Spanish oil company Repsol reaches milestone as it bunkered Fure Vinga
The chemical tanker Fure Vinga of Furetank Rederi was bunkered at Cartagena by Repsol, a Spanish oil company.
Fure Vinga received 420 cubic meters of LNG from the company, which meant that the overall CO2 emissions associated with LNG consumption were balanced.
The bunkering marks a new step toward Repsol's target of becoming a net-zero emissions company by 2050. It is the multi-energy company's first supply of this kind, with pollution compensation provided by the purchase of CO2 credits (VERs) on the Voluntary Carbon Market.
Repsol is committed to LNG as a primary fuel for maritime transport's energy transformation. Enagás provided the infrastructure for this activity, which was backed up by the Cartagena Port Authority and the Cartagena Maritime Captaincy.
Fure Vinga, a chemical tanker from Sweden, has a length of 150 meters and a beam of 23 meters.
The tanker was delivered from China's Jinling Shipyard. After leaving Cartagena, the ship will proceed on its way to Rotterdam.
Repsol has added a direct LNG supply from the Cartagena terminal to its Spanish network. At the ports of Bilbao and Santander, the company is also constructing two LNG terminals.
Following a recent reform in the Spanish gas system regulation, this operation was the first of its kind.
In this region, Spanish ports can now compete with other European ports.
Maritime Business World