BP Shipping's LNG vessels
With the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade predicted to grow seven times faster than pipeline gas, BP Shipping’s new Partnership class vessels are an invaluable addition to the fleet.
Around half of BP’s upstream portfolio is currently gas, and the business expects that to grow as more major projects come online. Natural gas, and LNG in particular, will form a major part of this growth – the 'Evolving Transition' scenario in BP's 2017 Energy Outlook forecasts that global LNG trade will grow seven times faster than pipeline gas trade. And the new Partnership class carriers will play a vital role in transporting these increased volumes safely and efficiently from the points of production to customers.
The Cloud class vessels are amongst the most technologically advanced tankers in the world and the most fuel efficient for their size and power
These vessels possess the flexibility to adapt to multiple worldwide trades; clean or dirty, long haul or short haul, East and West hemisphere
The R class are Aframax tankers ‘AFRA’ (Average Freight Rate Assessment) and typically carry crude oil or dirty products