The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has successfully loaded liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and propylene onto the same vessel for the first time, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

ADNOC transported 12,600 metric tons of propylene and 33,000 metric tons of LPG together. LPG and propylene are normally transported separately.

“Throughout ADNOC, we are focused on thinking differently to deliver greater value and more efficient operations. This pioneering procedure, the first of its kind in our industry, has the potential to generate significant value for ADNOC”, Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri, Director of Marketing, Sales and Trading at ADNOC, said.

This move come in line with ADNOC’s strategy to increase the value from its downstream refining, petrochemical and gas processing operations. ADNOC Gas Processing produces up to 10.5 million metric tons of LPG per year, while ADNOC Refining produces aroundo1.7 million metric tons of propylene per year.