Cove Point Update
Tokyo Gas’ Patris has updated her AIS for Cove Point, ETA 9-Apr. This could be the second cargo to be lifted from the plant. The vessel recently completed her maiden voyage. She was sub-chartered by Trafigura on a short-term basis to reload a cargo at Montoir 5-Feb. The cargo was delivered to GAIL at Dahej 23-Feb.
Diversion Alert: Where will the commissioning cargo be delivered?
Shell’s Gemmata departed from Cove Point 2-Mar with her course set towards the Cape of Good Hope. 9-Mar, the vessel slowed down her speed from 15.9 to 10.9 knots and remained in the same area for 2 days. Late evening 11-Mar, her course was changed and she is now headed towards Gibraltar at a speed of 14.6 knots.
U.S. LNG Imports
The terminal has imported 0.12 mt MTD. The cargos were delivered on board Engie’s Provalys 1-Mar and BW Boston 9-Mar. Both vessels had been categorized as floating storage prior to discharge.
There are currently no additional cargos confirmed for the US East Coast in March.
Mexico LNG Imports
Mexico’s LNG imports totaled 0.38 mt in February, an increase of 0.17 mt MtM. The main receiving terminals were: Altamira (0.23 mt) and Manzanillo ( 0.15 mt). There are currently several vessels headed towards Mexico, with up to 2 cargos scheduled for delivery within the next week.
Tangguh LNG delivery at Costa Azul
Tangguh PSC’s Tangguh Foja loaded at Tangguh 21-Feb. She is expected to deliver her cargo at Costa Azul, ETA 15-Mar. This will be the first cargo delivered there since October 2017. The terminal’s main capacity holder, Sempra Energy, usually receives 3 cargos on an annual basis from Tangguh.
The Indonesian liquefaction plant consists of 2 trains, with a nameplate capacity of 11.4 mtpa. The majority of Tangguh-sourced cargos are delivered to Asian buyers, mainly in China, South Korea and Japan.