INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) announced today that the LNG Tanker Oceanic Breeze called for the first time at INPEX’s Naoetsu LNG Terminal (the Terminal) located in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, at approximately 15:00 pm local time today, delivering a cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project (the Project) in Australia.
Oceanic Breeze is owned by Oceanic Breeze LNG Transport S. A. (OBLT), a joint venture between INPEX Shipping Co., Ltd. (INPEX Shipping) (30%) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line) (70%), and designated to transport the 0.9 million tons per year of Ichthys LNG entitled to INPEX.
Oceanic Breeze’s transportation and delivery of Ichthys LNG to the Terminal marks a significant milestone in INPEX’s development of a global gas value chain business, positioned as one of the company’s business targets outlined in Vision 2040 announced in May 2018. Going forward, INPEX will continue to strive to serve its customers with safe and stable supplies of natural gas, an environmentally friendly fuel.