Originally released on 19 January 2017
North West Europe: Lineup and Inventories
The Skikda terminal is still shut down due to ongoing maintenance. There are currently no liftings expected to take place this week and no clear information on the restart date. Meanwhile, vessels Cheikh El Mokrani and Cheikh Bouamama load at Bethiua instead and deliver LNG cargoes to its usual destinations. Feel free to add them to you Watchlist to receive updates on their voyages.
The shortage of gas in Southern Europe due to cold weather, reduced LNG supply and induced congestion in pipelines, has created additional opportunities for European reload with local deliveries. There was already two reloads in January, with four more expected in the next few weeks.
- South Hook:
Centrica’s Yari LNG is now reloading at the terminal and is expected to deliver to Dahej, ETA 8-February.
Centrica’s Gaslog Chelsea will reload at the terminal on 7-February. The vessel is now crossing the Suez Canal.
Express arrived with her reloaded cargo from Zeebrugge outside the Caofeidian terminal, and was floating there since 29-December. Now, the vessel diverted and headed toward Dahej, ETA 31-January.
Christophe De Margerie is about to reach the terminal for a reload, ETA 20-January. The quantity remains uncertain due to limited amount of LNG in tanks.
- Al Thakhira, 21-January
To Keep on Your Radar
Milaha Qatar loaded at Ras Laffan on 12-January and is now crossing the Red Sea. Her potential destinations are in Europe.
Al Bahiya loaded at Ras Laffan on 14-January and is now signalling for Mediterranean sea, ETA 30-January.
Al Samriya loaded at Ras Laffan on 17-January, and her destination is not yet clear.
LNG Data Analysis
European Stocks and Send-Outs are computed Thursday-Thursday (@ 6:00 AM).