Q-Flex LNG carrier Al Gharrafa, operated by OSG Ship Management (UK) Ltd, and boxship Hanjin Italy collided in the morning of December 28, 2013 in the Malacca Strait between Batam and Singapore.
The keel laying process for Petronas’ first floating liquefied natural gas facility (PFLNG 1) has commenced this week, marking another significant milestone in the construction of the facility at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea, the company said in a statement.
CNOOC of China is planning to build an LNG import terminal, worth approximately $1.1 billion, in the southeastern province of Fujian.
Texas LNG LLC announced that on December 31 it has filed an application to the United States Department of Energy (DOE) seeking authorization to export up to 2 MTA (million tonnes per annum) of LNG to FTA (Free Trade Agreement) and non-FTA markets.
Consistent low-priced natural gas in North America has motivated dozens of marine fleets to consider fueling with LNG. A recent survey by Zeus Development Corporation has identified 42 vessels under development or evaluation.
LNG World News Staff, January 12, 2014