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Hammerfest LNG produces 1000th LNG cargo

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Equinor has announced that the Hammerfest LNG plant on Melkøya, Norway, has successfully produced its 1000th LNG cargo.

According to the statement, the Arctic Discoverer tanker will transport the 140 500 m3 LNG cargo to Bilbao, Spain.

Andreas Sandvik, vice president of the Hammerfest LNG plant, said: “I am proud of celebrating cargo number 1000 from the LNG plant since the startup in 2007. The value created from Snøhvit and Melkøya so far has been fantastic. Our total production of LNG, propane and butane (LPG) as well as condensate represents huge market value. Operation of the plant has also created jobs and other spinoffs on a large scale, both locally, regionally and nationally.

“Safe operation of the plant is our top priority and a prerequisite for good and efficient operation. During the past years we have worked hard on reducing CO2 emissions from our production and loading. Our people are doing a great job every day to create good results for the company, our owners and the local community. We will continue doing this for several decades ahead.”

The manager of LNG trading in Equinor, Anders Bjordal, added: “We note that LNG is increasingly balancing regional gas markets and helps set the global gas prices. The recent development makes Europe a natural market for LNG from Melkøya. In addition, we have delivered some cargos to other markets in the Atlantic Basin, such as Brazil.”

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