Qatargas makes significant emission cuts in 2015

Qatargas revealed that it cut its greenhouse gas emissions down to 25.6% in 2015

Qatargas has cut emissions by a quarter this year.
Qatargas has cut emissions by a quarter this year.

Qatargas revealed that it cut its greenhouse (GHG) gas emissions down to 25.6% in 2015.

Qatargas’ Corporate Planning Department shared the company’s achievements during the 17th Town Hall meeting, which was held over two days: one in the Al Khor Community and the second one at the Qatargas’ Head Office building in Doha.

The presentation listed figures such as an improved reliability rate of 98.4%, greenhouse gas emissions down to 25.6%, maintaining strong performance on unit cost at $11.1 per tonne and reduction of losses to 0.8% of weight of intake.

The company has set its criteria to lead the industry in safety, health and environmental performance; high calibre workforce; efficient and reliable operations; customer satisfaction; and financial performance.

In January 2015, Qatargas delivered the first LNG cargo to Thailand under a long-term Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA).

The company delivered two commissioning LNG cargoes to Pakistan and Jordan in March and May respectively.

Qatargas participated as a sponsor at the Annual Career Fair for Qatar students in the United Kingdom in February 2015, for the third consecutive year.

In April 2015, Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani inaugurated the Jetty Boil-Off Gas Recovery (JBOG) Project in Ras Laffan Industrial City.

This project is one of the largest environmental investments in the world and the biggest project of its kind, representing a significant milestone in Qatar’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from its LNG industry.

It is an environmental project to recover the gas flared during LNG loading at the six LNG berths in Ras Laffan Port.

In October 2015, the JBOG facility achieved a major milestone by recovering jetty boil of gas from the 1000th LNG ship.

The project is part of the Common Facilities Projects at Ras Laffan Industrial City and it is led and operated by Qatargas on behalf of Qatar Petroleum and RasGas.

In April 2015, Qatar’s LNG industry, the 5,000th LNG cargo from the Common LNG Storage and Loading Asset in Ras Laffan Industrial City was loaded on board the Q-Flex vessel ‘AL KARAANA’ at Ras Laffan port.

In September 2015, the Emergency Management Services (EMS) and Security Department of Qatargas was awarded the distinguished ‘Accredited Agency’ status by the US-based Centre for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE).

In October 2015, charterers, Qatargas and RasGas, and their shareholders announced the successful commissioning of a gas burning M-Type Electronically Controlled – Gas Injection (ME-GI) System during the 2nd phase of gas trials on the chartered Q-Max vessel, Rasheeda.

In the same month, Qatar Petroleum President, CEO and Qatargas Chairman Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, accompanied by Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, and senior officials from Qatar Petroleum and Qatargas, visited Japan and held talks with senior executives of major Japanese corporations.

The meetings and discussions focused on various aspects of existing and future cooperation between Japanese clients and partner companies and Qatar Petroleum and its companies, particularly in the LNG trade.

Japan is presently Qatar’s biggest market for LNG. 

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