Kpler LPG (Pyxis Alfa, Gas Young, Albert III – VLGC newbuilds)

Originally Released on 15 June 2017

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Phillips 66’s Bw Freyja diverted from Cristobal Anchorage and is expected to pass the Cape of Good Hope (COGH) to discharge her cargo in the FE. She is expected to arrive at SGP Area by 14-Jul, but her exact destination is yet to be confirmed by her AIS signal.

Glencore’s British Courage is currently heading to discharge her 44 Kt cargo (22:22) via STS at Lomé Anchorage, ex-Enterprise, ETA 26-Jun.

This week, Bw Tokyo is passing the Cape of Good Hope (COGH) to reach her destination in Houston, ETA 6-Jul.

Last week, we talked about Js Ineos Intrepid who has switched to LPG after more than one year of ethane cargo transfer from Marcus Hook to Rafnes. She is currently discharging her cargo at Tallabao, ex-Kaarstoe. This week, another switch from ethane to LPG happened with Navigator Aurora who has been fixed by Borealis for a 10-year TC to supply US ethane to Stenungsund after almost one year of carrying LPG in Europe. She is now signalling an ETA for Houston for 17-Jun and is expected to load her first ethane cargo out of Morgans Point.
above: Navigator Aurora’s switch from LPG to Ethane

Europe/Mediterranean

After discharging her 32 Kt cargo at Newington, ex-Kaarstoe, Polar proceeded to reload at Targa. Statoil’s LGC is now on her way to discharge her cargo at Terneuzen, ETA 23-Jun.

Besides Polar, Captain Nicholas Ml has signaled for Flushing, ETA 27-Jun. 2 other VLGC’s that had signaled earlier for Europe, Mercuria’s Corvette and Petredec’s Clipper Victory are also on their way to discharge at Lavera (ETA 18-Jun) and Tarragona (ETA 30-Jun) respectively.

1 VLGC, 1 LGC and 1 MGC are expected to discharge their cargoes in Turkey, ex-Bethioua:

  • Exxon Mobil’s Al Wukir, to arrive at Dortyol Port, ETA 16-Jun.
  • Sonatrach’s Alrar, currently waiting in front of Yarimca-Izmit Port to discharge her cargo in the upcoming days.
  • Sonatrach’s Berga li, to arrive at Dortyol Port, ETA 17-Jun.
After completing her load at Al Ruwais, Petredec’s Gas Friend proceeded to discharge her cargo via STS with Isis Gas at Suez STS. She is now ballast in the Red Sea, waiting for her next destination to be confirmed.

 

Africa

2 VLGC’s are expected to load in WAF in the upcoming days:

Asia
Petredec’s G. Swan loaded her 44 Kt cargo at NWS and is now heading to Pyeong Taek for discharge. The last cargo delivery from Australia to S. Korea dates back to Nov. 2016.
Shaamit has signaled for Teluk Semangka, ex-Nederland (46 Kt propane). Shell’s VLGC is expected to arrive there by 17-Jun.
Newbuilds Focus
We are seeing some newbuilds being added to the fleet since May, including 3 VLGC’s:
  • Pyxis Alfa (82,200 cm), fixed by Petredec to pick up her first cargo out of Yanbu. She is now on her way to discharge in the FE.
  • Gas Young (80,000 cm), TC under Shell until Oct-2024. She is currently heading to load her first cargo at Ras Laffan.
  • Albert Iii (84,000 cm), expected to load at US Gulf Coast by the end of June.
  • Seasurfer (38,000 cm), currently on her way to discharge at Tuxpan Port, ETA 17-Jun, ex-Targa. She had completed her loading at Targa as her very first voyage, only to discharge it via STS at Ocoa Bay.
  • Quebec (38,000 cm), after completing her first LPG voyage from Al Ruwais to India, she has switched to Ammonia and is expected to load Ras Al Khair for FE discharge under Maaden Ammonia.
  • Js Ineos Invention (27,500 cm), already completed her first voyage, delivering her 15 Kt ethane cargo from Marcus Hook to Rafnes.
  • Emilius (21,000 cm), Petredec’s newbuild joined the fleet at the end of March and has already completed her first two voyages. She is currently ballast at Richards Bay.
  • Zita Schulte (12,000 cm), fixed by Sabis for her first voyage to pick up her ethylene cargo to be delivered in Asia later in the second half of June.
  • Eco Frost (22,000 cm), fixed by Myungshin to pick up her first butadiene cargo out of Asaluyeh terminal, only to discharge in the FE later in July. She is currently waiting in front of the installation to load her cargo.
  • Loxley (13,000 cm), TC under Vitol. She will be available in the SGP Area around 18-June.
  • Earth Summit (21,000 cm), Petredec’s newbuild is reported to be available in Korea around 22-Jun, according to the market.

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Kpler US Gas (Bw Gdf Suez Everett load from Atlantic LNG)

Originally Released on 14 July 2017

US MARKET

Sabine Pass Inventories

We observed a stable average send-in level of 2.15 Bcf/d this week.

 

Sabine Pass: Lineup 

Currently, two vessels are loading at the terminal and ten vessels are expected to arrive in the next few weeks. Also, several Kogas’ vessels are ballasting now toward Sabine Pass to load their cargoes:

Eligible Vessels for Sabine Pass 

There are several ballast vessels heading toward the Americas with no clear destination:

Main Highlights

Engie’s Bw Gdf Suez Everett loaded at Atlantic LNG on 12-June and is now headed toward Everett, ETA 18-June.

Engie’s Bw Gdf Suez Boston discharged her Atlantic LNG cargo at Everett on 9-June and is now ballasting toward NWE.

Cheniere’s Cool Voyager loaded at Sabine Pass on 26-May and is currently crossing the S. Atlantic toward the Indian Ocean with no clear destination.

Shell’s Maran Gas Apollonia lifted a cargo at Sabine Pass on 25-May and is now crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Her destination is not yet clear.

Sabine Pass Exports

LNG exports had reached a record high in May 2017 with 1.30 Mt:

Sabine Pass Monthly Exports by Trade Status

Panama Canal Transit 
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Kpler LPG (Brazil deliveries – Gas Star and Saltram)

Originally Released on 1 June 2017

Vessels

Americas

It is also worth mentioning Ferndale’s only VLGC loading this week (2nd in May), which was Petrogas’ Legend Prosperity. She is now heading to discharge her 46 Kt cargo (23 Kt Propane : 23 Kt butane) at Ulsan Port, ETA 11-Jun. After her discharge in the Far East,  Bw Koyoto is also in her way to be the first load at Ferndale in June, ETA 9-Jun.

 

2 VLGC’s are on their way to discharge in Brazil, ex-USGC:

  • E1’s Gas Star (46 Kt propane), to dicharge at Santos by 13-Jun, ex-Enterprise.
  • Petrobras’ Saltram (46 Kt propane), to discharge at Suape by 9-Jun.

Europe/Mediterranean

Gas Leo has signaled for Terneuzen, ex-Marcus Hook. Sunoco’s VLGC is expected to discharge part of her cargo there by 6-Jun. According to the Market, shes is already fixed by ExxonMobil for her next voyage to load at Kaarstoe  between 20-22 June and discharge in ME.

Corvette is waiting in front of Marcus Hook to load her 45 Kt propane cargo under Mercuria by early June. She is expected to head to Lavera Port as part of her discharge plan, according to the market.

After her partial discharge at Petgaz, Karoline N headed to Limassol Anchorage, ex-Enterprise (30 Kt butane : 10 Kt propane). Glencore’s VLGC discharged part of her cargo there via several STS’s with small vessels and is now at Crete Anchorage to continue discharging her cargoes via STS.

Pyxis Alfa has started her first voyage and is now heading to load at Yanbu, TA 8-Jun. The VLGC is expected to be under Petredec.

Sonatrach’s Rhourd Enouss has signaled for Aliaga, ex-Bethioua. ETA 2-Jun. This is the first LPG cargo transfer between the two terminals since Dec. 2014.

ExxonMobil’s Al Wukir completed her discharge at Suape, ex-Enterprise and has now signaled for Arzew Port, ETA 3-Jun.

After waiting for 20 days, SHV’s Bw Havis finally moved to Suez STS and is currently performing a STS there with Isis Gas, ex-Yanbu. Ocean Gas also completed her load at Yanbu and joined them today at Suez STS for discharging via STS. She is currently performing a STS with Gas Beauty l.

Pazifik is currently discharging her 32 Kt butane cargo at Mohammedia, ex-Fawley & Braefoot Bay Shell.

 

Africa

This week, we witnessed 2 VLGC’s that have loaded cargo out of WAF and 3 more that are expected to do so in the next few days:

  • Total’s Hellas Sparta, finished loading at Bonny on 27-May. According to the market, she is already fixed to reload at Bonny under Total after her discharge in the Far East, ETA end-June.
  • Chevron’s Hellas Hercules, currently loading at Sanha.
  • Geogas’ Bw Empress, currently loading at Soyo.
  • Petredec’s Bw Leo, currently waiting to load at Escravos.
  • Petredec’s Bw Loyalty, expected to dock at Soyo’s berth by then end of today.
Clipper Venus just docked at Sines today to discharge part of her cargo there, ex-Bioko. It is also worth mentioning her next voyage which has already been fixed by Chevron to load at Escravos, ETA H2-Jun.

Asia/Oceania

After being a floating storage at Brisbane Anchorage for almost 3 months, Trafigura’s Bw Mindoro finally discharged her cargo fully via several STS’s with smaller vessels and is now heading to SGP Area. Her exact destination is yet to be confirmed. At the same time, another Trafigura’s VLGC, Bw Njord arrived at Brisbane Anchorage on 29-May, ex-Enterprise, to replace Bw Mindoro as floating storage for the next few months.

After her partial discharge via STS with Lubara, Shell’s Shahrastani headed to Nipah Anchorage to complete her discharge via STS with another Shell’s VLGC, Captain Markos Nl. Shahrastani has signaled for Nederland and is expected to pass Cape of Good Hope to load there by 8-Jul.

US Propane Exports: Kpler vs. EIA
Below is YTD and Monthly comparison of 2016 and 2017 (until March) Kpler US Export figures vs. official EIA figures. In order to use the same methodology, we used the same standard conversion rate for turning Kt to bbl as EIA which is for propane only under pressurized conditions, 12.5 bbl/ton. We also added the overland exports to Mexico and Canada which is included in EIA figures*. Applying this same method in calculating the numbers, there is less a 2% difference for YTD flows ending in Mar-2017.
*  The figures were extracted from USITC – United States International Trade Commission

Source for official EIA figures: Energy Information Administration website (EIA) 
Indian Import Figures: Kpler vs. JODI
Below is YTD and Monthly comparison of 2016 & 2017 (until March) Kpler Indian import figures vs. official JODI figures. There is less a 3% difference for YTD flows ending in Mar-2017.
 
Source for official Indian import figures: JODI
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Kpler LPG (Marcus Hook loadings)

Originally Released on 24 May 2017

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Americas

After completing her discharge at Topolobampo, Trafigura’s Gas Ray is now waiting to reload at Marcus Hook. In addition, 2 other VLGC’s are expected to load at MH in the upcoming days:
  • Sunoco’s Gas Leo, currently waiting in front of MH.
  • Corvette, who ha signaled for MH, ETA 3-Jun.
Originally fixed by Total to load at Bonny, Cougar was re-chartered by Shell to pick up her cargo at USGC by 10-June. Total fixed Shell relet Hellas Sparta instead who is now on her way to load at Bonny Island Port by 25-May.
Following Bw Pine and Vitol’s Berge Summit, Trafigura’s Bw Messina has also signaled for Aruba, ETA 25-May. She is expected to discharge her 45 Kt propane cargo via STS at Aruba Anchorage.
E1’s Gas Summit will be passing by COGH in the upcoming days to reload at Houston, ETA 19-Jun.
After waiting a few days at Luanda Anchorage, Captain Nicholas Ml has signaled for Houston, ETA 10-Jun.
above: Captain Nicholas Ml’s route

Europe/Mediterranean

After completing her load at Bethioua, Bw Aries has passed the Suez Canal and is now on her way to her destination. Statoil’s VLGC is expected to discharge her 45 Kt cargo in Chiba Area, ETA 13-Jul.

After changing her destination several times, Glencore’s Karoline N is finally waiting in front of Dortyol Port to discharge her 40 Kt cargo (10:30) in the upcoming days, ex-Enterprise.

Js Ineos Interpid has been fixed by Geogas to lift her first LPG cargo in 2017 from Kaarstoe, ETA 4-Jun.

Cratis ha signaled for Teesport, ex-Nederland. Shell’s VLGC is expected to deliver her 46 Kt propane cargo by 1-Jun.

Petredec’s Kisber is currently heading to discharge her 6 Kt butane cargo at Mohammedia, ex-Chesapeake, ETA 31-May. This is the second cargo transfer between the two terminals in 2017 and the first one was delivered with the same vessel earlier in Apr.

Reggane has signaled for Yarimca Area, ex-Bethioua. Sonatrach’s VLGC is expected to discharge her 42 Kt cargo in Turkey by 25-May.

Middle East

Quebec is expected to start her first voyage under IOC by completing her load at Al Ruwais, ETA 26-May. She is expected to head to India afterwards to discharge her cargo, Kandla Port in her options.

Africa

After loading at Sanha, Bw Gemini discharged most of her cargo via STS transfer with Petredec’s Motivator at Beira. She is now heading to discharge the rest in SGP Area, ETA 31-May. After doing another STS with Petredec’s SGC Fatime, Motivator is now waiting in front of Richards Bay to partially discharge her cargo.

Asia/Oceania

We have 3 newbuilds who have already joined the fleet or will be available in the upcoming days:

  • Kumiai Navigaton’s Pyxis Alfa (82,200 cm), who is on her way to SGP Area, ETA 26-May. Her exact destination is yet to be confirmed.
  • StealthGas’ Eco Frost (22,000 cm), who has signaled for SGP Area, ETA 31-May. Her exact destination is yet to be confirmed.
  • Petredec’s Earth Summit (21,000 cm) is reported to be available in Korea between 10-15 July, according to the market.
Shell’s Sea Bird has signaled for Male, ex-Nederland, ETA 8-Jun. She is the second VLGC after Shahrastani to discharge her cargo via STS at Male Anchorage in 2017, ex-US. After her partial discharge via STS with Lubara at Male Anchorage Shell’s Shahrastani is currently at Nipah Anchorage to complete her discharge via STS.
4 VLGC’s are currently on their way to discharge in Indonesia in the upcoming days, ex-ME:
  • Pertamina’s Sea Dolphin, to discharge at Teluk Semangka by 27-May, ex-Asaluyeh.
  • Petredec’s Ayame to discharge at Kalbut by 29-May, ex-Ras Laffan.
  • Pacific Binzhou to discharge at Teluk Semangka by 30-May, ex-Al Ruwais.
  • Total’s Hellas Gladiator to discharge at Tanjong Uban by 2-Jun, ex-Das Island.
US Exports to Europe: Increase in April

With 347 Kt of exports in total, we finally witnessed an increase in the US exports to Europe in April after 3 consecutive monthly decreases since Dec-2016. Spain had a noticeable share with 3 VLGC receipts (Sunoco’s Bw Malacca, Petredec’s Yuyo and DOW’s British Courage) equaling 38% of the total exports. However, May seems to be quite an inactive month again with only 2 ongoing VLGC trades so far: Shell’s Cratis (to discharge at Teesport by 1-Jul ex-Nederland & Glencore’s Karoline N, waiting in front of Dortyol Port to discharge, ex-Enterprise).

 

 below: US exports to Europe by destination countries
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Kpler LPG (Iran LPG Exports April 2017)

Originally Released on 18 May 2017

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Americas

Originally signaled for Bonny Island Port, Shell’s Hellas Sparta changed her destination and is now passing COGH to load at Nederland by 6-Jun.
Since the beginning of May, 4 VLGC’s and 1 MGC have completed their loading in the US and are expected to discharge in LAM:
  • Petredec’s Clipper Victory, waiting in front of Chorrillo to discharge her 40 Kt propane cargo, ex-Enterprise.
  • Mercuria’s Constellation, waiting in front of Suape to discharge her 46 Kt propane cargo, ex-Marcus Hook.
  • Shell’s Cougar, waiting in front of Suape to discharge her 46 Kt propane cargo, ex-Enterprise.
  • Trafigura’s Warisoulx, to discharge her 21 Kt propane cargo at Quintero Port, ETA 21-May, ex-Enterprise.
  • Shell’s Comet, to discharge her 46 Kt propane cargo in Chile, ETA 24-May, ex-Nederland. The exact terminals are yet to be confirmed by her AIS signal.
  • Petrobras’ Bw Austria, to discharge her 46 Kt propane cargo at Suape, ETA 26-May, ex-Enterprise.
Geogas’ Bw Pine has docked at Aruba Anchorage, ex-Freeport. She is expected to discharge her 44 Kt propane cargo via STS with Vitol’s Berge Summit who has arrived at Aruba Anchorage around the same date and Trafigura’s Bw Prince who’s been there since the beginning of 2017. Berge Summit is heading to continue her STS operations at Aruba Anchorage after her stop at St. Thomas Anchorage completing several STS operations since Oct-2016.
Statoil’s Polar is heading to discharge at Newington, ex-Kaarstoe, ETA 27-May. This is the first cargo transfer between the two terminals since Aug-2015.
We are witnessing a number of VLGC’s who were expected to head to USGC for reload after their discharge at Far East according to the market, but changed their routes and are now heading to Persian Gulf for reload or waiting at SGP Area until their exact destination is confirmed:
  • Continental, loaded at Al Ruwais and is now heading to discharge in FE.
  • Passat, currently waiting at SGP Area. She is expected to load at Persian Gulf under Shell, ETA end May/early June.
  • Bw Cedar, expected at SGP Area by 22-May.
  • G.Arete, expected at SGP Area by 22-May.
  • Bw Vision, expected to load at Yanbu by 29-May under IOC.
  • Aquamarine Progress, expected at Fujairah by 25-May.

Europe/Mediterranean

Enterprise is exporting its first VLGC cargo to Jorf Lasfar. The nominated vessel is Sumire Gas who is fixed by Vitol to discharge her 45 Kt propane cargo by 24-May.
Total’s Gaschem Bremen to discharge at Flushing Port, ex-N’Kossa, ETA 26-May. The last cargo export from WAF to the Netherlands dates back to Jan-2015.
Originally signaled for Mohammedia, Glencore’s Karoline N has changed her destination and is now on her way to Cyprus. She is expected to discharge her 40 Kt butane cargo via STS.
After completing her discharge at Flushing and Stenungsund, ex-Freeport, Bw Princess proceeded to load at Kaarstoe and is now heading to Dortyol Port to discharge her 45 Kt cargo.
Petredec’s Spread Eagle discharged her cargo at several installation in Turkey, ex-Kaarstoe & Hammerfest. She is expected to head to the US to reload in Houston under Naftomar, ETA 31-May.
Sonatrach’s Alrar has signaled for Suez again after discharging fully her 32 Kt cargo via several STS’s at Mumbai Anchorage with Sun Aries, Nordic Gas and Navigator Scorpio.

Africa

Bw Gemni is expected to discharge her cargo via STS at Beira, ex-Sanha. She completed her previous discharge at Lomé Anchorag after loading at Oso.

above: Bw Gemini’s route for her last two voyages
6 VLGC’s are currently loading or are expected to load in WAF by the end of May or early June:
  • Clipper Venus, currently loading at Bioko.
  • Bw Boss, currently waiting to load at Bonny Island Port.
  • Astomos’ Sunny Green to load via STS at Tema, ETA 24-May.
  • Chevron’s Hellas Hercules to load at Sanha, ETA 29-May.
  • Petredec’s Bw Leo to load at Escravos, ETA 1-Jun.
  • Petredec’s Bw Loyalty to load at Bonny Island Port, ETA 3-Jun.
  • It is also worth mentioning Cougar who is currently waiting in front of Suape to discharge her cargo, ex-Enterprise. She is expected to head to load at Bonny afterwards under Total, ETA end-May.

Asia/Oceania

India is chartering 3 VLGC’s and 3 MGC’s to pick up LPG cargoes out of the Middle East by the end of May:

  • Kailash Gas to load at Al Ruwais under HPCL, ETA 23-May.
  • Bw Energy to load at Mina Al-Ahmadi under IOC, ETA 21-May.
  • Bw Vision to load at Yanbu under IOC, ETA 29-May.
  • Ontario, waiting in front of Ras Tanura to load under IOC.
  • Maharshi Devatreya to load at Ras Laffan under IOC, ETA 25-May. This is yet to be confirmed by her AIS signal.
  • Maharshi Mahatreya to load at Ras Laffan under IOC, ETA 20-May. This is yet to be confirmed by her AIS signal.
Shell’s Shaamit has signaled for Java Sea, ETA 18-Jun. Her exact destination in Indonesia is yet to be confirmed.
With Astomos expecting to pick up its third VLGC loading out of Australia, May seems to be an active month for Australia already:
  • Lucina Providence, expected to load at Westerport by 20-May.
  • Energy Orpheus, who is currently loading at NWS.
  • Toyosu Maru, who completed her laoding at Bayu Undan and is now on her way to discharge at Sendai by 20-May.
It is also worth mentioning the 2 VLGC’s on the discharging side who are heading to Australia at the moment, both ex-USGC:
  • Geogas’ Pointis to discharge at Botany by 6-Jun, ex-Freeport.
  • Trafigura’s Bw Njord to discharge via STS at Brisbane Anchorage by 30-May, ex-Enterprise.
Iran April LPG Exports: Record Low in 2017

With 237 Kt of exports in April (recorded by Kpler), Iran experienced the lowest month in 2017 and one the lowest ones ever in exports. One reason was due to the delay in the loading of some vessels including Caspian Energy’s Sea Dragon and Gas Commerce who were expected to load at Asaluyeh and BIK respectively in Apr, but were carried over to May. China still remained as the most important country with 199 Kt of imports. With 6 VLGC’s already loaded and 3 expected to load so far (Everrich 10LPG Capricorn & Gas Crystal), May seems to be a rising month in the exports for Iran.

As part of the plan to raise its LPG exports from around 1000 Kt/y to 3800 Kt/y by next year, Iranian state-owned gas company NIGC’s subisidiary IGCC signed a contract with India at the end of April for one VLGC per month for an initial six months.

 

 below: Iran LPG exports by destination countries
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Kpler LPG (Persian Gulf Exports)

Originally Released on 11 May 2017

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Americas

Mercuria’s Constellation is currently on her way to discharge her 46 Kt propane cargo at Suape, ex-Marcus Hook by 17-May. This is the first cargo delivery ever between the two terminals.
After loading at Freeport, Vitol’s Marcellus Lady discharged her 21 Kt propane cargo via STS with Berge Summit at St. Thomas Anchorage.
With 3 VLGC’s on their way to discharge at Suape, May appears to be quite an active month for imports to this terminals:
  • Al Wukir, ex-Enterprise, waiting in front of Suape for discharge.
  • Shell’s Cougar, ex-Enterprise, ETA 13-May.
  • Mercuria’s Constellation, ex-Marcus Hook, ETA 17-May.

Europe/Mediterranean

2 VLGC’s have loaded their cargoes at Yanbu during the past few days and 2 more are expected to load by mid-May:
  • Bw Thor, expected to discharge in Far East.
  • IOC’s Kikyo, expected to deliver her cargo to India according to the market.
  • SHV’s Bw Havis, ETA 11-May.
  • Petredec’s Gas Power, ETA 15-May.

Statoil’s BW Princess completed her discharge at Flushing after completing her partial discharge at Stenungsund, ex- Freeport. After Polar‘s partial cargo discharge at Stenungsund (ex-Targa) earlier, this is the second discharge at this terminal in 2017, ex-US Gulf Coast.

Kris Kin is currently on her way to discharge at Nador, ex-Geismar, ETA 13-May. This is the first cargo delivery ever between the two terminals.

Africa

Originally signaled for Ras Tanura, Astomos’ Sunny Green has changed her direction and is now on her way to WAF. She is expected to load her cargo via STS at Tema, ETA 24-May.

above: Sunny Green’s diversion from Persian Gulf to WAF
In addition to Sunny Green, 3 VLGC’s and 1 LGC are expected to load in WAF by the end of May:
  • Clipper Venus who is currently waiting in front of Bioko to load her cargo.
  • Chevron’s Hellas Glory, expected to arrive at Escravos today.
  • Chevron’s Hellas Hercules, expected to load at Sanha, ETA 29-May.
  • Petredc’s Bw Leo, expected to load at Escravos, ETA 30-May.

Asia/Oceania

New build Eco Frost is expected to join Stealth Gas’ fleet in May. She will be available in Korea around 22-May.

Bw Njord has signaled for Brisbane, ex-Enterprise, ETA 30-May. Trafigura’s VLGC is expected to join Bw Mindoro at Brisbane Anchorage to discharge her 46 Kt propane cargo via STS. Trafigura’s Bw Mindoro has been a floating storage at Brisbane Anchorage since 12-Mar. Earlier in 2017, VLGC Bw Empress discharged her cargo at Botany, ex-Freeport and LGC George N comlpleted her discharge at Brisbane Anchorage via STS after loading at Aruba. Both vessels were also under Trafigura.

 

Persian Gulf Exports Focus
23 VLGC cargoes have been loaded in Persian Gulf since the beginning of May:
  • 4 to China, 3 to India, 3 for partial discharge at Banyan, 2 to Japan and Indonesia , 1 to Vietnam, 1 Nipah Anchorage, 5 to FE and 2 cargoes which are yet to be confirmed.
  • 9 from Al Ruwais, 5 from Ras Laffan, 4 from Ras Tanura, , 3 from Asaluyeh, 2 from Mina Al-Ahmadi.
 below: Persian Gulf loadings in May so far
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Kpler LPG (Focus on Enterprise Exports)

Originally Released on 4 May 2017

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Americas

Shell’s Secreto has signaled for Hualpen to discharge the rest of her cargo after her partial discharge at Quintero Qasmar, ETA 4-May. This will be the first cargo import by this terminal in 2017.
After waiting a few days, Petredec’s Ernest N is currently discharging her 33 Kt cargo at Chorrilo, ex-Chesapeake & Marcus Hook. The last voyage from these terminals to S. Am dates back to 2015.
In addition to Ernest N, it is also worth mentioning Exxon Mobil’s Al Wukir and Shell’s Cougar who are on their way to discharge at Suape, ETA 10 & 13-May respectively.
Constellation is waiting in front of Marcus Hook to load her 46 Kt cargo in the upcoming days.
With 2 VLGC’s loading at Ferndale (Petrogas’ Aurora Frigg & BP’s Gas Beryl), the terminal’s exports is on the rise for the second month in a row after experiencing a few months of low exports since Aug-2016.

Europe/Mediterranean

After completing her load at Enterprise, Glencore’s Karoline N has signaled for Mohammedia. She is expected there by 14-May.
Sahara Gas is heading to complete her first voyage by discharging at Le Havre by 12-May, ex-MH & Chesapeake.
After Bw Aries, Shell’s Spread Eagle is the second cargo to be delivered in Turkey, ex-Norway in April. She is expected to load her cargo at Houston later in May under Naftomar.
Statoil’s Clipper Jupiter completed her discharge at Stenungsund, ex-Mongstad. She is expected to arrive at Hammerfest by 5-May.
Gaz Supplier has signaled for S. Crete Anchorage after spending a few months at Marsaxlokk since February. She is expected to continue her cargo transfer via STS when arriving at S. Crete Anchorage by 5-May.

Africa

Bw Boss expected to load at Bonny Island Port by 10-May after discharging her cargo via STS at St. Thomas & Lomé Anchorage, ex-Enterprise.

Bw Gemini transferred her cargo fully to Monsoon at Lomé Anchorage, ex-Oso and is now reloading at Sanha. Monsoon who had earlier done a partial load at Oso is expected to discharge her cargo at Mailiao, ETA 27-May.

In addition to Bw Gemini, 2 more VLGC’s are expected to load at WAF:

  • Chevron’s Hellas Glory to load at Escravos by 11-May.
  • Clipper Venus to load at Bioko by 6-May.
  • It is also worth mentioning Bw Leo who is, according to the market, expected to load at Bonny Island Port by the end of May / early June under Petredec. This has yet to be confirmed by her AIS signal.
Asia/Oceania
After discharging most of her cargo in Turkey, ex-Kaarstoe, Bw Aries is now heading to discharge the rest via STS at Marsaxlokk by 5-May.

 

Enterprise Export Focus
After reaching to record levels earlier this year in January, exports out of Enterprise was on a fall in April for the third month in a row with to 414 kbpd. The outlets are mainly Far East through the Panama Canal. We’ve seen 3 VLGC’s bounded with discharges in Europe / Medditerranean: Petredec’s Yuyo heading to Spain, Petredec’s Gas Taurus heading to Egypt and Glencore’s Karoline N heading to Mohammedia. 3 VLGC’s are heading to discharge in S. Am.: Shell’s Secreto to discharge in Chile, Exxon Mobil’s Al Wukir and Shell’s Cougar to discharge in Brazil.
below: Enterprise loadings in April on their way to discharge at their destinations
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