s First Seagoing LNG Bunker Vessel

| Finland: Helsinki and China: Dalian | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation

Chinese-owned vessel will have Wartsila propulsion (CSDC)China’s first seagoing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker vessel will operate with a comprehensive and integrated package of highly efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions from the technology group Wärtsilä. The ship is being built by the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (DSIC) for an affiliate of the ENN Energy holdings, one of the largest users of LNG in China. Read more »

Waterway LNG Parity Act Brought Before US Congress

| USA: Washington DC | Source: U.S. Senate
Q-LNG Barge

Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) for LNG bunkering (© Q-LNG Transport)

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) have for the third time brought the Waterway LNG Parity Act before Congress. This bill requires excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on inland waterways be levied at a rate consistent with energy output relative to diesel and gasoline. Read more »

Helsinki Joins LNG Bunkering Ports in Baltic

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Eesti Gaas

Megastar bunkers LNG via Elenger at HelsinkiEesti Gaas, the Estonian gas supply company, says its newly-formed international subsidiary Elenger has commenced Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering services in the port of Helsinki. The ship being bunkered is the same that Eesti Gaas bunkers in the port of Tallinn, the shuttle Megastar, which cruises between Helsinki and Tallinn. Read more »

Chart Industries Notes Increased Activity in ssLNG Sector

| USA: Atlanta GA | Source: Chart Industries

Chart_LNG-Std-Plant-1Chart Industries, Inc., a leading diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas and energy industries, reports increased activity in the small-scale LNG (“ssLNG”) and utility-scale LNG markets. These smaller liquefaction plants typically have a production capacity of less than 500,000 tons per year, and serve specific uses such as marine bunkering, fuel for over the road transport, and power generation in targeted locations. Read more »

Canada Issues Updated NGV Roadmap for Medium and HD Transportation Sector

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance

CNGVA Roadmap v2The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) has released a new report titled Natural Gas Use in the Medium and Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector. Following extensive consultations with the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry and fleet users, this updated report builds on the observations and recommendations of a 2010 report: Natural Gas Use in the Transportation Sector. Read more »

Nauticor Moves to Sole Charterer of LNG Bunker Vessel Kairos

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Nauticor

KairosHamburg-based LNG supplier Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG and Klaipedos Nafta (KN) — operator of the Klaipėda oil terminal based in Klaipėda, Lithuania — have agreed on the transfer of KN’s 10% stake in the charter contract of Kairos. the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel, to Nauticor. Once effective, Nauticor will become the sole charterer of Kairos. Read more »

Eesti Gaas Brings LNG Expertise to Baltic Countries with ‘Elenger’

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Eesti Gaas LNG fleetEstonian energy company Eesti Gaas is adopting a new trademark, Elenger, for its export markets. The first markets to be targeted will be Finland and Latvia. In Estonia the company will continue to operate under the Eesti Gaas trademark. Growth of LNG as a fuel for marine and land-based transportation will be enhanced throughout the region as a direct outcome of the change. Read more »

Elenger’s LNG Bunkering Vessel Commences Construction in China

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Keel cutting for Elenger's LNG bunker vessel in ChinaThe Dutch shipbuilding company Damen has commenced construction of the body of Elenger’s LNG bunkering vessel with the keel laying ceremony at Yichang shipyard in China. The ship will be completed in one year and start operating in the Gulf of Finland in the second half of 2020. ‘Elenger’ is the new brand name for Eesti Gaas international operations in countries such as Finland and Latvia. Read more »

NYK’s Tugboat in First LNG Bunkering Operation in Western Japan

| NYK Line | Source: NYK Line

LNG bunkering of Sakigake tugboat This week NYK, together with Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., Saibu Gas Co. Ltd., and The Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc., successfully conducted a truck-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering demonstration at the port of Kitakyushu, the northernmost city on Japan’s Kyushu Island. This operation is the first LNG bunkering in the Setouchi and Kyushu areas of western Japan and advances the four companies’ discussions on the commercialization of a new business in the area. Read more »