Kpler LNG (Breakdown of South American Imports)

Originally Released on 20 April 2017

Market Highlights

Gorgon Train 2 resumed LNG production this week, and the plant is expected to be at full capacity with the further 2 trains in operation.

Petronas’s Seri Camellia loaded at PFLNG 1 on 25-March and is now discharging at Dabhol.

Shell’s Maran Gas Delphi loaded at Idku on 15-April and is now crossing the Red Sea with no clear destination. Also, Engie’s Gdf Suez Cape Ann is expected to lift a cargo at Idku on 21 April.

Argentina’s tender delivery season appears to be under way, with five cargoes currently en route to Argentinian terminals:

Cheniere’s Maran Gas Alexandria is expected to deliver her Sabine Pass cargo to Bahia Blanca on 21-April, and BP’s Celestine River is delivering a cargo for Trafigura’s slot from Ras Laffan on 28-April.
Escobar is expecting three cargoes in the next few weeks:

Diversions of the Week

Shell’s Methane Julia Louise loaded at Sabine Pass on 5-April and was expected at Sines on 17-April. The vessel diverted and is now signalling for the Port Said with no clear destination.

Shell’s Methane Nile Eagle was heading toward Gibraltar with her Sabine Pass cargo, but she diverted on 14-April and is now expected at Altamira, ETA 20-April:

Interesting Moves 

Vitol’s Wilforce loaded at Bethioua on 9-April and is currently signalling for Rayong MTP, ETA 1-May.

Gas Natural’s Ribera Del Duero Knutsen is delivering her Sabine Pass cargo to Mejillones, ETA 26-April. This is the second cargo delivered there from Sabine Pass.

Shell’s Methane Princess is making her laden voyage from Peru LNG to Manzanillo, ETA 19-April. This is the first cargo delivered there from Peru since October 2016.

Vitol’s Kita LNG loaded at Bonny on 3-April and is currently making laden voyage toward the Persian Gulf, with potential destinations in UAE and Kuwait.

Cubal loaded a tender cargo at Soyo on 16-April and is headed toward the Indian Ocean with no clear destination.

Engie’s Bw Gdf Suez Brussels is currently floating off of Malta since 10-April with her Snohvit-sourced cargo. Her next destination is not yet clear.

Monthly Imports to South America by Destination Installations

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