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10 000th cargo loaded from Ras Laffan port

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Qatar Petroleum (QP), Qatargas and RasGas have celebrated the successful loading of the 10 000th cargo of LNG from Ras Laffan port. The cargo was loaded onboard the Mozah, which is chartered by Qatargas from Nakilat, and is set for the South Hook LNG terminal, which is located in the UK.

The vessel is a Q-Max LNG carrier, and is capable of carrying 260 000 m3 of LNG. The first LNG cargo was loaded at the port in 1996, and the milestone 5000th cargo was loaded in June 2011.

The President and CEO of QP, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, 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.

“This milestone further demonstrates QP’s commitment, as the developer and operator of the world’s largest LNG port facility, to giving the utmost priority to safety, security, and efficiency. I am confident that this, and future milestones, will further cement Ras Laffan port’s leading position as the premier port facility for cleaner energy.”

Khalid Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the CEO of Qatargas, said: “We are proud to work alongside world-class companies at Ras Laffan Industrial City. This historic event – the safe and reliable transportation of the 10 000th LNG cargo from Qatar – is a tribute to the combined expertise of our partners, staff and contractors. This remarkable feat underscores our commitment to operational excellence, and I congratulate everyone who has made a valued contribution to delivering safe and reliable LNG to our customers.”

Hamad Mubarak Al-Muhannadi, the CEO of RasGas, said: “This export milestone symbolises how the State of Qatar has developed natural gas into a resource that has benefited not only our people, but many countries around the world. Together with our sister company Qatargas, RasGas has contributed toward the development and growth of Qatar economy, and together we have consistently demonstrated our ability to meet customer’s expectations and their energy needs, thus ensuring our place as one of the world’s largest LNG exporters, bringing much benefit to our country and building a solid foundation for its long-term sustainability.”

Edited from various sources by David Rowlands

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