Doha, Qatar – January 14, 2016: RasGas Company Limited delivered the inaugural LNG cargo to Petronet LNG Limited under the new Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) signed on December 31, 2015 between Petronet and Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (3). The LNG cargo was delivered to Dahej LNG Terminal in India on January 13, 2016 marking the commencement of the new one million ton per annum (MTA) SPA.
The new SPA together with the long term SPA between Petronet and RasGas signed in 1999 for 7.5 MTA raises the total annual long term commitment between the two companies to 8.5 MTA. RasGas has been supplying LNG reliably to India and Petronet, a key long term partner and customer of RasGas, since 2004.
The LNG cargo which was loaded aboard the Al Thumama (Q-Flex) vessel at Ras Laffan on January 8, 2016, was discharged safely and successfully at Dahej LNG Terminal on January 13, 2016. RasGas has delivered, to this date, nearly 81 MTA of LNG to India, to meet the country’s growing demand for cleaner fuel and energy.
RasGas has established its global reputation as a safe and reliable supplier of LNG and is equipped with one of the most flexible LNG shipping fleets in the world including 27 long-term chartered vessels, comprising 14 conventional, 12 Q-Flex and one Q-Max vessels.