Monday, September 23, 2019
Drone Photo Of A Product Tanker carrying Gasoline.
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American Ethane Carriers to Build 17 Very Large Ethan Carriers

Houston-based American Ethane Company has unveiled plans to build 17 very large ethane carriers (VLECs) to transport U.S. ethane to China. The 150,000 cbm capacity VLECs will be constructed in...

September 23, 2019
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Maritime News

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...

November 10, 2016
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

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...

October 27, 2016
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Saturday, September 3, 2016
Maritime News

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,...

September 3, 2016
Total Views: 21

Thursday, September 1, 2016
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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...

September 1, 2016
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Thursday, July 28, 2016
BG Group Methane Kari Elin LNG carrier
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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...

July 28, 2016
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Maritime News

Bourbon’s Gas Plans Fall Through

Bourbon Offshore’s plan to diversify into the ethane gas market has been put on the back burner after the company failed to obtain financing for the deal. Bourbon announced its...

May 17, 2016
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Offshore Services Provider Bourbon Diversifies Into Ethane Gas

French offshore services provider Bourbon Offshore has announced a major expansion into ethane gas transportation as the company weathers a “very difficult” market facing the offshore sector.  The expansion comes...

March 30, 2016
Total Views: 12

Friday, September 5, 2014
ethane molecule
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Chemical Boom at Risk as U.S. Ethane is Shipped Abroad

When ExxonMobil kicked off construction last month of its largest U.S. chemical investment, business unit chief Steven Pryor said he’d never seen a project with better economics. By 2017 however, the numbers may not look so rosy...

September 5, 2014
Total Views: 31

Friday, August 22, 2014

World’s First Ethane-Fueled Gas Carrier Unveiled

A company in Germany has unveiled a new type of environmentally friendly liquified ethylene carrier that it says is fundamentally different from conventional gas carriers with increased cargo carrying capacity and...

August 22, 2014
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