Kpler LNG (High Imports by Middle East)

Originally Released on 7 September 2017

Diversions of the Week

In connection to the Harvey storm and disruption of Sabine Pass liftings, Kpler analysts expect to see several diverted or cancelled cargo deliveries. Shell’s Maran Gas Agamemnon loaded at Sabine Pass on 21-August and was initially signalling for Dahej, ETA 17-September. She changed her route on 31-August and is now headed towards Gibraltar with no clear destination:

Shell’s Maran Gas Sparta diverted again and is now headed towards the Indian Ocean with no clear destination. The vessel loaded at Bioko on 25-August and was initially headed towards S.America and then Gibraltar:

Main Highlights

Gas Natural’s Rioja Knutsen is the first vessel after the Harvey storm loading at Sabine Pass. There are currently 10 vessels ballasting in the Gulf of Mexico.

Cheniere’s Maria Energy loaded a tender cargo at Bonny on 1-August and is expected to deliver to China, ETA 15-September.

Cheniere’s Methane Spirit loaded at Bontang on 2-September and is delivering it to Japan, ETA 10-September.

BP’s Energy Advance loaded at Bontang on 3-September and is currently signalling for Rayong MTP, 11-September.

Kpler analysts expect Qatargas’ Mesaimeer to discharge her Ras Laffan-sourced cargo at Swinoujscie on 18-September.

Rasgas’ Al Oraiq loaded at Ras Laffan on 5-September and has been confirmed by the Zeebrugge Port Authority to arrive on 23-September. Data shows it will be a full discharge, and Kpler analysts expect Ras Laffan to be her next destination.

Statoil’s Arctic Princess is now loading a cargo at Snohvit and will deliver it at Gate, ETA 13-September.

Due to the maintenance at Montoir from 9 to 19 September with 100% reduced regasification capacity, only two more cargoes are expected to be delivered in September. According to the Port Authorities, LNG Ogun will discharge her Bonny-sourced cargo on 17-September.

Trafigura is now delivering several cargoes into different parts of the globe. Hoegh Giant and Energy Atlantic are making their laden voyage towards Argentina with their tender cargoes. Corcovado LNG loaded at Ras Laffan on 6-September and is expected to discharge in the Red Sea region, ETA 15-September. Golar Ice lifted a cargo at Bethioua on 1-September and is delivering it to the Middle East, ETA 17-September.

Shell’s Maran Gas Hector loaded at Bonny on 26-August and is now headed towards Altamira to deliver her tender cargo, ETA 18-September.

BP’s British Merchant loaded at Atlantic LNG on 17-August and is now signalling for Limassol, where she is expected to perform the STS operation with Excellence.

In August, Middle East imports hit record high of 2.02 MT in August 2017:

Middle East Monthly Imports by Origin

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