The Idku terminal in Egypt loaded two cargoes recently: Shell’s Sestao Knutsen on 30-September, and Engie’s Maran Gas Asclepius on 11-September. Currently, Sestao Knutsen is floating off of Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea. This is the third and fourth loading at Egypt in 2016.

At the Sabine Pass plant, we observed a slight increase in the gas send-in level from 9 to 11-October (4.9 Mcf/d). Thus we expect the plant to restart operations beginning next week.

Shell’s Maran Gas Delphi discharged her Sabine Pass cargo at Aqaba, Jordan on 9-October, This is the second delivery to Jordan from Sabine Pass. Also, Shell’s Scf Melampus delivered her Sabine Pass cargo to MAAGP, Kuwait on 10-October. This is the second delivery to Kuwait from Sabine Pass.

Australian project APLNG Train 2 started operations and began LNG production this week, thus we expect a cargo loading very soon. Currently, there are two vessels scheduled for lifting in the next few days: Chevron’s Asia Energy, ETA 15-October, and Sinopec’s Bw Pavilion Leeara, ETA 19-October.

The Soyo terminal expects to load 4 more cargoes by the end of October, with Malanje, Sonangol BenguelaSonangol Sambizanga and Sonangol Etosha in their line-up. Vitol’s Lobito loaded on 4-October, and is now delivering a cargo to India, according to the tender agreement. The vessel is now headed toward the Atlantic with no clear destination. Another vessel, Soyo, is currently loading at the berth. Angola LNG issued a tender for the cargo with the closing date on 13-October.

Adgas’s Mraweh delivered her Das Island-sourced cargo to Ruwais on 12-October. This is the second delivery to Ruwais LNG FSRU terminal.

European Reloads

Centrica’s Stena Crystal Sky is expected to reload at Grain with an estimated ETA of 24-October.

Trafigura’s Energy Atlantic is scheduled for a re-export in NWE with delivery into Middle East.

The Gate terminal is expecting a reload in October, with Wilpride and Meridian Spirit as potential vessels for the lifting.

Interesting Moves 

Total’s Grace Dahlia lifted a cargo at Pluto on 6-October, and is now making her laden voyage toward Pyeong Taek, ETA 29-October.

Adgas’s Ghasha loaded a cargo at Das Island on 10-October, and is now delivering it to Japan according to the tender agreement.

Petrobras’s Esshu Maru reloaded a cargo at Bahia on 10-October, and is currently headed toward the S.Atlantic with no clear destination.

Newbuild Petronas’s Seri Camellia loaded her maiden cargo at Bintulu on 7-October, and is currently headed toward the Asia Pacific region with no clear destination.

Floating Storages

This week we still observe increased numbers of cargoes on water:

As mentioned last week, Enarsa delayed several vessels at Argentina’s discharge terminals. Currently, there are two vessels floating nearby: Statoil’s Arctic Voyager and Golar Bear.

Shell’s Maran Gas Mystras was expected to discharge her Ras Laffan cargo at Ain Sokhna on 10-October, but she has turned back and is now floating in the Red Sea.

BP’s British Merchant started to move again, and is now crossing the N. Atlantic with her Atlantic-LNG cargo.

After being diverted, BP’s British Diamond is still floating at the Chaguaramas anchorage. The vessel loaded in two phases at Atlantic LNG on 4-September and 23-September.

BP’s Celestine River is currently anchored in Singapore after loading at NWS on 15-September.

Ibra LNG loaded a full cargo in two steps at Qalhat, first on 24-September and then on 02-October. The vessel is now floating at the Fujairah anchorage.