UK’s Milford Haven Port Authority announced that Al Huwaila LNG carrier with a 217,000cbm cargo capacity is scheduled to dock at the South Hook terminal’s jetty in early December, reported LNG World News. The LNG carrier jointly owned by Qatari Nakilat and Teekay will be the first to deliver a cargo to the terminal.
Al Huwaila entered the Suez Canal on its way to Europe late November. The vessel, which unloaded at South Hook on its last journey to Europe, has offloaded its cargo in Japan on its last two laden journeys from Ras Laffan, ICIS informed.
Data showed that the increasing regularity of LNG tankers received into the terminal caused send-out from the site into the grid in order to recover from record low levels in October. As Qatargas Company owns the entire supply chain that extends from the liquefaction capacity in Ras Laffan, Qatar to the regasification facility at South Hook. Thus, Britain’s South Hook stands as a sink for any LNG volume that cannot be offloaded at a higher price.
The gas supply from the South Hook terminal was estimated around 9.15 mcm/d at the end of November. The terminal, which is owned by Qatar Petroleum, ExxonMobil and Total SA, has an annual processing capacity of 15.6m tons of LNG and annual delivering capacity at 21bcm of gas.