Qatar completes first co-loaded LNG deliveries

Qatar’s state-owned liquefied natural gas (LNG) companies completed their first co-loaded LNG deliveries to two different destinations, Qatargas said.

State-owned Qatargas said it had co-loaded the cargoes with majority state-owned Rasgas at the Gulf state’s Ras Laffan terminal in an effort to increase flexibility and efficiency of operations.

The cargoes were then delivered to the Zeebrugge LNG terminal in Belgium and South Hook in Britain, it said. The two suppliers had previously been loading separate single cargoes for delivery to single locations.

Qatar, the world’s biggest LNG exporter, has been locked in a political dispute with four other Arab states since June but its LNG deliveries have not been affected.
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Tom Finn; Writing by Sylvia Westall; Editing by David Goodman)