Shell LNG cargo

Vol 14, PW 13 (16 Dec 10) News in Brief

Shell has landed a spot LNG cargo at its 3.67m t/y Hazira terminal.

PETROWATCH learns Shell brought in a 140,663-cubic metre cargo at Hazira on December 13 aboard LNG tanker Al Sahla, which flies the Marshall Islands flag. Al Sahla is a 211,842-cubic metre capacity Q-Flex tanker owned by Qatari shipping company Nakilat.

“Unloading the cargo began on December 13,” we hear, “and finished by December 14.” This cargo was bought by Shell International Trading Middle East (SITME) from RasGas and was loaded onto Sahla at Ras Laffan port in Qatar.

Shell’s last spot LNG cargo at Hazira was also sourced from RasGas and landed on November 13 (last month). Most of the R-LNG from the Sahla cargo will be sold to Essar, we learn, for use at its 515-MW Hazira power station and its 500-MW Bhander station nearby.

Some R-LNG will also be sold to Reliance. Shell is likely to land another two spot cargoes at Hazira this month, in the fourth and fifth weeks of December.