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Petronet may get spot LNG today from Abu Dhabi

LNG Jupiter may reach Dahej in western India with 65,000 metric tonnes of LNG from Das Island

Petronet may get spot LNG today from Abu Dhabi
GAS SUPPLY: Petronet receives about 7.5 million tonnes a year of LNG from Qatar through term contracts
Petronet may get spot LNG today from Abu Dhabi

Petronet LNG, India’s biggest importer of liquefied natural gas, may receive a spot cargo of the fuel today from Abu Dhabi, according to vessel-broking data and transmissions from ships.

LNG Jupiter may reach Dahej in western India with 65,000 metric tonnes of LNG from Das Island off the sheikdom’s coast, according to the data and shipping newsletter EXIM India.

The vessel was last seen off the Gujarat state coast near Dahej port, according to ship transmissions captured by AISLive on Bloomberg.

Petronet’s Dahej terminal has an annual capacity of 10 million tonnes, which may be increased to 15 million tonnes by 2012, the company said in September 2009. The company receives about 7.5 million tonnes a year of LNG from Qatar through term contracts, according to its website.

Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Co, known as Adgas, is the emirate’s only exporter of LNG. Abu Dhabi National Oil Co, or Adnoc, the emirate’s state crude producer, owns 70 percent of Adgas. Japan’s Mitsui & Co owns fifteen percent, BP Plc holds ten percent and Total SA has five percent.

An LNG terminal operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Total SA at Hazira in western India isn’t currently scheduled to receive any cargoes, the ship-tracking data show.

LNG is natural gas that’s chilled to a liquid, reducing it to one-six-hundredth of its original volume at minus 161 degrees Celsius (minus 259 degrees Fahrenheit), for transportation by ship to destinations not connected by pipeline.

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