Doha, Qatar – 23 December, 2013:
RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) delivered
its first cargo aboard the LNG tanker Fuwairit to
the Kochi LNG Receiving Terminal in India on 15
November 2013. This was the second cargo supplied
by RasGas for Kochi, the first commissioning cargo
was also loaded at Ras Laffan and transported to
Kochi by Petronet in August this year.
Kochi LNG Terminal is located in Puthuvypeen,
Kochi, India and is the second LNG receiving terminal
operated by Petronet LNG Limited (Petronet), the
largest single importer of LNG to India.
Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, RasGas CEO mentioned,
"This successful delivery is a reflection of RasGas'
commitment to our long-term customer, Petronet.
The supply to the Kochi LNG terminal is an indication
of the strength of our relationship and the importance
we place on India as a strategic LNG market. It
is also a demonstration of RasGas' capability to
reliably supply LNG around the world."
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. A.K. Balyan, Managing
Director and CEO of Petronet said, "We are proud
of our relationship with RasGas. This LNG terminal
is a gateway for receiving LNG to serve the huge
markets and businesses in southern India. The quick
implementation of gas pipelines by Gas Authority
of India Limited (GAIL) will help receipt of gas
to various consuming sectors".
RasGas entered into a 25 year 7.5 MTA Sale and
Purchase Agreement with Petronet and has been supplying
the Indian market since 2004, making RasGas the
largest and only existing long-term LNG supplier
in the country.