Adda passà ‘a nuttata…

Adda passà ‘a nuttata…

In these days of natural gas price crisis, many use this Neapolitan expression, “we can only wait until the end of the night”. But we know that the “nuttata” will pass.

23 Dec 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Unstoppable orders for LNG ships

Unstoppable orders for LNG ships

The choice of LNG for the maritime sector does not seem to be affected by the strong growth in world prices of liquid methane and raw materials. Last October there were 31 orders for new LNG ships.

13 Dec 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Decarbonisation: MAN white paper on the role of small-scale LNG

Decarbonisation: MAN white paper on the role of small-scale LNG

MAN Energy Solutions published a white paper entitled: “Decarbonise now with LNG-to-Power” where the company underlines how crucial LNG is for the decarbonisation of the energy sector.

1 Dec 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Panfido’s LNG bunker system presented on site

Panfido’s LNG bunker system presented on site

Panfido’s LNG bunker system has a value of approximately 40 million euros, 9.5 of which funded by the European Union.

17 Nov 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Steps forward for small scale LNG in Augusta (Sicily)

Steps forward for small scale LNG in Augusta (Sicily)

The Services Conference called by the Port System Authority of the Eastern Sicily Sea on the request for a maritime state property concession presented by the company Restart Consulting Srl for the construction of a small scale LNG deposit in the port of Augusta was positively concluded at the end of October.

10 Nov 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

In the water the Moby Fantasy, the first LNG ferry of the Onorato Group

In the water the Moby Fantasy, the first LNG ferry of the Onorato Group

Last November 6, at the GSI shipyard in Guangzhou, China, the Moby Fantasy was launched, the first of the two new-generation units of the Onorato Shipping Group ready for LNG. The ships, Moby Legacy the name of the twin, will enter service from 2023 on the Livorno-Olbia (Sardinia) line.

9 Nov 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

In Ravenna the first continental coastal LNG deposit in southern Europe

In Ravenna the first continental coastal LNG deposit in southern Europe

The inauguration of the first coastal depot for the primary supply of small-scale LNG in mainland Italy, and in southern Europe, which took place last October 26 in the port of Ravenna, marks the overcoming of the main limit that conditioned the development of direct uses of the liquid natural gas in our Country.

8 Nov 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Venice LNG Open Season

Venice LNG Open Season

The Open Season launched by Venice LNG for the volumes of storage and services offered by the coastal depot located in the South Industrial Canal of Porto Marghera opened on 26 October and will last until 26 November

5 Nov 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Record of orders for LNG ships in September 2021

Record of orders for LNG ships in September 2021

The International Foundation DNV, mainly engaged in naval classification and naval counselling, has shown a record-breaking number of orders for LNG fuelled ships during last month. Last month’s orders of 35 LNG fuelled ships have topped the previous record established in April 2021 (31 LNG fuelled ships). If compared to the month of August, there has been an increase of 23 ships ordered.

4 Nov 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

World premiere: synthetic LNG for the ElbBLUE container ship

World premiere: synthetic LNG for the ElbBLUE container ship

MAN Energy Solutions, Elbdeich and Unifeeder have made the world’s first refueling of synthetic LNG blended with fossil LNG. On 30 September the container ship “ElbBLUE” – owned by the German shipowner Elbdeich Reederei and managed by the charterer Unifeeder – bunkered about 20 tons of green synthetic natural gas (GNS) in the port of Elbe in Brunsbüttel, Germany.

25 Oct 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Even L’Oreal chooses LNG and bioGNL

Even L’Oreal chooses LNG and bioGNL

As part of the international program “L’Oreal for the Future” which defines the company’s sustainability objectives for 2030, the “green deliveries” program was launched which provides for the use of sustainable fuel vehicles throughout the logistics chain.

23 Oct 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Vitol into Small Scale LNG with the acquisition of Liquind

Vitol into Small Scale LNG with the acquisition of Liquind

On 28 September Vitol Group, world leader in the trading of energy commodities, announced the entry of the small scale LNG sector with the purchase of a majority stake in Liquind GmbH, one of the main suppliers of gas for transportation in the north-west of Europe.

21 Oct 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

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