India imposed a nationwide lockdown from the last week of March to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Image: Petronet LNG Before Covid-19, Dahej operated at about 92 percent of capacity while in April the utilization fell below 60 percent, Petronet said. “Post first week of June 20 when the lockdown was relaxed, the demand of RLNG has seen gradual recovery,” the company said, adding that since then, the Dahej terminal is operating at its full capacity. This affected many industries, refineries and power plants resulting in a demand reduction at Petronet’s 17.5 mtpa Dahej terminal, it said in the filling. “Owing to the pandemic and consequent reduced RLNG demand during the lockdown period, Petronet LNG was constrained to invoke force majeure for nine long-term cargoes with its suppliers,” it said. The company’s underused 5 mtpa Kochi LNG terminal has also seen a drop in utilization from about 20 percent in February to 12.22 percent in May. The nine shipments were for delivery in the March-May period. Petronet did not break down the shipments by supplier in a filling on Tuesday but local media reports suggest that eight of these were Qatari cargoes. The regasifed volumes go to Indian state-owned buyers Gail, IOC and Bharat Petroleum (BPCL). Furthermore, Petronet said it was still in talks with Qatargas and Exxon Mobil regarding the matter. India’s Petronet LNG said Tuesday it invoked a force majeure for nine long-term cargoes with its suppliers due to lower demand in the country caused by the Covid-19 lockdown. The country’s largest LNG importer has a deal to buy 7 mtpa from Qatargas and 1.44 mtpa from Exxon Mobil from the Gorgon project in Australia. The Indian company said it also received requests under its regasification contracts for deferment of third party cargoes to subsequent months.
MORE: The NFL QBs who will be paid more than Newton in 2020 The Panthers freed up $19.1 million of cap space by releasing Newton. That more than covered the $14 million cap hit this year (per Spotrac.com) for Newton’s replacement, Teddy Bridgewater.”Like I said, I’m not bitter, I don’t have any hatred, I just understand that this is a business first,” Newton said in the video. IYER: Why the Pats signed NewtonBENDER: Why Cam improves Pats’ SB chances “I’m angry . . . I feel let down,” he said as he walked, “but at the same time, hey, I’m not bitter.””I know since the day that I first came into this league that this day was going to come,” he added. He said the Panthers were a “great organization.””I’ll say this right now: I never once wanted to leave Carolina. Don’t let them make you believe anything else,” he said. “It was their decision, I stuck with it, and I knew that, so I asked for a trade. Everything else? That’s BS.”The trade talks ended a week later when the Panthers released Newton on March 24. A little over three months after that, he became a Patriot, agreeing on a one-year deal with a minimal base salary and incentives that could push the value of the contract as high as $7.5 million. Cam Newton is headed to Foxborough after agreeing to a contract with the Patriots — and after giving Panthers fans an inside look at his exit from Charlotte last March.Newton’s site posted a YouTube video Monday that was one part thank you to the Carolinas and one part Team Cam’s version of events. The video begins with Newton working out on a home treadmill. A graphic of “MARCH 17, 2020/ATLANTA, GA” appears. News of his trade request had just broken.
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