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UK’s South Hook LNG terminal seeking to broaden its supply sources

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According to the latest Reuters report, Britain’s busiest LNG import terminal, South Hook, is seeking to diversify its supply sources as growing Asian demand has begun diverting cargoes from Qatar.

This year shipments to the terminal have halved from a year ago, to 1.2 million m3, and represent just 15% of 2016 volumes for the same period. Qatar Petroleum owns a controlling stake in these cargoes.

As a result, South Hook has been seeking to broaden the specification of its gas since January. A proposal for such action was recently approved by the Joint Office of Gas Transporters (JOGT), which administers the rules for transporting gas in Britain. The approval has allowed the terminal to raise oxygen limits within the gas it delivers to Britain’s network.

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