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Market in Focus: Gas Ships

Jun 26, 2019

Infrastructure continues to expand, and pricing incentives will continue to shift as the market matures. The LNG markets look like they may resemble the clean product tanker market in several years, which is highly arbitrage driven. We look to see an increased number of portfolio players working the spot market, which will drive the commoditization of the space and enable further demand.The total ton-mile demand for LNG carriers has increased over the past several years…

Abu Dhabi's Al Seer Marine Buys LPG Tanker Duo for $67M to Meet Growing Demand

May 27, 2022

Abu Dhabi's Al Seer Marine, a subsidiary of International Holding Company (IHC), has said it has acquired two vessels, valued at a combined AED 246 million ($66,97 million), to meet the 'rapidly growing demand for transportation of liquified petroleum gas (LPG)…

CNOOC Awards $2.4B Contracts for Construction of 12 LNG Carriers

May 05, 2022

China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has awarded 16 billion yuan ($2.42 billion) worth of contracts to build 12 liquefied natural gas tankers, the largest of their kind in the country, the company said on Thursday.China is the world's largest buyer of the super-chilled gas…

MOL Nets Charter in Russia for New Ice-breaking Condensate Carrier

Feb 11, 2022

Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has signed a charter contract for a newbuilding ice-breaking tanker that will transport condensate from the Arctic LNG 2 Project on Russia’s Gydan Peninsula.The contract was signed by a MOL subsidiary with the project company…

Japan to Divert LNG to Europe Amid Russia-Ukraine Tensions

Feb 09, 2022

Japan will divert some liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes to Europe after requests from the United States and the European Union, the industry minister said on Wednesday, a step that aligns the country with the West as tensions flare with Russia…

China Sinopec Tenders to Sell Up to 45 LNG Cargoes for 2022

Jan 19, 2022

China's Sinopec Corp has issued a tender to sell up to 45 cargoes of liquefied natural gas for 2022 deliveries, in a rare sell tender of the super-chilled fuel to take advantage of high Asian spot prices, said traders who were invited to bid…

Cheniere to Sell US LNG to China's Foran Group

Nov 29, 2021

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Cheniere Energy Inc said Wednesday its marketing arm agreed to sell LNG to a unit of Chinese natural gas distribution company Foran Energy Group Co Ltd for 20 years starting in January 2023.Analysts said…

Pacific LNG Freight Spot Rates Hit Fresh Record High

Nov 19, 2021

Tanker rates to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) across the Pacific hit a fresh record high on Friday as high demand for the U.S. super chilled fuel from Asia drives up the demand for vessels, industry sources told Reuters.The cost of chartering…

BW LPG Sells Very Large Gas Carrier for 'Attractive' Price

Apr 16, 2021

Singapore-based gas carrier operator BW LPG has sold Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) BW Empress.BW Empress was built in 2005 and has a carrying capacity of 77,330 CBM. 'The sale has generated approximately US$ 40 million in liquidity and an expected net book gain of approximately US$ 10 million…

Three Ships Carrying US Ethanol Head to China

Mar 08, 2021

Three ships carrying ethanol were heading to China from the U.S. Gulf Coast, three trade sources told Reuters on Monday, a sign that ethanol exports from the United States to the country are increasing drastically.The shipments may surpass the total amount of U…

Qatar Petroleum in 'Largest LNG Shipbuilding Deal in History'

Jun 01, 2020

Qatari state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has entered into what it says 'are the largest LNG shipbuilding agreements in history to secure more than 100 ships valued in excess of QR 70 billion [USD19,2 billion] to cater for its LNG growth plans…

Wison Offshore & Marine's LNG Carrier Design Gets DNV GL AiP

May 07, 2020

China's Wison Offshore & Marine's 200K LNG Carrier (“200K-LNGC”) design has received Approval in Principle from DNV GL.Wison Offshore & Marine said its design offers 'an enhanced cargo capacity and greater efficiency.'Wison’s 200K LNGC with an overall length of 300 meters holds 200…

Saibu Gas, Novatek JV to Market LNG

Sep 06, 2019

Japanese natural gas distribution company Saibu Gas and Russian LNG project operator Novatek revealed plans to form a joint venture.Novatek announced that it has signed the Heads of Agreement (HoA) with Saibu Gas in the presence of the Minister…

U.S. LPG Exports Grow by 22%: Dorian LPG

Aug 08, 2019

U.S. liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports have grown year-over-year by 22% to 22.5 million tons year-to-date (YTD) and Middle East exports have grown on the same basis 3.5% to 22.6 million tons, said Dorian LPG.For the first time, U.S. and Middle East volumes were equal…

U.S. LPG Gas Exports Up in Q1

May 24, 2019

North American liquefied petroleum gas  (LPG) export capacity is forecast to grow considerably over the next two years, said Dorian LPG.According to the LPG shipping company, bolstered by additional volumes out of Marcus Hook in the northeast U…

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