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Petronet LNG’s Dahej terminal gets 1,000th long-term cargo

Petronet LNG announced the arrival of its 1,000th cargo under its long-term contract with RasGas at the Dahej LNG terminal from Ras-Laffan, Qatar. The cargo loaded on Petronet LNG's first vessel Disha on  December 22 and arrived at Dahej on December 26.

RasGas and Petronet’s relationship started when they signed the first sales and purchase agreement (SPA) in 1999 for 7.5 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTA). The global energy supplier currently makes regular deliveries to Petronet LNG's Dahej terminal in India under the SPA, which is transported through Petronet LNG's vessels Disha, Raahi and Aseem.

Petronet LNG Ltd, our country’s premier LNG company, had set up its first LNG receiving and regasification terminal at Dahej, Gujarat, which commenced operations in 2004. The terminal was expanded to include a second LNG jetty and accommodate larger vessels up to Q-Max size LNG vessels in April 2014.

Earlier in February 2013, Petronet LNG had successfully unloaded its 1,000th cargo at Dahej in a short span of nine years.

“We are glad to receive our 1,000th long-term vessel at the Dahej terminal and we value the relationship between RasGas and Petronet LNG. The LNG SPA between Petronet LNG and RasGas has been instrumental in the development of LNG markets in India,” said Petronet LNG Ltd MD & CEO Dr A K Balyan.

Petronet LNG, which currently operates the 10-mmtpa Dahej terminal in the west coast and 5-mmtpa Kochi terminal in the south coast, is meeting approximate 30 per cent of the country’s gas demand. The pioneer and leading LNG player in India, it has so far sourced more than 1,250 cargoes at the Dahej terminal.
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