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"GOLAR MARIA" Heading for Joetsu under Charter by ENI
= Second cargo for Hibiki Terminal is to arrive end-October =
According to the vessel tracking data, "GOLAR MARIA", an LNG vessel under charter by ENI, is sailing presumably from Algeria to Joetsu, Japan. She passed the Suez Canal on October 15, giving ETA Joetsu October 30.

"GRACE DAHLIA", after sailing out from Pluto LNG, Australia, is heading for Sodegaura in Tokyo Bay. "EXCEL" dedicated to Kenai LNG, Alaska, is in her roundtrip back to Himeji giving ETA October 20.

The second cargo for the new Hibiki LNG terminal, Kita-Kyushu is arriving late October, according to SaibuGas who constructed the terminal. This means that LNG supply to SaibuGas by Tokyo Gas is to commence soon under the long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement between the parties involving 300,000 tonnes per year for 16 years. Tokyo Gas will supply LNG from its portfolio.

The first cargo to Hibiki had arrived in July 2014 before it started test operations. SaibuGas is planning to enter commercial operations at the terminal early November.

A total of eleven LNG vessels are scheduled to arrive in Tokyo Bay area during the seven days from October 18, including one from Nigeria LNG, while a total of four LNG vessels will arrive in Ise Bay area during the period from Australia, Malaysia and Qatar.
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