Gazprom Neft joins the international LNG-bunkering community

31/07/2020 09:40 Natural Gas

news

Gazprom Neft has become the 1st oil company in Russia to join the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), through its Gazpromneft Marine Bunker subsidiary Gazpromneft Shipping, operator of the Gazpromneft Marine Bunker fleet.
 

The society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) brings together over 140 companies including bunkering-tanker providers and owners; gas-fuel producers and suppliers; shipping companies; and LNG infrastructure operators. The society The association has been in operation since 2013,and has Consultative Status with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

 

“LNG’s ecological benefits mean it has significant potential as a marine fuel, meeting the requirements of the international MARPOL-2020 convention in terms of sulphur content and nitrogen concentration. Added to which, its energy value and economic viability make LNG even more attractive in comparison with traditional oil products. Working with the international community will allow us to join forces in developing LNG-project infrastructure in Russia and abroad, finetuning standards and regulations, and developing industry best practice in LNG production, logistics and bunkering", said Alexei Medvedev, Director General, Gazpromneft Marine Bunker.

 

“We are pleased to welcome Gazpromneft Shipping to the growing membership of SGMF. As a group we promote the safety and industry best practice of the use of gas as a marine fuel, and the joining of Gazpromneft Shipping is another step towards industry wide adoption of the safe and sustainable use of LNG. We look forward to seeing the developments of this operation by Gazpromneft Shipping, and in due course the contribution to the development of our work at SGMF”, said Mark Bell, General Manager SGMF.

 

Gazprom Neft is actively developing the LNG bunkering sector in the Russian marine-fuels market, having localised and initiated the implementation of ISO 20519:2017 (Ships and marine technology - Specification for bunkering of LNG fuelled vessels) in Russian shipping.

 

Gazpromneft Marine Bunker is now implementing a project unique to Russia’s shipping industry - an LNG-bunkering vessel, which will make possible “deck-to-deck” bunkering in most Baltic Sea ports.

Source: neftegaz.ru

Shetland link supplier announced

05/08/2020 11:30:00

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has won the order from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission, part of the UK energy major SSE plc, to enable Europe’s first multi-terminal high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) interconnection.

<READ MORE

E.ON forecasts reduction in energy bills of at least £85 from Autumn

05/08/2020 11:25:00

The energy supplier says this change is due to the ‘dramatic’ fall in energy demand during the lockdown

READ MORE

BP to spend $5B annually towards its net zero ambition

05/08/2020 11:16:00

BP to cut fossil fuels output by 40% by 2030

READ MORE