Kpler LNG (Sabine Pass Train 3)

Originally released on 26 January 2017

Cheniere has officially confirmed that the first cargo from Sabine Pass Train 3 will be loaded before the end of Q1 2017. Currently, Train 3 is in the commissioning phase, whilst Trains 1 and 2 are loading record high volumes of LNG: 15 cargoes are expected to be lifted in January, according to Kpler analysts.

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.

Neo Energy replaced Gdf Suez Cape Ann at Tianjin on 20-January, where she is expected to operate as a FSRU.

Bintulu Train 9 is confirmed to be operational and running at its full capacity.

Newbuild ice class Christophe De Margerie is currently docked at the berth for cooling its cargo tanks and load a small volume of LNG. The vessel is expected then at Yamal, Siberia for some testing programs.

There has been no cargoes delivered to NWE this week. Also, at South Hook we observed a decreased send-out level of 55.45 GWh/d this week from 92.59 GWh/d last week.

Latest Reloads

Petrobras’s Esshu Maru is about to arrive at plant to reload, ETA 26-January.

Centrica’s Gaslog Chelsea is still expected to reload at the terminal on 7-February. The vessel is about to cross the Strait of Gibraltar.

Interesting Moves 

Angola LNG is delivering a tender cargo to Union Fenosa on board Sonangol Sambizanga, and the vessel is expected to arrive at a Spanish terminal on 5-February.

BP’s British Merchant loaded at Sabine Pass on 16-January and is now making her laden voyage toward Taichung, ETA 11-February. This is the first delivery from Sabine Pass to Taiwan.

Shell’s Maran Gas Pericles is making her laden voyage with a tender cargo from Sabine Pass to Manzanillo, ETA 30-January.

Qatargas’ Al Safliya is delivering a tender cargo to PTT at Rayong MTP, ETA 6-February.

There are currently two Engie vessels expected at the Everett terminal: Bw Gdf Suez Boston, ETA 27-January and Bw Gdf Suez Everett, ETA 28-January. Bw Gdf Suez Boston changed her route on 24-January, and now the vessel is heading south at 14.4 Kn:

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