Qatar’s LNG to Reach 110 MTPA

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 10, 2019

Image: Qatar Gas

Image: Qatar Gas

Qatar plans to raise its liquefied natural gas (LNG) production to 110 million tonnes per year by 2023.

A report in Mubasher cited Qatargas’ CEO saying that there are many LNG projects under execution but they still do not meet the rising demands.

Qatargas, the largest LNG producer in the world, operates 14 production trains, with a total annual production capacity of 77 million tonnes.

The fourth liquefaction train will further boost Qatar’s leading position as the world’s largest LNG producer and exporter. When the expansion project, which was announced last year, is completed, Qatar’s LNG production capacity will reach 110 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), an increase of around 43 percent from its current production capacity of 77MTPA.

In 2018, the merger of LNG producers Qatargas and RasGas was announced.

Qatargas has a fleet of 25 purpose-built conventional vessels as well as 31 Q-Flex and 14 Q-Max on long-term charter which can transport 210,000 cubic metres and 266,000 cubic metres of LNG, respectively.

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