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Dragon LNG terminal in Wales begins commercial operations

Dragon LNG terminal in Wales begins commercial operations

Milford Haven: A new liquefied natural gas receiving terminal in the UK that is jointly owned by Malaysia's Petronas, BG and site owner 4Gas, has successfully completed its commissioning phase and has now begun commercial operation.

Dragon LNG's reception and regasifiication plant is located at Waterston, Milford Haven in South West Wales  and can supply up to 5% of current UK demand with the ability to send out 6 billion cubic metres of natural gas per annum to the UK's National Transmission System. It forms part of the country's long-term strategy to reduce dependence on dwindling North Sea gas supplies without becoming wholly reliant on imports from Russia.  

BG and Petronas between them have contracted for the full capacity at the site over the next 20 years. During its commissioning phase Dragon LNG received trail cargoes off both MOSS-type and membrane LNG carriers, allowing BG and Petronas to bring in LNG using either type of vessel.  

A larger South Hook terminal designed to receive LNG cargoes from Qatar aboard Q-flex and Q-max (membrane) LND carriers is located nearby in Milford Haven, able to supply nearer 20% of the current UK requirement. [03/09/09]