Kpler LNG (Maintenance Gorgon, South Hook, Sine, Gladstone LNG)

Originally Released on 18 May 2017

Diversions of the Week

We observed two cargoes diverted from Ain Sokhna onboard Cool Explorer and LNG Benue. Cool Explorer was initially expected to arrive there from Bethioua on 14-May and is now signalling for Europe, ETA 22-May:

LNG Benue loaded at Bonny on 10-May and was expected at Ain Sokhna on 3-June, but she changed her direction on 13-May and is currently headed towards Rio, ETA 25-May:

LNG Adamawa lifted a cargo at Bonny on 24-April and was headed toward Yung An with initial ETA 20-May. She diverted on 11-May toward the Middle East and is currently signalling for the Persian Gulf, ETA 21-May:

Maintenance Update

Gorgon Train 1 came to a halt due to unplanned maintenance, which is expected to continue for about a month. Number of other regular checks will take place also during this period.

Gladstone LNG plans to run a maintenance on one of projects’ trains from 15-June to 2-July.

Annual maintenance is expected to be held at IUK from 14-June to 29-June. Regardless of the maintenance, cargos could be expected to arrive to South Hook.

At Sines, planned maintenance on unloading arms will take place from 22-May to 26-May.

At Montoir, no vessels are allowed to berth from 13-May 6AM to 20-May 6PM due to planned maintenance at the terminal. Also, LNG storage capacity is planned to be reduced from 21-May to 10-June, and regasification capacity is planned to be reduced from 28-May to 30-June.

At Dunkerque, planned test of systems will take place on 13, 19 and 22-June, with no gas send-out and vessels allowed to berth on these dates.

Scheduled maintenance at Snohvit is taking place from 12-May until 18-June.

Interesting Moves 

Engie’s Provalys is now loading a cargo at Idku and expected to deliver it to Fos Cavaou on 30-May. This is the first cargo delivered from Idku there since 2013.

Glencore’s Sonangol Sambizanga is discharging her Soyo-sourced cargo at Fos Cavaou on 20-May.

We observe the higher activity at Gate these days. Statoil’s Arctic Voyager delivered her Snohvit-sourced cargo on 16-May. Al Karaana is confirmed by the market to deliver her Ras Laffan cargo on 18-May. Also, Duhail loaded at Ras Laffan on 5-May and is now signalling for Gate, ETA 23-May.

Rasgas’ Woodside Rees Withers loaded a backhaul cargo at Ras Laffan on 13-May and is currently making her laden voyage toward Zeebrugge, ETA 4-June.

Trafigura’s Adam LNG loaded her tender cargo at Ras Laffan on 12-May and is delivering it for Enarsa at Bahia Blanca, ETA 7-June.

Shell’s Gaslog Shanghai loaded at Sabine Pass on 15-May and is confirmed to discharge at Altamira by the Port Authorities, ETA 19-May.

Shell’s Methane Jane Elizabeth loaded a cargo at Bonny on 7-May and is now delivering it to Manzanillo, ETA 27-May. This is the first cargo from Bonny to Manzanillo in 2017, and there has been only one in 2016.