Qatargas, the World’s Premier LNG Company, recently delivered the inaugural cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to China National Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) Yuedong LNG terminal. The LNG cargo, delivered on board the Qatargas-chartered Q-Flex LNG vessel ‘Al Kharaitiyat’, was used to safely commission CNOOC’s latest LNG terminal.
LNG tanker Al Kharaitiyat - Image courtesy of Qatargas
Commenting on the occasion, Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chief Executive Officer, Qatargas said: “Qatargas is delighted to supply the commissioning cargo to CNOOC’s Yuedong Terminal. We are also pleased to see Qatari LNG playing an increasingly important role in meeting the growing demand for LNG in the People’s Republic of China. We believe that this delivery will further strengthen the relationship between Qatargas and CNOOC, and we look forward to continuing to supply reliable, clean energy to China and countries all over the world who seek to diversify their energy supplies."
Qatargas is the world’s largest LNG producing company with a production capacity of 42 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). The State of Qatar, as the world’s leading LNG producer, anticipates that China will become one of the world’s largest gas markets.
The Yuedong LNG receiving terminal, which has an initial receiving capacity of 2 MTPA, is owned and operated by CNOOC. The new terminal is the latest addition to CNOOC’s LNG receiving terminal portfolio, joining existing terminals in Shanghai, Guangdong, Fujian, Zhejiang and Hainan. This is the fourth commissioning cargo from Qatargas to CNOOC’s LNG receiving terminals, bringing Qatargas’ total number of commissioning cargoes to LNG receiving terminals in the People’s Republic of China to seven.