Samsung Heavy Industries Delivers World’s First Very Large Ethane Carrier

Samsung Heavy Industries has delivered the world’s first Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC) ‘Ethane Crystal' to Reliance Industries, an Indian business conglomerate who will use the vessels to ship ethane from United States to India. The vessel is the first in a series of six VLECs ordered by Reliance at South Korea’s SHI in July 2014 in response to the increase in U.S. gas … [Read more...]

First Very Large Ethane Carriers Inaugurated in South Korea

India’s largest private sector company Reliance Industries has inaugurated the world's first Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs) at South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries where the ships were built. The two vessels, named Ethane Crystal and Ethane Emerald, are the first in a series of six VLECs ordered by Reliance in 2014 in response to the increase in United States gas … [Read more...]

First Ethane Carrier Departs US Gulf

Swiss petrochemical company INEOS has announced that the first cargo of ethane to be exported from Enterprise’s Morgan’s Point, Texas terminal has been loaded aboard the multi-gas carrier JS INEOS Intrepidset.  The INEOS Intrepid, built in 2015, is the first ship to export ethane out of Marcus Hook near Philadelphia in March as well as the new … [Read more...]

ABS Classes World’s Largest LNG-Powered Ethane Carrier

International classification society ABS says it has classed the world’s largest ethane/ethylene capable liquefied gas carrier Navigator Aurora. The ship has been delivered to Navigator Gas by Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China. The Navigator Aurora is the first of four Navigator Gas ethane/ethylene midsize vessels to be delivered with ABS Class during 2016 and early … [Read more...]

Enterprise to Export First Ethane Cargo from U.S. Gulf Coast in August

HOUSTON, July 28 (Reuters) - Enterprise Products Partners on Thursday said the first ship to load ethane for export from its new terminal on the Houston Ship Channel will arrive on Aug. 1, the first such export of the light natural gas liquid from the U.S. Gulf Coast. Exports from the terminal are expected to ramp up to 1.9 million barrels per month by the end of the year, … [Read more...]