Kpler LNG (Pipeline Explosion in Nigeria)

Originally Released on 23 February 2017

Market Highlights

A pipeline explosion 3 km from Ramuji in River State may influence future liftings at Bonny LNG. Kpler Analysts estimate that GTS-1 and GTS-4 may be the pipelines affected.

Golar Kelvin loaded a partial cargo at Atlantic LNG on 19-February, and is expected to supply NFE at Port Esquivel. The ship-to-ship operation with Golar Arctic will take place on 24-February outside port limits.

Gas Natural’s Clean Planet delivered her Atlantic LNG-sourced cargo to Canaport on 21-February. This is the third cargo delivered to Canaport in 2017.

At Zeebrugge, stocks level fell at zero since 16-February. There was no cargo delivered at the terminal since 15-February on board Global Energy, and Yenisei River will discharge a cargo on 24-February.

At South Hook, there is an influx of vessels expected to arrive: Zarga, ETA 3-March, Mozah, ETA 8-March, and Aamira, ETA 16-March.

The Aliaga terminal is currently expecting four vessels to arrive, with three tankers  delivering cargoes from Sabine Pass: La Mancha Knutsen, ETA 24-February, Oak Spirit, ETA 28-February, and Ribera Del Duero Knutsen, ETA 7-March.

OLT Toscana issued a tender seeking for a twenty cargoes delivery in the April – September period, from two to four cargoes per month.

Kpler analysts expect Golar Igloo to arrive at MAAGP within a short time frame. The terminal expects to receive a tender cargo from 20-February to 15-March.

Interesting Moves 

Engie’s Grace Cosmos loaded at Snohvit on 8-February and was initally expected at Barcelona on 22-February, and now the vessel is scheduled for Fos. Port operators reveal that the vessel arrives on 24-February and is making her voyage then towards Hazira, ETA 10-March. There is no data confirming commercial operations at Fos Sur Mer.

Angola LNG’s Cubal, loaded at Soyo on 17-February and is now headed toward the Indian Ocean, ETA 1-March. Her destination is not yet clear.

Shell’s Methane Julia Louise loaded at QCLNG on 11-February, and is now headed toward the Middle East with no clear destination.

Sabine Pass Exports

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