An energy major charterer has taken up the three-year extension option on a Seapeak LNG carrier, as portfolio players and traders move to keep control of tonnage in an uncertain market.

In a first-half results statement, gas shipowner Seapeak said in June that the charterer of its 173,545-cbm Myrina LNG (built 2018) exercised the first of four three-year extension options at a fixed rate.