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Tag: LNG as a fuel

Bureau Veritas approves Wison’s floating LNG supply barge

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Shangai-based Wison Offshore & Marine announced that its newly-developed floating storage regasification and power generation barge has received Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas. The FSRP will be of shallow draft barge type moored at a jetty, inter coastal or alongside river bank where the environmental condition is benign.

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USCG updates design criteria for LNG fuel systems

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The US Coast Guard issued a policy letter establishing design criteria for natural gas fuel systems that provide a level of safety at least equivalent to that provided for traditional fuel systems. Since LNG is relatively new as a marine fuel in the US, there are no federal regulations to address the safe design of shipboard LNG-fueled systems.

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IEA sees US as top LNG producer by 2022

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International Energy Agency issued a report on a five-year analysis on natural gas, revealing that US will account for 40% of the world’s extra gas production to 2022, thanks to the remarkable growth in domestic shale industry. IEA estimates that the country will challenge Australia and Qatar for global leadership among LNG exporters.

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SEA\LNG adds one more Japanese member

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SEA\LNG coalition, aiming to promote LNG as a marine fuel, announced Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation as its latest member. YKIP is the second Japanese organisation to join the SEA\LNG coalition, following the recently announced addition of Marubeni Corporation. This brings the latest membership tally to 26.

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Three new ports join LNG focus group

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MPA Singapore announced that the Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, Port of Marseille Fos, and Port of Vancouver joined the international LNG bunkering port focus group. With this expansion, the network will comprise a total of eleven ports and maritime administrations across Asia, Europe and North America.

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Qatar Petroleum to increase North Field LNG production

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Qatar Petroleum announced its intention to raise Qatar’s LNG production from 77 million to 100 million tons per year, which means a 30% production increase. The new additional volumes will be secured by doubling the size of the new gas project in the southern sector of the North Field, which Qatar Petroleum had announced last April.

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LNG Marine Fuel Institute opens in Australia

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In mid-2016, several industry bodies from the Australian marine sector came together, sharing a conviction that bunkering Heavy Fuel Oil, which traditionally powers global maritime shipping trade, had to change. It was clear that LNG was a significantly cleaner transitional energy source, that could replace HFO. To this end, a LNG Marine Fuel Institute is officially launched in Australia.

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