Qatargas pledges 60 LNG loads to Japan

Qatargas has committed additional LNG volumes equivalent to sixty plus conventional LNG cargoes to Japan, to support the country's energy needs in the wake of recent earthquakes and the tsunami.

Sixty conventional LNG cargoes represent approximately four million tonnes of LNG, enough to meet the average electricity consumption of five million Japanese households for a year.

"Whilst I was in Japan I could see for myself the urgency to help so we need to move quickly," announced Qatargas' Chief Executive Officer Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, after returning from last week's visit to Japan, where he led a Qatargas delegation to meet with senior officials from Japanese utility and gas companies.

"These additional cargoes of LNG will be supplied to a number of our long-term customers over the next 12 months," Al-Thani added. "The first of these cargoes was discharged whist I was still in Japan and I anticipate further sales."

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