First-Ever: Sovcomflot’s Gagarin Prospect Tanker in LNG Bunkering Milestone in U.S.

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    Russian oil and gas shipping giant Sovcomflot said Friday it had on March 15, together with Shell, “broke new ground,” with the completion of the “first-ever Aframax tanker fuelling using LNG in the USA.”

    Sovcomflot’s Gagarin Prospect tanker, on long-term charter to Shell, was en-route from Corpus Christi to Europe. It received 1,075 cubic metres of marine LNG from the Shell NA LNG LLC chartered Q-LNG 4000 outside the Port of Canaveral, Florida. 

    “This represented the first ever ship-to-ship LNG fuelling of a large capacity Aframax tanker in the USA,” Sovcomflot said.

    “This event demonstrates the rapid expansion of LNG bunkering infrastructure globally.

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