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600th carrier arrives at Adriatic LNG

Chioggia, Italy (PortSEurope) June 9, 2018 – Adriatic LNG, which operates the regasification terminal located off the Veneto coastline, has announced the arrival of the 600th carrier, delivering a cargo of about 140,000 m² of liquefied natural gas (LNG), equivalent to nearly 85 million m3 of gas.

Adriatic LNG’s Commercial Manager, Corrado Papa said, “Once again our regasification terminal confirmed its strategic role for the national and European energy supply system. Crossing the line of 600 carriers safely moored and discharged is certainly a milestone, which proves the high-efficiency and reliability of this infrastructure of excellence, whose success is also based on the use of environmentally friendly technologies and the promotion of a strong safety culture”.

Within the first five months of 2018, the Adriatic LNG terminal has received 30 carriers, whose LNG total cargo enabled to send out into the national grid over 2.6 billion m3 of gas.

Operating since October 2009, the Adriatic LNG terminal opened up a new phase in the national energy supply system, enabling Italy to import LNG from Qatar, Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago, Equatorial Guinea, Norway, Nigeria and United States. With a regasification capacity of 8 billion cubic meters per year (equal to half the national LNG import capacity), the terminal is a strategic infrastructure for the diversification of energy supply, assuring more than 10% of national gas consumption.

Almost ten years after the beginning of operations, the Adriatic LNG terminal plays a central role not only in the security of energy supply but also in fostering the decarbonization process: as one of the fuels with the lowest environmental impact, natural gas is considered a key resource, at the center of the National Energy Strategy (SEN) adopted by the Italian Ministries of Economic Development and the Environment at the end of 2017.

Adriatic LNG is co-controlled by EMIGAS (a subsidiary of ExxonMobil) and Qatar Terminal Limited (a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum) and participated by SNAM.

Source: Adriatic LNG

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