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.