Golar Awards Keppel Another Huge LNG Carrier Conversion Contract

Golar LNG awarded Keppel Shipyard a contract today worth approximatelyUSD $705 million to convert the 125,000 m3 LNG carrier Golar Gimi to a floating liquefaction facility (FLNGV). As the above rendering shows, this project will involve adding immense amount of steel to the vessel and associated engineering work. This is the second such order placed by Golar in the past … [Read more...]

Golar LNG Receives Over $1B in Financing for 8 Newbuilds

Golar LNG Ltd. has announced the execution of a USD $1.125 billion financing agreement to fund the first 8 of its 13 newbuild vessels and FSRUs. Golar has 11 LNG carriers of around 160,000 cbm on their newbuilding list, as well as two FSRUs of 170,000 cbm and 160,000 cbm respectively.  The majority of the vessels are planned for delivery in 2015. In Golar's presentation … [Read more...]

LNG Ship Owners Gaining as Obama Signals Export Support

(Bloomberg) -- Golar LNG Ltd. and other tanker owners are reaping the benefits of President Barack Obama’s suggestions that he will back plans for liquefied natural gas exports equal to 17 percent of global trade. Obama said May 4 the U.S. probably will be a net shipper of natural gas by 2020. He is reviewing export projects that will probably add 41 million metric … [Read more...]

Golar Maria LNG Carrier Sold for $215 Million

By Debbie Cai Golar LNG Ltd. (GLNG) has agreed to sell the company that owns and operates the liquefied natural gas carrier, the Golar Maria, together with its time-charter, to Golar LNG Partners LP (GMLP) for $215 million. Golar LNG Ltd., which transports, liquefies and trades LNG, expects to reinvest a significant part of the net proceeds in its newbuilding program and … [Read more...]