The 3000th LNG cargo, which was transported onboard 'Al Jasra', a conventional LNG vessel with a capacity of 135,000 cubic metres, was delivered to JERA, a joint venture between Chubu Electric and Tokyo Electric. The cargo was delivered to the Kawagoe LNG Receiving Terminal, owned and operated by JERA.
Commenting on this achievement, Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum, and Chairman of Qatargas Board of Directors, said that Qatargas' commitment to serving Japan's energy needs has never been stronger. They are now focused on boosting future cooperation with Japan, and building stronger relations with Japanese customers and friends.
Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chief Executive Officer of Qatargas, noted:
Utilizing our flexible and reliable operations, we celebrate the uninterrupted supply of this 3000th LNG cargo to Japan, which is a major milestone reflecting the relationship between Qatargas and our esteemed Japanese customers. This delivery demonstrates Qatargas' commitment to continue providing Japan, and all of our customers around the globe, with a safe and reliable source of clean energy
Qatargas has term contracts to supply LNG with many key Japanese buyers including JERA, Tohoku Electric, Kansai Electric, Chugoku Electric, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Toho Gas and Shizuoka Gas. In addition to these term contracts, Qatargas also delivers a significant amount of Japan's spot LNG requirements.