Isle of Grain terminal receives record LNG cargo


This record delivery, offloaded from the Al Khuwair Q-Flex super tanker, is enough to supply 4.5 million homes with LNG for a week during winter months.

With North Sea gas supplies in decline, a massive shipment is of great significance as it is predicted that the UK will need to import around 40% of its gas demand by the close of this year, rising to 50% by 2010.

The newly expanded National Grid terminal has the current capability to supply the UK with 12% of its gas demand and a capacity to receive and process 3.3 million tonnes-per-year (tpy) of LNG.

This cargo will be pumped down cooled pipes into one of three new storage tanks, each the size of the Royal Albert Hall, completed as part of the terminal’s second phase of development.

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