RasGas delivers first LNG to Italy

RasGas delivers first LNG to Italy

Aug 24, 2016
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Qatar's RasGas Company has shipped its first LNG cargo to the Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) Toscana, located in Italy.

The LNG cargo was sent to a new customer, DufEnergy Trading SA (DufEnergy), which is a multi-energy trading company based in Switzerland.

FSRU Toscana is one of Italy’s main regasification projects, and is located 22 km off the Italian coast between Livorno and Pisa. The terminal is permanently anchored to the seabed through a mooring system, with a single point of rotation at the bow.

“RasGas looks forward to continuing our support of DufEnergy in meeting the growing demand in Italy – and throughout Europe – for cleaner energy in the form of LNG. The arrival of our LNG cargo at FSRU Toscana represents another positive development in RasGas' global operations,” said Khalid Sultan R. Al Kuwari, RasGas’ chief marketing & shipping officer.

This shipment – to a new customer at a new terminal – underlines RasGas’ positive growth path, and continues the company’s outstanding performance even in a period of low energy prices.

“Receiving this cargo at the FSRU Toscana regasification terminal is an important milestone, as LNG is a key source of supply to the Italian natural gas market,” added Jean-Christian Heintz, Head of LNG at DufEnergy.