Petronet-LNG starts receiving Reliance cargoes

Vol 14, PW 21 (21 Apr 11) Midstream & Downstream

Petronet-LNG has landed two short-term LNG cargoes in March and April for Reliance under a 22-cargo deal signed in December 2010 with Spanish company Gas Natural.

PETROWATCH learns Petronet-LNG received a 134,089-cubic metre LNG cargo at its Dahej LNG terminal in Gujarat on April 10, which it will sell as R-LNG to Reliance. “Petronet-LNG’s deal with Gas Natural is for 1.1m tonnes of LNG,” explains an industry source.

“It will receive this LNG divided over 22 cargoes and sell all of it on to Reliance which wants to receive at least one LNG cargo a month.” Petronet-LNG’s April 10 cargo for Reliance arrived at Dahej aboard 138,200-cubic metre capacity LNG tanker Methane Kari Elin.

Gas Natural sourced this cargo from British Gas and it was loaded onto Methane at the Atlantic LNG liquefaction facility at Point Fortin in Trinidad & Tobago, promoted by BG, BP, Repsol, ENI and Petro-Canada. Methane is owned and operated by BG and flies the Bermuda flag.

It left Dahej in the afternoon of April 11 after discharging its LNG cargo. Petronet-LNG had earlier landed a Gas Natural LNG cargo for Reliance at Dahej on March 12.

This 135,686-cubic metre cargo arrived aboard Kawasaki-built LNG tanker Celestine River, sourced by Gas Natural from the Nigeria LNG liquefaction facility at Bonny Island. Meanwhile, Petronet-LNG brought in an unrelated spot LNG cargo at Dahej on April 3, which was sourced from the Malaysia LNG liquefaction facility at Bintulu in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.

This 142,669-cubic metre cargo arrived at Dahej aboard LNG tanker Seri Anggun, flying the Malaysian flag. It was sourced for Petronet-LNG by Vitol from Petronas subsidiary ALTCO (Asean LNG Trading Company).

MLNG is promoted by Malaysia’s national oil company Petronas in partnership with Shell, Mitsubishi and the local Sarawak government.