Energy major BP has emerged as the winner in a battle to secure one of the only remaining available LNG carriers for 2022 paying a six-figure daily rate to secure the Cool Company (CoolCo) vessel for one year.

The LNG shipping market is alive with chatter that BP is paying $190,000 per day for the 160,000-cbm tri-fuel diesel-electric (TFDE) Golar Ice (built 2015) which it has fixed in a one-year deal.