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LNG Carriers Built in U.S. Shipyards

Most recent update: May 31, 2015.


Of the 16 LNG carriers that have been built in U.S. shipyards, 11 were built with CDS and five without CDS, but all 16 were built for foreign trading.

Year

Original Name

Original Owner Shipbuilder Hull # O.N. MA Hull # MA Design GT DWT Price ($mm) Notes

1977

Aquarius

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

41

582506

289 LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

82.0 Now LNG Aquarius

1977

Aries

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

42

588005

290 LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

111.0 Now LNG Aries, retired

1978

Gemini

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

44

595752

291 LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

109.0 Now LNG Gemini, retired

1978

Methane Alpha

El Paso Nat. Gas

Newport News

608

591902

292 LG9-S-94a

58,800

63,460

101.0

Later LNG Delta, scrapped 2012

1978

Methane Beta

El Paso Nat. Gas

Newport News

609

598727

293 LG9-S-94a

58,800

63,460

101.0

Later Galeomma, scrapped 2012

1979

Methane Gamma

El Paso Nat. Gas

Newport News

610

598730

294 LG9-S-94a

58,800

63,460

101.0

Now Matthew

1978

Capricorn

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

46

588006

  LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

109.0 Now LNG Capricorn, retired

1978

Leo

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

47

595753

  LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

108.0 Now LNG Leo

1979

Taurus

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

48

595754

  LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

107.0 Now LNG Taurus, retired

1979

Virgo

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

49

595755

  LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

108.0 Now LNG Virgo, retired

1979

Libra

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

50

595756

  LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

111.0 Now LNG Libra
1979

Methane Delta

El Paso Nat. Gas

Avondale

2266 598728 296 LG9-S-107a 60,000 63,170 103.3 Not accepted by owner, wrecked and scrapped 1987
1979

Methane Epsilon

El Paso Nat. Gas

Avondale

2267 598731 297 LG9-S-107a 60,000 63,170 103.3 Not accepted by owner, converted to OBO, scrapped 2000
1979

Methane Zeta

El Paso Nat. Gas

Avondale

2268 598729 298 LG9-S-107a 60,000 63,170 103.3 Not accepted by owner, converted to OBO, now an FSO

1980

Lake Charles

Lachmar

GD Quincy

53

619531

327 LG8-S-102a

87,000

68,600

133.0 Now LNG Edo

1980

Louisiana

Lachmar

GD Quincy

54

619532

328 LG8-S-102a

87,000

68,600

131.0 Now LNG Abuja