LNG tanker Patris scheduled to arrive at Cove Point terminal in April: cFlow - Shipping

Houston (Platts)--12 Mar 2018 518 pm EDT/2118 GMT

As Dominion Energy prepares for commercial service to start at its Cove Point LNG export terminal, a new tanker was listed Monday as headed to the Maryland facility, after a previous one changed its destination, data compiled by cFlow, S&P Global Platts trade flow software, showed. The BP-chartered Patris, which entered service in February and was ordered by a partnership between K Line Shipping and Greek vessel owner Chandris, is currently in the Arabian Sea and scheduled to arrive at Cove Point April 9, data showed. It has a draught history that indicates the tanker is partly laden, which means it would be in a position to pick up LNG.Cove Point has both import and export capabilities. A Dominion spokesman did not respond to a request for comment, and previously the company has refused to provide any updates to the timing of commercial service. BP officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the Patris' plans.The company had previously said that commercial service at Cove Point, under contracts with Gail India and a joint venture involving Japan's Sumitomo and Tokyo Gas, would begin in early March. There has been reduced feedgas activity at the facility since March 2, when Dominion shipped its first commissioning cargo, joining Cheniere Energy as the only US exporters of LNG produced from shale gas.Cove Point has not reported any feedgas volumes delivered to the plant since Dominion received regulator....

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