First RasGas LNG Delivery Arrives in Mexico

Thursday, October 12, 2006
Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (RasGas) made its first delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the shores of Qatar to Mexico on October 8. This event followed a spot sale to Shell Western LNG B V by Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited. The LNG cargo was loaded on board the LNG tanker Fuwairit, and departed from Ras Laffan, on September 16, the press release added. The voyage of 22 days over a distance of 9,915 nautical miles was routed through the Suez Canal and the Straits of Gibraltar to the Terminal de LNG de Altamira, Mexico. Terminal de LNG de Altamira is the first LNG receiving terminal in Mexico and came into operation only in August of this year. The Fuwairit is RasGas’ first dedicated ship, and was delivered to RasGas on January 13, 2004 by the owners Camartina Shipping Inc. The vessel was built in the Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea, and has a cargo capacity of 138,000m3. Since delivery, the Fuwairit has made 32 cargo deliveries from Ras Laffan to RasGas’ customers in the Far East and Europe. Source: The Peninsula
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