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Bahrain LNG Terminal to Start Commercial Operations in May

2019-03-28 - 6:54 p

Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal will start commercial operations in May, with the first LNG shipment to be imported mostly from the UAE's ADNOC, state media quoted the CEO of Bahrain's National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) as saying.

The storage unit is expected to arrive at the Hidd terminal in May, Bahrain News Agency quoted NOGA chief executive Jassem Al-Shirawi as saying.

The report did not specify the overall shipment amount, a small part of which Chevron will deliver later.

The terminal is more than 98% ready and the trial period will last only a few weeks, he told the news agency.

"Bahrain has signed agreements with more than 25 companies and gas-producing countries from around the world to import LNG," Al-Shirawi was quoted as saying.

Bahrain's first LNG floating storage unit is anchored in the United Arab Emirates' Fujairah port, Refinitiv Eikon data shows.

The LNG import terminal, with a capacity of 800 million cubic feet per day, will allow Bahrain to import the super-chilled fuel as demand grows for natural gas to feed large industrial projects, generate power and produce oil.

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