Total and Pavilion to offer LNG bunkering from Singapore

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions and Pavilion Gas have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on LNG bunkering cooperation in Singapore. Under the MoU, Pavilion Gas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of state-backed Pavilion Energy, will supply LNG as a bunker fuel to Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions, Total’s affiliate in charge of worldwide bunkering activities, for LNG deliveries to its marine fuel customers in the port of Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering hub. The parties may explore further cooperation in logistics for LNG bunkering activities.

The MoU was signed by Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO of Total, and Seah Moon Ming, CEO of Pavilion Energy and Pavilion Gas, on the sidelines of Gastech 2017 in Tokyo.

In 2016, Pavilion Gas was awarded an LNG bunker supplier licence by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Pavilion Gas was also appointed by the Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA) as an LNG importer for Singapore.

Total’s Pouyanné commented: “Our mission is to offer global and compliant solutions to our customers to meet the 2020 global cap requirements.”

With the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) 0.5% global sulphur cap on marine fuels coming into force in 2020, LNG is deemed by many to play a significant role in the energy mix for the maritime sector.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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