Market Updates

Gorgon Train 1 resumed LNG production this week. Currently, Energy Confidence is loading a cargo and is expected to discharge at Kawasaki, ETA 17-June. Also, two vessels are expected to load at the terminal in the next few days: Seishu Maru on 2-June and Beidou Star, ETA 9-June.

At Toscana, only two out of four secured tender cargoes have been delivered for OLT Toscana in May. Lalla Fatma N’Soumer arrived with her Bethioua-sourced cargo on 31-May and discharged a second cargo.

Statoil’s Arctic Discoverer is currently making her laden voyage toward Gate with her Sabine Pass cargo, ETA 7-June. This is the first cargo from Sabine Pass to NWE. Also, Cheniere’s Clean Ocean is delivering her Sabine Pass cargo for PGNiG at Swinoujscie on 7-June.

Shell’s Gaslog Shanghai loaded at Sabine Pass on 29-May is currently discharging her tender cargo for CFE at Altamira.

Mubaraz discharged her Das Island-sourced cargo at Ruwais on 28-May – this is the first cargo delivered to the terminal in 2017.

This week we observed different types of floating cargoes on water: delayed at discharge terminals – LNG Benue off of Bahia; completely stopped – Ibra LNG at Fujairah and Trinity Glory off of NWS; reducing speed while waiting for orders such as Gaslog Glasgow off of Mauritius. To check the current number of floating vessels, feel free to consult Live Fleet Overview section – they are marked with the “Storage” tag.

Interesting Moves 

Currently, two backhaul cargoes are expected to arrive to Zeebrugge from Ras Laffan onboard Wilforce, ETA 18-June and Wilpride, ETA 28-June.

Trafigura’s Golar Penguin lifted a cargo at Bonny on 23-May and is now making her laden voyage toward Dahej, ETA 17-June.

Shell’s Maran Gas Pericles loaded a cargo at Soyo and is now headed toward the Cape of Good Hope with no clear destination.

Gas Natural’s Ribera Del Duero Knutsen lifted a cargo at Sabine Pass on 30-May and is now making her laden voyage toward Sines, ETA 13-June.

Trafigura’s Golar Seal lifted a partial cargo at Ras Laffan on 23-May and is currently delivering it to Escobar according to Kpler analysts, ETA 18-June.

Trafigura’s Golar Ice loaded at Bethioua on 29-May and is now headed toward the Suez Canal with no clear destination.

Statoil’s Arctic Voyager is ballasting toward Bonny to load a cargo, ETA 3-June. This is the third Statoil’s loading at the terminal since 2008 and 2012.

Egypt LNG Imports and Exports

Engie’s Bw Gdf Suez Brussels loaded at Idku on 26-May and is delivering to South Korea, ETA 19-June. Also, Engie’s Provalys is expected to load a cargo at the terminal on 15-June.

We observed a significant decrease of imported LNG volumes at Ain Sokhna in May – 0.33 Mt versus 0.55 Mt imported in April. During the month two cargoes onboard Cool Explorer and LNG Benue were diverted from the terminal.

Since July 2016, we witness a constant decrease of the import.