QP marks 10,000th LNG vessel loading at Ras Laffan

QP marks 10,000th LNG vessel loading at Ras Laffan
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Published: 15 May 2016 - 2:39 a.m.
By: Indrajit Sen

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has announced reaching a ‘milestone’ this month, with the loading of the 10,000th liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Ras Laffan Port.

The LNG cargo was loaded on board the Q-Max LNG carrier ‘Mozah’, which is bound for the South Hook LNG Terminal in the UK.

The vessel, chartered by Qatargas from Nakilat, is among the new generation Q-Max LNG carrier, the largest type of LNG carriers in the world, which is able to load a full cargo of 260,000 cubic metres of LNG.

In comments on the occasion, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, QP president & CEO, said: "The achievement of 10,000 LNG cargoes from Ras Laffan Port is a testament to all the hard work and dedication by Qatar Petroleum as well as Qatargas and RasGas, under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar."

The 5,000th LNG cargo was loaded from Ras Laffan Port in June 2011, nearly 15 years after the first loading in 1996, while the recent 10,000th LNG cargo feat was achieved in just about 5 years' time.

With six operational LNG berths, the Ras Laffan port is the world's premier LNG exporting facility and the only gateway for Qatar's LNG.

Ras Laffan Port provides a strategic link in the chain connecting gas production derived from the North Field with the end users of gas, liquid and associated products across the world.

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