Originally released on 26 January 2017

North West Europe: Lineup and Inventories

Market Updates

The Skikda terminal is still down due to ongoing maintenance. There are currently no liftings expected to take place this week and no clear information on the restart date.

Forecasted Vessels

  • South Hook:
Currently, there is only one vessel expected at the terminal –  Al Hamla, ETA 20-February. The vessel is now at the Fujairah anchorage.
  • Gate:
Petrobras’s Esshu Maru is about to arrive at plant to reload, ETA 26-January.
  • Grain:
Centrica’s Gaslog Chelsea is still expected to reload at the terminal on 7-February. The vessel is about to cross the Strait of Gibraltar.
  • Zeebrugge:
Newbuild ice class Christophe De Margerie is currently docked at the berth for cooling its cargo tanks and load a small volume of LNG. The vessel is expected then at Yamal, Siberia for some testing programs.
  • Rovigo:
  • Aliaga:

There are two vessels scheduled to discharge at the plant:

To Keep on Your Radar

Angola LNG is delivering a tender cargo to Union Fenosa on board Sonangol Sambizanga, and the vessel is expected to arrive at a Spanish terminal on 5-February.

Al Khattiya lifted a cargo at Ras Laffan on 17-January and is about to cross the Suez canal. Her potential destinations are in Europe.

Al Jassasiya loaded at Ras Laffan on 19-January and is now crossing the Red Sea with no clear destination.


LNG Data Analysis

Ras Laffan Cargo Liftings Weekly
We observed no significant WtW change in number of Ras Laffan liftings. This week the majority of cargoes headed toward Far East.

European Stocks and Send-outs

European Stocks and Send-outs are computed Thursday – Thursday (@ 06:00 AM)


There has been no cargoes delivered to NWE this week.

At South Hook, we observed a decreased send-out level of 55.45 GWh/d this week from 92.59 GWh/d last week.