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LNG Carriers Built in U.S. Shipyards

Most recent update: December 12, 2010.


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 # MA Hull # MA Design GT DWT Price ($mm) Notes

1977

Aquarius

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

41

289 LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

82.0 Now LNG Aquarius

1977

Aries

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

42

290 LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

111.0 Now LNG Aries

1978

Gemini

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

44

291 LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

109.0 Now LNG Gemini

1978

Methane Alpha

El Paso Natural Gas

Newport News

608

292 LG9-S-94a

58,800

63,460

101.0

Now LNG Delta

1978

Methane Beta

El Paso Natural Gas

Newport News

609

293 LG9-S-94a

58,800

63,460

101.0

Now Galeomma

1979

Methane Gamma

El Paso Natural Gas

Newport News

610

294 LG9-S-94a

58,800

63,460

101.0

Now Matthew

1978

Capricorn

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

46

  LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

109.0 Now LNG Capricorn

1978

Leo

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

47

  LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

108.0 Now LNG Leo

1979

Taurus

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

48

  LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

107.0 Now LNG Taurus

1979

Virgo

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

49

  LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

108.0 Now LNG Virgo

1979

Libra

Energy Tptn

GD Quincy

50

  LG8-S-102a

90,000

63,600

111.0 Now LNG Libra
1979

Methane Delta

El Paso Natural Gas

Avondale

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

Methane Epsilon

El Paso Natural Gas

Avondale

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

Methane Zeta

El Paso Natural Gas

Avondale

2268 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

327 LG8-S-102a

87,000

68,600

133.0 Now LNG Abuja

1980

Louisiana

Lachmar

GD Quincy

54

328 LG8-S-102a

87,000

68,600

131.0 Now LNG Edo