Jordan Commissions Its Floating LNG Terminal

The Kingdom of Jordan has received its first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) cargo on board the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), Golar Eskimo, marking the official commissioning of the terminal.

The FSRU arrived in Aqaba, Jordan on 25th May 2015, where it will be permanently moored on the Red Sea coastline.

The LNG cargo was bough from Qatargas Operating Company Limited at Ras Laffan Port on 12th May 2015.

The conventional-sized cargo was sold Free-On-Board (FOB) to Royal Dutch Shell.

The most recent entrance of The Kingdom of Jordan into the LNG industry represents an important milestone for the Kingdom’s energy security and an increasing significance for the Middle East as an LNG market.

“The sale of this first cargo to Jordan further demonstrates Qatargas’ commitment to expand its reliable supply of a clean, safe and efficient source of energy to more countries,” Qatargas said.

Qatargas  has supported the commissioning of 15 LNG terminals across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.