World’s largest liquefied natural gas company, Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) has delivered a commissioning liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to Thailand’s newest LNG receiving terminal, LMPT2 Map Ta Phut LNG Terminal.
The company said that “the commissioning cargo was loaded in Ras Laffan on the Q-Flex LNG vessel, ‘Al Oraiq’, with an overall cargo carrying capacity of 210,000 cubic meters.”
Map Ta Phut LMPT2 LNG terminal is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, between Sattahip and Rayong, approximately 220km from Bangkok.
“The terminal’s nominal capacity is 7.5mn tonnes of LNG per year (Mtpy), and it can receive vessels with a capacity between 125,000 cubic meters and 264,000 cubic meters. The terminal comprises two storage tanks – each with an overall capacity of 250,000 cubic meters,” as per the statement.
Doha-based Qatargas produces and supplies 77 million metric tons of LNG annually from across its seven ventures and they are Qatargas 1, Qatargas 2, Qatargas 3, Qatargas 4, RL1, RL2, and RL3. Since its first production in 1996, Qatargas has successfully delivered cargos to more than 30 countries and is committed to meeting the world’s demand for safe, reliable, and clean energy.
The state-owned Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT) is the largest piped-gas and LNG importer and aggregator in Thailand. Qatar-sourced LNG made up a significant share in the overall LNG import into Thailand.
According to the company statement, “To date, Qatargas has contributed to commissioning some 26 new LNG terminals worldwide since 2008.”
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