Trinidad’s April LNG production up 17 pct on year

Trinidad and Tobago’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) production increased 17.1 percent year-on-year in April to 2.32 million cubic meters.

When compared to the month before, Atlantic LNG’s Point Fortin facility produced 9.2 percent less of the chilled fuel, according to the data by Trinidad’s Ministry of Energy.

To remind, the plant’s January LNG production hit its highest level since January 2015. In the January-April period, the plant produced 9.75 million cubic meters of LNG, a rise of 19.7 percent as compared to the year before.

Trinidad’s LNG production started gradually to pick up last year helped by new upstream gas developments such as BP’s Juniper project and the onshore compression project.

These new developments are helping Trinidad get back on track in reversing the negative trend in domestic gas production and are boosting LNG production at the country’s sole facility.

LNG sales and deliveries from Atlantic LNG’s 14.8 mtpa export facility came to 52.3 million MMBtu in April a rise of 36.6 percent on year, the ministry’s data showed.

Trinidad’s gas production increased 8.3 percent in April, averaging 3.57 Bcf/d.

The country’s gas production started to rise in July last year and continued to April with the exception of October.

Atlantic produces LNG from natural gas delivered from offshore fields north and east of Trinidad owned and operated by affiliates of the company’s members and others.

The LNG producing company is owned by BP, Shell, China’s sovereign wealth fund CIC unit Summer Soca and Trinidad’s state-owned company NGC.


LNG World News Staff

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