LNG Prime brings you the five most popular news on our platform during the week of April 25-May 1, 2022.
1) Switzerland-based shipping giant MSC has ordered in total 20 LNG-powered containerships at China’s New Times Shipbuilding and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries, according to brokers and shipbuilding sources.
2) Dutch gas grid operator Gasunie expects Exmar’s small 26,000-cbm FSRU S188 to arrive at its planned terminal in Eemshaven in early August, as the Netherlands looks to reduce reliance on Russian gas.
3) US LNG player New Fortress Energy is moving forward with plans to launch a 2.8 mtpa floating liquefaction facility offshore Lousiana in the first quarter of next year.
4) The world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel, Hai Gang Wei Lai, has delivered liquefied natural gas to another containership chartered by CMA CGM in China’s Yangshan port, according to Shanghai SIPG Energy Service.
5) France’s TotalEnergies said on Wednesday it would book a $4.1 billion impairment charge on Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 export project under construction in Russia.