Gulf monarchies are gradually joining the move towards LNG bunkering. Abu Dhabi is the latest proponent, joining Qatar and Oman. State firm Adnoc this week inked a preliminary agreement with long-time partner Inpex to study possibilities at home and abroad.

Abu Dhabi state firm Adnoc on 5 December announced plans to develop LNG bunkering facilities in partnership with Japan’s Inpex.

The much-touted concept is in its infancy but has been given a boost by International Maritime...