South Hook commences commercial operations


News has this week emerged from Milford Haven in Wales, UK, where Europe’s largest LNG Terminal, South Hook, has successfully completed its commissioning of Phase 1 and is now commercially operational.

South Hook, as a part of the world’s largest fully integrated value chain, the Qatargas 2 Project, is of major significance for the UK. The South Hook Terminal’s ability to import LNG is important to the UK’s long-term energy policy and now provides the UK with a western entry into the national grid system.

The South Hook Terminal is owned by a UK joint venture of Qatar Petroleum (QP) (67.5%), ExxonMobil (24.15%) and Total (8.35%).

Construction of the terminal is occurring in two phases: Phase 1 has now commenced commercial operations, while Phase 2 will be completed in the first quarter of 2010.

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