Here we are again (and LNG small scale never missing)

Here we are again (and LNG small scale never missing)

Just over a month to go before the traditional event promoted and organised by Mirumir to take stock at national and international level of developments in the direct use of LNG (Bologna, 6-8 October). We are approaching the ten-year anniversary of the first conference in April 2013, but some stocktaking will already be possible. At last we will be able to talk in person, touch the technological advances, exchange ideas and information, draw future prospects, without the aseptic filter of monitors.

2 Sep 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Russia in small-scale LNG

Russia in small-scale LNG

Although the coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted the long-term prospects for the global LNG industry and the forecasts for the commissioning of LNG production capacities around the world have been revised downwards, Russian operators predict that the demand for LNG will continue to grow, including as a fuel for transport.

22 Jul 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

How to cross the desert

How to cross the desert

The G7 which ended a few days ago confirmed the ambitious objectives that the democratic market economy countries have set for the containment of climate change by 2050. Trying to interpret the final statement and also the words of Prime Minister Draghi, the greatest attention is seems to have been given at the intermediate stage of 2030.

16 Jun 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Why Sardinia needs LNG

Why Sardinia needs LNG

Over the past few days, on the occasion of the first refuelling and start of service of the first coastal LNG depot in the Mediterranean in the Port of Santa Giusta (see news item), I stressed on social media the importance of this event for Sardinian citizens. I recorded some comments that basically say: too late for the island’s methanisation, the future is now “sun, wind and trees”. Sardinia has already given”

1 Jun 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Maritime LNG, towards 2050 and beyond

Maritime LNG, towards 2050 and beyond

European projects or not, the maritime cargo market seems to have made its choice, at least until 2030 (but probably beyond) for LNG. So has the cruise market for some years now. It is no coincidence that this is happening at a time when supply is now guaranteed on the world’s main routes.

19 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG investments pending but IVECO remains Italian

LNG investments pending but IVECO remains Italian

The “news of the day” was supposed to be the role of small scale LNG in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) but in the very latest version the topic was expunged.
A few days earlier, the sale of Iveco to Faw Jiefang, the largest Chinese manufacturer of heavy trucks, failed.

6 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

First LNG bunker with carbon-offset emissions by Repsol

First LNG bunker with carbon-offset emissions by Repsol

Repsol has bunkered a ship with LNG in the port of Cartagena in Spain, guaranteeing full compensation for the CO2 emissions associated with fuel consumption.

25 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG ships on transatlantic routes

LNG ships on transatlantic routes

Gulf of Mexico – Europe/Canada routes opened to liquefied natural gas with first LNG bunker in USA for Russian SVF operated by Shell’s new ‘Q4k’.

24 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Total and ENI take positions in bio-LNG production

Total and ENI take positions in bio-LNG production

Total and Eni, by acquiring Fonroche Biogaz and FRI-ELBiogas respectively, become major players in France, Italy and Europe in the biogas sector.

24 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

New bunker vessels for Kanfer and LNG tugs for Sembcorp Marine

New bunker vessels for Kanfer and LNG tugs for Sembcorp Marine

Kanfer Shipping AS (Kanfer) with Taizhou Wuzhou Shipbuilding Industry to build its first two small LNG bunker tankers. Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard has started construction of the first LNG-powered tug that will operate in the Port of Singapore.

23 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

SOL and Air Liquide projects for bioLNG production

SOL and Air Liquide projects for bioLNG production

At the end of February and beginning of April, the industrial gas companies SOL and Air Liquide, together with other partners, announced the start of work on their respective bioGNL production plants. Two plants are already in production in Italy: Cooperativa Speranza in Candiolo (TO) and Lucra 96 in Lodi, with a production capacity of just over 7000 cubic metres of bioGNL, using agricultural waste.

22 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Ravenna Knutsen and Costa Toscana took to water

Ravenna Knutsen and Costa Toscana took to water

Two more important milestones in the development of LNG at sea and beyond have been reached in recent weeks. The Ravenna Knutsen, a 30,000 cubic metre LNG tanker, and the Costa Toscana, Carnival Group’s fourth large LNG-powered cruise ship, both took to water. In the coming months the two ships will complete fitting out and will be able to sail, the first to the Mediterranean and the second to Brazil.

18 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG bunkering vessel for Singapore e Russia

LNG bunkering vessel for Singapore e Russia

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd has delivered the first liquefied natural gas bunker ship to operate in Singapore, the FueLNG Bellina, ordered by FueLNG, the joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine and Shell Eastern Petroleum(Pte) Ltd. Russia’s Gazprom Neft also announced progress on the construction of the country’s first natural gas bunker ship.

18 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Carnival and Siem Car Carriers’ LNG fleets grow with Mardi Gras and Aristotle

Carnival and Siem Car Carriers’ LNG fleets grow with Mardi Gras and Aristotle

Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku has delivered the 180,000-tonne LNG-fuelled cruise ship Mardi Gras to Carnival Cruise Line in a live virtual signing ceremony. Siem Car Carriers’ (SCC) Aristotle, the second of two LNG-powered pure car truck carriers (PCTCs) in the SCC fleet, also began its maiden voyage from Emden, Germany, to North America.

17 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG tankers on their way to Alcegiras and Barcelona

LNG tankers on their way to Alcegiras and Barcelona

The initiative is part of the Spanish LNGHIVE2 strategy coordinated by Enagás as part of the European CEF mechanism, which will provide funding equal to 20% of the construction cost for approximately 11 million euros. A similar initiative is being finalized for a second bunker vessel which will be dedicated to the port of Barcelona.

10 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG speeds up methanisation in Sardinia

LNG speeds up methanisation in Sardinia

The methanisation of Sardinia is moving ahead with increasing momentum, with the construction of local LNG depots to replace the LPG and propane air depots used to supply the city’s gas distribution networks. A few days ago, the plant in the municipality of Tissi (Sassari), built by CPL Concordia, a pioneer in the LNG sector in Italy, went into operation.

10 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

New LNG bunkering barge at Antwerp Port

New LNG bunkering barge at Antwerp Port

The Belgian gas group Fluxys and the LNG supplier Titan LNG have taken delivery of the FlexFueler 002, the LNG internal refuelling barge that will serve the Port and the Antwerp region from February 2021.

27 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

17 LNG trucks for Transports Jacky Perrenot

17 LNG trucks for Transports Jacky Perrenot

Among the first French carriers to focus on liquefied natural gas, the French company Transports Jacky Perrenot has just received 17 new LNG-powered Iveco S-Ways.

26 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

First LNG bunkering on the American Great Lakes

First LNG bunkering on the American Great Lakes

Thanks to the collaboration between the Canadian Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) and the US energy company REV LNG (Pennsylvania), for the first time ever a ship was refueled with LNG on the American Great Lakes (Lake Ontario ), where the motor vessel Damia Desgagnés, used for the transport of asphalts, docked in the port of Hamilton-Oshawa to be refuelled with LNG before leaving for Detroit.

25 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

DSME agreements for 10 + 3 VLCC LNG tankers

DSME agreements for 10 + 3 VLCC LNG tankers

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) will build 10 LNG-powered supertankers (VLCC class) for a European customer whose identity has not been disclosed and 3 tankers for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

24 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Ham expands LNG road distribution in Belgium and Netherlands

Ham expands LNG road distribution in Belgium and Netherlands

HAM Group continues to expand its network of LNG filling stations in Europe, thanks to an agreement with the Dutch company PitPoint, which will allow HAM Card users to refuel at two new stations in Belgium and the Netherlands.

23 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

First bunker at sea of the largest LNG bulk carrier

First bunker at sea of the largest LNG bulk carrier

At the end of January Peninsula Petroleum, an international bunkering operator, in collaboration with Petronas Marine, an integrated oil and natural gas company in Malaysia, successfully carried out the first supply of LNG to the bulk carrier HL Green, of the international carrier H-Line Shipping in Malaysian waters

17 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Ten 15,000 TEU LNG container ships for ZIM

Ten 15,000 TEU LNG container ships for ZIM

Israeli public international transport company ZIM has signed a contract with freight ship operator Seaspan Corporation for the long-term charter of ten 15,000 TEU dual-fuel LNG container ships.

16 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

First stopovers and bunkering of the maxi LNG container ships of CMA CGM

First stopovers and bunkering of the maxi LNG container ships of CMA CGM

The first three LNG container ships of the French CMA CGM carried out the first stopovers and bunkering of liquid methane in the Port of Rotterdam

11 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Italian LNG trains on the way

Italian LNG trains on the way

In Rimini, the Trenitalia Cyclic Maintenance Workshops have started the conversion to LNG of two historic diesel-powered engines of the FS Italiane Foundation

10 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL