(Arabian Oil and Gas) -- Qatargas has confirmed additional LNG volumes equivalent to sixty conventional LNG cargoes to Japan, demonstrating its commitment to support its long-term Japanese customers. Sixty conventional LNG cargoes represent approximately 4 million tonnes of LNG. In other words, this is enough energy to generate approximately 28 terrawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity, or enough to meet the average electricity consumption, of five million Japanese households for a year.
This commitment is announced after Qatargas' Chief Executive Officer Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, returned from last week's visit to Japan, where he led a Qatargas delegation to meet with senior officials from Japanese utility and gas companies.
Confirming Qatargas is working to meet Japan's increased requirements for LNG Qatargas's CEO added: ⌠These additional cargoes of LNG will be supplied to a number of our long-term customers over the next 12 months. The first of these cargoes was discharged whist I was still in Japan and I anticipate further sales.