Tokyo Gas receives first Cove Point LNG cargo

Tokyo Gas receives first Cove Point LNG cargoImage courtesy of Tokyo Gas

Japan’s biggest city gas seller Tokyo Gas received its first cargo produced at Dominion’s Cove Point LNG terminal on Monday, May 21. 

The cargo was delivered to the Negishi LNG terminal onboard the brand new 177,000-cbm LNG Sakura departed the Cove Point facility on April 22.

Tokyo Gas, through ST Cove Point, a joint venture with Sumitomo Corporation booked 2.3 mtpa of LNG produced from the plant for a 20-year term.

The gas utility noted in its statement on Monday that the joint venture will deliver 1.4 million tons per year to Tokyo Gas Group while 0.8 million tons per year will be delivered to Kansai Electric Group via Sumitomo’s unit PSE.

The delivery totaled 70,000 tons of LNG produced from shale gas, Tokyo Gas said.

The company stressed that, along with deliveries from the Cove Point LNG facility, it is working on diversification of its liquefied natural gas supply network.

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