Excelerate signs agreement for expansion of EETL LNG terminal in Pakistan

first_img The EETL LNG terminal will be expanded through the replacement of the Exquisite FSRU with the Hull 2477 FSRU. (Credit: Royal Vopak) Excelerate Energy has signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with Engro Elengy Terminal (EETL) for the expansion of the latter’s EETL LNG terminal, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Pakistan.The expansion project aims at increasing the send-out capability of the import LNG terminal at Port Qasim to more than 150 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscf/d) and its LNG storage capacity to 173,400 cubic meters (cbm).The EETL LNG terminal, which is jointly owned by Pakistan-based Engro and Netherlands-based Royal Vopak, currently has a storage capacity of 150,900cbm.EETL LNG terminal to be expanded by replacing the existing FSRUTo expand the capacity of the LNG import terminal, Excelerate Energy will replace its existing floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Exquisite with a newbuild FSRU called Hull 2477.According to Excelerate Energy, the Hull 2477 FSRU is currently being built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard.The Hull 2477 FSRU is scheduled to be delivered in April 2020 with the expanded operations at the EETL LNG terminal expected to begin before winter 2020.In September 2019, Excelerate Energy signed a five-year bareboat charter agreement with Maran Gas Maritime for the Hull 2477 FSRU. Excelerate Energy holds the option to buy the FSRU at any time during the duration of the contract.Excelerate Energy chief commercial officer Daniel Bustos said: “We are proud to partner with Engro and Vopak on this expansion to help meet the growing demand for natural gas in Pakistan. We continuously work with our customers to ensure our terminals adjust to the changing needs of their markets.“In the nearly five years of essentially non-stop operations in Pakistan, we have a proven track record of safe and reliable operations at peak performance.”The EETL LNG terminal, which was built with an investment of $125m, became the first floating LNG import terminal in Pakistan when it started operations in March 2015.The associated FSRU Exquisite has been supplying up to 690 MMcf/d of natural gas directly into the natural gas pipeline system of Sui Southern Gas.EETL CEO Jahangir Piracha said: “Excelerate Energy has been an excellent partner who has made it possible for EETL to cater to such a high level of utilization of our regasification capacity. It is our trust in their operational excellence that we are now jointly undertaking the expansion of our terminal.” The EETL LNG terminal will be expanded through the replacement of the Exquisite FSRU by Excelerate Energy with the newbuild Hull 2477 FSRUlast_img read more

Andre Ethier’s ground ball, David Freese’s throwing error give Dodgers 5-4 victory over Angels

first_imgIt wasn’t surprising that much of the pre-game talk ahead of Game 2 of the Freeway Series centered on Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Mike Trout of the Angels. This is Trout’s fourth major-league season — third full one — yet he had never faced Kershaw during a regular-season game prior to Tuesday.“He’s got dominant stuff, and it’s going to be fun,” Trout said before the first pitch.The Angels and Trout were up to the challenge early and got to Kershaw for three runs over the first three innings. But Kershaw gave up nothing else. His ability to buckle down paid dividends when now seldom-used Andre Ethier hit a ground ball to Angels third baseman David Freese in the bottom of the ninth inning off reliever Kevin Jepsen. With one out and runners at first and third and the infield in, Freese threw a bit wide to catcher Chris Iannetta, who could not handle the throw, and Juan Uribe scored to give the Dodgers a 5-4 victory before 53,051 at Dodger Stadium. Freese was given an error on the play.Uribe, who had singled and went to third on a hit-and-run single by A.J. Ellis, also hit a three-run home run in the second inning.The first-place Dodgers (64-50) picked up a game on the Giants and now lead them by 2 1/2 games in the NL West. The Angels (67-45) fell two games behind Oakland in the AL West.Kenley Jansen (2-3) was filthy in striking out the side in the top of the ninth to earn the victory.Even though Ethier’s bat produced nothing more than a bouncing ball that was not properly handled, manager Don Mattingly praised Ethier for putting the ball in play against a tough nut like Jepsen, who came in with an ERA of 1.75, and for acting professionally after being demoted to the bench recently. “Hopefully, we’ve thrown all the egos out the door and just trying to win games in a pennant race, so it was good to see him come through,” Mattingly said of Ethier, who had only six at-bats this month before Tuesday and lots of DNPs since the third week of July.Said Ethier: “It’s a matter of putting a good quality swing on the ball. You can see what happens when, sometimes, you just put the ball in play.”“It went off my glove,” Iannetta said of the throw by Freese. “You want to make sure you’re not blocking the plate before the play’s even made. The throw pulled me in.”Kershaw tossed seven innings and gave up three earned runs on seven hits. He struck out seven and walked two while throwing 104 pitches. Though he was roughed up early, he did not allow a hit over his final four innings of work.Iannetta had a two-run double off him in the second and Albert Pujols had an RBI double in the third that scored Trout. When Kershaw left he was in line for the victory, but Brian Wilson gave up a home run to Pujols in the eighth inning that tied the game. It was No. 513 in Pujols’ career, and put him alone in 21st place all-time; he was tied with Ernie Banks and Eddie Matthews. As for the Trout-Kershaw matchup, Trout went 2 for 3. He had an infield single in the first inning, a double leading off the third and struck out looking in the fifth. Kershaw, however, refused to speak about that matchup.“I’m not going to talk about individual at-bats,” he said. “I mean, he’s a great hitter and he got two hits tonight, so tip your cap.”Trout had no problem talking about Kershaw, though.“I love watching guys like that,” he said. “He battled through the first couple innings. He still went seven strong. My first at-bat, after I saw that curveball, I was glad I took it. It was pretty filthy. I was seeing pitches my first at-bat. Second at-bat, I was being aggressive. The third at-bat, he just painted me. It was pretty cool facing him.”The Dodgers also got a gift run in the sixth, thanks in part to a throwing error by Freese and one by Iannetta for a 4-3 lead. Hector Santiago started for the Angels. He went 5 1/3 innings and gave up four runs — three earned — on five hits while striking out two and walking three. He threw 94 pitches.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more