Qatar Petroleum (QP) has announced the delivery of the 500th liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from QP affiliate Qatar Liquefied Gas Company (2) to the South Hook LNG Terminal at Milford Haven in the United Kingdom.
The landmark delivery, on Thursday March 24th, was made on board the Q-Flex LNG vessel Al-Hamla.
Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, described the delivery as “another significant achievement for Qatar’s LNG industry”.
Mr. Al-Kaabi said “this milestone reaffirms the importance of Qatari LNG as pillar for the energy industry and the security of global gas supplies. It also highlights Qatar Petroleum’s commitment to the reliable supply of clean energy to its customers around the world”.
While most of Qatari LNG destined to the United Kingdom is delivered to the South Hook LNG Terminal, QP’s affiliates Qatargas and RasGas also deliver LNG shipments to other receiving terminals in the United Kingdom. The arrival of this 500th shipment to South Hook raises the all-time total number of Qatari LNG cargoes imported into the United Kingdom to more than 600.
South Hook LNG Terminal is a joint venture between affiliates of QP, ExxonMobil and Total. It is part of the Qatargas 2 value chain, which is a fully integrated LNG shipping project from the Ras Laffan Industrial City in the State of Qatar to international markets, including the United Kingdom, which is one of Europe’s largest LNG importers.