The world’s largest liquefied natural gas producer Qatargas has delivered the 2,000th liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to India.
Qatargas said on Sunday that the cargo, transported on-board the 155,000cbm Aseem LNG carrier, was loaded at the Ras Laffan Port on November 17 and delivered to India’s Dahej LNG terminal, owned and operated by Petronet LNG.
Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, CEO of Qatargas, said: “We are delighted to reach this historic milestone in our relationship with India with whom we have established a strong partnership since July 1999. India is a key market for Qatargas given its geographical proximity and growth potential.
“As India continues to make big strides towards achieving its ambitious target of 15 percent natural gas in the country’s overall energy mix, we are committed to extending all possible support by reliable delivery of this clean fuel.”
It is worth reminding that Qatargas signed a 25-year long-term free on board (FOB) sale and purchase agreement with Petronet back in 1999. In December 2015, the two signed a new SPA for the supply of an additional one million tons per annum.
Qatargas loads around 116 cargoes per year to India under this SPA in addition to supplying significant volumes into the short term and spot markets.
Also, the company supplied a commissioning LNG cargo for the Ennore LNG receiving terminal near the southern Indian city of Chennai in March 2019.