Qatargas delivers Jordan's first ever shipment of LNG
Qatargas has delivered the first cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Jordan from Ras Laffan the company said in a press release Wednesday.
Although the announcement was made Wednesday, the first shipment of LNG to Jordan was delivered on May 12th, according to Qatargas.
The conventional-sized cargo, was delivered by the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), Golar Eskimo, and was sold free-on-board (FOB) to Royal Dutch Shell.
The vessel is now in Jordan's Aqaba, where it will be permanently moored on the Red Sea coastline.
Jordan's recent entry into the LNG industry is an important development for its energy security and a sign of the further development of the Middle East as an LNG market.
“The sale of this first cargo to Jordan further demonstrates Qatargas' commitment to expand its reliable supply of a clean, safe and efficient source of energy to more countries,” the company said in a statement.
Qatargas has been active in the development and commissioning of both land-based LNG receiving terminals and FSRUs. To date, the company has supported the commissioning of 15 LNG terminals across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.
The Doha-based company is the largest LNG producer and shipper in the world with an annual LNG production capacity of 42 million tons per annum (MTPA), its Ras Laffan Terminal is the largest LNG and oil products export terminal in the world.