The 100th cargo of liquefied natural gas from the PNG LNG Project, operated by ExxonMobil PNG Limited, set sail this weekend, just over one year on from the start of export operations.
The LNG carrier Methane Spirit, will be transporting the cargo bound for Japan for Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc.(Tepco), the same customer who received the first cargo in May 2014.
More than 7 million tonnes of LNG have been exported since the Project commenced production in April 2014.
ExxonMobil PNG Limited Managing Director, Andrew Barry, said this milestone further underpinned PNG LNG’s reputation as a reliable producer of gas.
“Since export operations began an LNG carrier has been loaded on average every 3-4 days with continuous operational excellence.
“This achievement is the result of an excellent performance delivered by world class facilities and an exceptional workforce,” said Mr Barry.
The Project is expected to produce more than 9 trillion cubic feet of gas over the estimated 30 years of operations.
Built in 2008, the Methane Spirit is 286 metres long, 43 metres wide and can carry approximately 163,000m3 of LNG.