LNG as fuel should be a no-brainer. So, what’s the hold-up?

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel has been touted as the best available solution for the maritime industry to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions for a while now. It has been transported for over 40 years and the shipping … Read More

U.S. senators push bill to boost LNG export

Senators John Kennedy and Ted Cruz, amongst others, have introduced a new bill seeking to debottleneck LNG trade and boost U.S. LNG exports. Courtesy of Sempra Energy Louisiana and Texas senators John Kennedy and Ted Cruz joined Jim Inhofe (Oklahoma), … Read More

Baleària assigns its first LNG ferry to Motril-Melilla route

Spanish ferry operator Baleària has selected its LNG-fueled ferry Hypatia De Alejandria to operate the route between the Spanish town of Motril and the Spanish autonomous city of Melilla in North Africa. Courtesy of Baleària The 26,000 gross ton Hypatia … Read More

Japan’s ports waive fees for LNG, hydrogen-powered ships

Kaguya; Image courtesy: Kawasaki Heavy Industries The Tokyo Port is waiving port entry fees for LNG-powered and hydrogen-powered vessels as a way of encouraging greater uptake of these fuels in the maritime sector. The waiver is set to enter into … Read More

Shell wraps up first LNG bunkering in Gibraltar

Global energy giant Shell completed its first LNG bunkering services at the Port of Gibraltar. Courtesy of Port of Gibraltar Shell-chartered LNG bunker vessel Coral Methane supplied LNG to Lomonosov Prospect, an Aframax tanker operated by Sovcomflot. This is also … Read More

SSY: FFAs to play a key role in LNG market

Shipbroker Simpson Spence Young (SSY) claims forward freight agreements (FFAs) will play an integral role in the volatile LNG market. SSY: FFAs will play a key role in LNG market LNG freight futures contracts based on Spark Commodities’ price assessments … Read More

Fluxys and IPFH partner up on energy transition in Belgium

Fluxys entered into a collaboration agreement with IPFH, an inter-municipal company in the Belgian province of Hainaut, to develop energy transition projects in that province. Courtesy of Fluxys This collaboration is in line with energy transition objectives and the carbon-neutral … Read More

Rystad: Qatar to top LNG production charts after NFE FID

Qatar has been put back on track to become the world’s largest LNG producer by 2030, following Qatar Petroleum’s decision to approve the construction of the $30 billion North Field Expansion project. Courtesy of Qatargas More projects are expected to … Read More

JERA expands LNG team

Japanese energy trader JERA Global Markets has appointed Jonathan Westby as senior vice president LNG. Courtesy of JERA JERAGM informed that Westby expands the company’s senior comprising chief executive, Kazunori Kasai, managing director group coordination, Hisaki Endo, and COO, Ronan … Read More

Bloomberg: LNG on track for post-COVID recovery

Following a year of Coronavirus pandemic effects, demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is expected to recover rapidly in 2021. Courtesy of Cheniere Asian spot LNG prices have already recovered to the highest levels since 2014, after suffering a record … Read More