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Qatargas delivers its first LNG cargo to Thailand’s first LNG terminal

LNG Industry,

Qatargas has delivered its first ever LNG cargo to Thailand. The LNG carrier Golar Viking delivered the cargo to the Map Ta Phut LNG Terminal.

Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chief Executive Officer of Qatargas said, “Qatari LNG continues to have a key role to play in helping governments around the world improve the diversity of their energy supplies. We are pleased with this development which will help to meet the growing demand for energy in the Kingdom of Thailand.”

Golar Viking began her voyage from Ras Laffan Port on May 17 with approximately 131,000 m3 of LNG on-board and she safely discharged her cargo at Map Ta Phut LNG terminal, marking the first delivery of LNG from Qatar to the Kingdom of Thailand.

The Qatargas CEO added: “This delivery will further strengthen the relationship between both companies over the long-term. The commissioning of the Map Ta Phut LNG terminal in the Kingdom of Thailand marks the second terminal in less than two weeks, where Qatargas has provided commissioning cargos for a new terminal in the Asia-Pacific market-place.”

Mr. Wichai Pornkeratiwat, Senior Executive Vice President, Gas Business Unit of PTT Public Company Limited said: “We are very grateful to have Qatargas deliver the first LNG cargo to Map Ta Phut terminal, Thailand, which can be considered as the first LNG Receiving Terminal in South-East Asia. The success of commissioning of Map Ta Phut LNG Receiving Terminal is a significant milestone that will lead us to the successful commencement of terminal operations in July 2011.”

The LNG delivered to Thailand was done under the agreement between Qatargas and PTT Public Company Limited to deliver two commissioning cargos for the start-up of the new LNG terminal at Map Ta Phut, Thailand.

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