Egypt expects first Australian LNG shipment

Höegh Gallant FSRU, that began operations in Egypt in April, is set to receive the first delivery of Australian LNG.

The 159,800 cbm LNG carrier Woodside Rogers will dock next to the FSRU in Ain Sokhna on Wednesday with a cargo loaded at the port of Dampier, shipping data reveals.

Dampier serves as a loading point for two Woodside-operated LNG export facilities, Pluto and North West Shelf.

The Höegh Gallant FSRU was chartered by the Egyptian Natural Gas Company on a five-year deal.

During the course of this year, Egypt finalized LNG import deals with Trafigura, Vitol, Noble, Gazprom and Algeria’s Sonatrach totaling 90 cargoes, while negotiations with BP for additional 21 shipments of the chilled gas are still in progress.

Energy shortages, increased domestic demand for gas and decline in output have turned Egypt from a net exporter to a net importer of gas.

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LNG World News Staff; Image: Höegh LNG

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