Ineos delivers first U.S. shale gas to U.K.

Swiss-based Ineos on Tuesday said one of its Dragon class ships, the Ineos Insight is about to deliver the first cargo of U.S. shale gas to the United Kingdom. 

According to a company’s statement, the vessel is set to deliver the cargo to the Grangemouth facility in Scotland.

Ineos said it has invested $2 billion bringing US shale gas to Europe. The company has built what it claims the largest two ethane gas storage tanks in Europe at Rafnes in Norway and Grangemouth in Scotland to receive the fuel.

The first such cargo was delivered to the company’s petrochemicals plant at Rafnes in Norway, earlier this year.

Ineos signed a 15-year shipping deal with Evergas in 2013, to use eight 27,500-cbm Dragon class vessels to transport ethane from the United States Mariner East project to Europe.

The dual-fuelled vessels will use LNG to power its engines and are 180 meters long and 26.6 meters wide with a draft of approximately 9 meters.


LNG World News Staff