18 May 2013 – South Hook Gas has cemented its position as the UK’s largest LNG terminal shipper with the arrival and safe off-loading of its 300th cargo today. The Umm Slal sailed this afternoon from the South Hook LNG Terminal in Milford Haven.
As a Q-Max vessel, the Umm Slal is one of the biggest LNG vessels in the world, capable of carrying almost twice as much as a conventional LNG carrier and can provide enough gas to meet London’s needs for a week. The delivery of this 300th cargo to the UK is a significant milestone in fulfilling the vision of His Highness The Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, and under the guidance of His Excellency Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister for Energy & Industry.
Sheikh Saoud Al-Thani, South Hook Gas Company Chairman said, “The arrival of LNG has transformed gas supply to the UK as it can now access supplies from all over the world and this has improved energy security. The arrival of our 300th cargo demonstrates our long-term commitment to the UK.”
South Hook Gas has supplied gas every day since commencing operations and can supply around 20% of the UK’s gas needs.
Notes to editors
About South Hook Gas
- South Hook Gas (SHG) is an LNG import company and terminal shipper, which owns and manages all of the regasification capacity as well as System Entry Capacity at the South Hook LNG Terminal at Milford Haven in Wales.
- Established in 2004 and based in London, SHG is a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum International (70 per cent) and ExxonMobil (30 per cent).
About South Hook LNG Terminal
- South Hook LNG Terminal is one of Europe’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), regasification facilities. It has the processing capacity of 15.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and is capable of delivering up to 21 billion cubic metres (bcm) per annum of gas into the National Transmission System (NTS) – equivalent to around 20% of current UK gas needs.
- South Hook LNG’s shareholders are Qatar Petroleum International, ExxonMobil and Total.