Despite recent weak price action, HMLP has seen stable distributable cash flow (DCF) generation from its high margin, long-term project assets.
HMLP has solid track record on distributions and has room to grow before reaching the highest IDR tier to the GP (Oslo: HLNG).
A proactive position on maturing debt and ample balance sheet capacity has positioned the company to fund another FSRU Dropdown.
Gaslog Ltd (NYSE: GLOG) is one of the premier publicly-traded LNG shipping firms in the world. Its current fleet of large, modern vessels stands at 13, with an additional 7 vessels under construction. All of the under-construction vessels have been chartered out in long-term deals.
Due to the ever-increasing demand for energy and the desire for lower carbon emissions, the growth in global trade of LNG has continued its upward trend, gaining 13% in 2019, following a showing of 9.8% in 2018. In all, LNG annual trade has gone from 211 mtpa in 2010 to 355 mtpa at the end of 2019—a total surge of nearly 70%. Ashland believes LNG is replacing incumbent sources of energy, such as coal and fuel oil.