RasGas has delivered its first supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Portugal.

The spot sale cargo was delivered to an affiliate of Galp Energia SPGS, S.A, at the Sines LNG Terminal in Portugal, from the LNG tanker Al Deebel, the Qatar News Agency reported.

“As of today, RasGas has supplied LNG to 14 different countries and we continue to look for opportunities to deepen existing relationships and further diversify our portfolio of customers,” said RasGas Marketing Executive Khalid Sultan Al Kuwari.

Earlier in the year, RasGas started LNG output from its massive train 7-production facility. The facility has capacity to chill enough natural gas to produce 7.8 million tones per year (tpy) of LNG for export. Qatar started three equally large facilities last year. The trains are the largest in the world.

“RasGas currently connects the reservoirs of Qatar’s North Field to customers around the world via seven LNG trains, 27 long-term chartered ships including Q-Flex and Q-Max LNG carriers and access to regas terminals in Europe and the United States,” Al Kuwari said.

“Today’s historic cargo delivery further demonstrates our credentials as a globally trusted supplier of LNG, and builds on our reputation for operational excellence and contract flexibility,” he concluded.

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