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Qatari LNG Vessel Signals Suez Canal en Route to Spain


QatarEnergy’s Al Khor LNG vessel is headed for Barcelona and is currently signaling to cross the Suez Canal, despite the country’s announcement to avoid the region and divert vessels if possible, Bloomberg ship-tracking showed.

  • The Al Khor vessel (IMO 9085613) is scheduled to arrive in Barcelona on 24 February (see map).
  • On Wednesday QatarEnergy confirmed it may reschedule some deliveries as they are currently taking alternative routes around the Cape of Good Hope to avoid the Red Sea.
  • Italy’s Edison said it was informed by Qatar that a cargo scheduled for 31 Jan to 5 Feb arrival at the Adriatic terminal will not be delivered according to a message posted on Gestore Mercati Energetici.
  • At least six shipments originated from Qatar and destined for Europe have been diverted around the Cape of Good Hope since 15 January, Bloomberg ship tracking data showed earlier this week.
  • BNEF data showed no LNG vessels crossed the Suez Canal during this and last week.

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