Battle Over Gibraltar LNG Bunkering Facility Continues
The official opposition party has again accused the government of being unclear over its LNG bunkering plans.
The GSD has again accused the government of being unclear over its LNG bunkering plans.
As part of a longstanding feud with the government over liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering in Gibraltar, the Gibraltar Social Democrat (GSD) opposition party has again accused the government of being unclear over its plans for a proposed LNG storage and bunkering facility, local media reports.\u00a0
According to reports, Minister for Health and Environment John Cortes recently made comments that the LNG storage facilities would be "small," which GSD spokesman Trevor Hammond said was "deliberately creating uncertainty to avoid proper inquiry."
"It's time for the Government to be clear with the electorate on their plans for the power station and associated facilities including LNG storage," he said.\u00a0
It is all a ruse to avoid proper public scrutiny
Trevor Hammond, Spokesman, GSD
"It is all a ruse to avoid proper public scrutiny of their plans ahead of the General Election."\u00a0
The GSD also said that Cortes had failed to "quantify what he considers a 'small' quantity of LNG," adding that the European Union (EU) has regulations in place to determine safety for different amounts of LNG.\u00a0
Earlier this year, Ship & Bunker reported that the government had accused the GSD of overinflating the dangers of LNG, and instead highlighted the fact that bunkering LNG is both safer and cleaner than diesel bunkering\u00a0
Skangas duel fuel LNG carrier Coral Energy (image credit/Skangas)
Liquified natural gas (LNG) bunker tanker Coralius has made its first trip loading and delivering LNG to and from Norwegian ports, according to trade press reports.
The 5,800 cubic meter capacity tanker, which is owned by Norwegian gas company Skangas, was delivered to the company in June. Skangas also operates LNG carrier Coral Energy.
OPEC Cutback Extension to be Discussed in November, But Developments Could Render Any Deal Meaningless
Analysts say everything from Saudi exploration to rising tensions with North Korea could radically alter the dynamics of the international market. File Image / Pixabay
Ever since the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) extended the duration of its production cuts earlier this year to March of 2018, speculation has been rampant that the meager cutback volume coupled with the large number of members