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Pertamina Aims to Add Six VLGCs in 2024

Jan 10, 2024

Pertamina International Shipping (PIS), a unit of Indonesian state energy company Pertamina, said on Wednesday it plans to add six new very large gas carriers (VLGC) in 2024 as it eyes fleet expansion focused on gas transport.The company this week launched two VLGCs, built by South Korea's Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, and each vessel has a 91,000 cubic metres capacity, which PIS said is among the biggest in the world…

Russia Planning New Sea Terminal for LPG Exports to Asia

May 22, 2024

Russia will likely open its first liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) terminal on the Pacific Ocean coast with joint investments from China by the end of 2025, two industry sources said on Wednesday.Last week, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)…

​PetroChina Takes Delivery of Large LNG Carrier from CSSC Shipyard

Oct 26, 2022

PetroChina International has taken delivery of a large liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier from China's Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group Ltd, the first of three tankers ordered under a joint venture with state shipping firms.The vessel Shaolin…

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…

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