Qatar Increases Gas Output with $1 Billion Gas Recover Plant

- April 28th, 2015

Bloomberg reported that the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas producer Qatar is gathering more gas with a $1 billion recovery plant that is recovering what used to be wasted fuel.

Bloomberg reported that the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas producer Qatar is gathering more gas with a $1 billion recovery plant that is recovering what used to be wasted fuel.

As quoted in the market news:

The Jetty Boil-Off Gas Recovery Project, known as JBOG, will salvage 29 billion cubic feet of gas a year, enough to power 300,000 homes, Qatar Liquefied Gas Co. said in a statement Tuesday. Since the plant started in October in Ras Laffan Industrial City north of Doha, it has recovered gas from over 500 ships.

“We don’t have an expectation of an economic return from the project, but we will benefit from the recovered gas,” Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, Qatar Petroleum’s chief executive officer, said Tuesday at an inauguration ceremony for the project.

The JBOG has capacity to produce about 100 million cubic feet of natural gas a day, or the equivalent of 600,000 tons a year of LNG, making it the world’s biggest plant of its kind. Gas that used to be burned off or lost through evaporation when fuel was loaded on ships is instead being sent to Qatar’s 14 LNG production plants, which had a combined output of about 77 million tons last year. LNG is gas cooled to a liquid for transportation by ship instead of by pipeline.

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