Qatargas delivers first LNG cargo to China


News of an ‘exciting’ LNG development has emerged from Shenzhen in China, where Qatargas has this week delivered its first Q-flex LNG cargo to the People’s Republic of China.

China represents a relatively new market for Qatari LNG and Qatargas made the delivery under sales and purchase agreements that had been signed with the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).

Deliveries to CNOOC under these agreements will be expected to continue for up to 25 years, the company notes.

The cargo was delivered at the Guangdong Dapeng LNG receiving terminal near the major Chinese industrial city of Shenzhen, utilising the
Q-Flex ship Al Ghariya, which departed Ras Laffan Port on 5th October. Al-Ghariya is part of Qatargas’ integrated shipping fleet, which consists of the world’s largest state-of-the-art LNG vessels.

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