UK LNG bunkering gains momentum

Gas and oil giant Shell said it has recently bunkered with liquefied natural gas two SABIC-chartered vessels Coral Star & Coral Sticho in Teesport, United Kingdom.

This is the first LNG bunkering operation for Shell in the UK, the company said in a statement.

The two LNG-fueled vessels have been chartered from Anthony Veder.  They carry liquefied ethylene gas (LEG) from SABIC’s Wilton facility on Teesside to manufacturing plants in North-West Europe and Scandinavia.

UK LNG bunkering facility

According to SABIC, this is a temporary LNG bunkering facility supporting the company, as it is developing its own jetty at PD Ports.

SABIC is pleased with Shell’s temporary bunkering facility in the UK, as our vessels now no longer need to bunker the fuel in Zeebrugge. This will certainly increase efficiency and reduce costs,” the company said.

Simultaneously, SABIC is preparing its own bunkering facility and it will be ready by the end of this year.

The bunkering solution is part of a bigger project to realize a breakthrough in the application of LNG for short sea shipping by starting and developing a dedicated LNG demand and supply chain in the United Kingdom. This pioneering project is co-financed by the European Union,” said Paul Ruigt, Category Manager for Shipping & Barging at SABIC Supply Chain Chemicals Europe.


LNG World News Staff; Image: Shell