Adriatic LNG receives 600th cargo
Adriatic LNG, the company which operates the regasification terminal located off the Veneto coastline, said the facility received the 600th carrier, the Al Jassasiya.
The carrier left Ras Laffan port in Qatar, delivering a cargo of about 140,000 cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG), equivalent to nearly 85 million cubic meters of gas.
Within the first five months of 2018, the Adriatic LNG terminal has received 30 carriers, sending out over 2.6 billion cubic meters of gas into the national grid.
Characterized by an average utilization rate equal to 80 percent, the terminal confirms to be significantly more active than other European regasification plants, characterized by an average rate of about 22 percent according to the GLE.
Operating since October 2009, the Adriatic LNG terminal imports the chilled fuel from Qatar, Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago, Equatorial Guinea, Norway, Nigeria and the United States.
With a regasification capacity of 8 billion cubic meters per year (equal to half the national LNG import capacity), the terminal covers more than 10 percent of national gas consumption.