Teekay LNG Partners establishes Teekay Multigas Pool
Teekay LNG Partners L.P. today launched the Teekay Multigas Pool, a new in-house commercial management solution for ethylene-capable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels, the company said in its press release.
The Teekay Multigas Pool expects to bring the Partnership’s seven directly-owned ethylene-capable LPG carriers, some of which are also capable of small-scale LNG shipping, under the new management structure. The pool fleet is expected to reach at least 12 vessels by the end of 2017, including third party partner vessels.
The seven directly-owned ethylene-capable LPG carriers have been part of the Norgas Carriers Pool, operated by I.M Skaugen, and the transition of these vessels into the Teekay Multigas Pool will start immediately.
About Teekay LNG
Teekay LNG Partners is one of the world\’s largest independent owners and operators of LNG carriers, providing LNG, LPG and crude oil marine transportation services primarily under long-term, fixed-rate charter contracts through its interests in 50 LNG carriers (including 15 newbuildings), 30 LPG/Multigas carriers (including three newbuildings) and five conventional tankers. The Partnership\’s interests in these vessels range from 20 to 100 percent. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. is a publicly-traded master limited partnership (MLP) formed by Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) as part of its strategy to expand its operations in the LNG and LPG shipping sectors. Teekay LNG Partners’ common units and preferred units trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TGP”, “TGP PR A” and “TGP PR B”, respectively.