Hazira LNG terminal booming

Vol 13, PW 2 (02 Jul 09) News in Brief

Business is booming at the Hazira LNG terminal, owned by Shell and Total.

This is thanks to Reliance buying around 3m cm/d R-LNG at $5.20/mmbtu plus taxes and transportation for its Jamnagar refinery and Hazira petrochemicals plant. One LNG tanker has been berthing at Hazira almost every week since March 27 when Al Hamla unloaded 145,549 cubic metres from Sakhalin.

Shortly after on April 12, Golar Mazo arrived from Bontang in Indonesia carrying 134,796 cubic metres. Four additional cargoes from Sakhalin have reached Hazira since.

Grand Aniva called twice: once on April 15 with 134,773 cubic metres LNG and then on June 15 with 137,209 cubic metres. In the intervening period Grand Meriya delivered 141,673 cubic metres LNG on May 1 from Sakhalin and Energy Navigator unloaded 137,455 cubic metres from Sakhalin on June 25.

Three days before that LNG carrier Neo Energy came from Australia carrying 138,014 cubic metres.