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Royal opening for UK facility importing LNG from Qatar

Royal opening for UK facility importing LNG from Qatar

London: The Queen and other senior members of the UK royal family will be attending the official opening of the South Hook LNG facility at Milford Haven next week. Also attending will be members of the Qatari royal family - His Highness the Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Her Highness Sheikh Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned and Her Highness Sheikh Hind Bint Hamad Al-Thani.

Milford Haven mayor, John Roberts said: "The event on May 12 will certainly put the final seal on completion of the operation to provide a fifth of the UK's gas supply from Milford Haven.

The facility has already received three trial shipments of gas from the LNG facility in Ras Laffan, the industrial city located 50 miles north of Doha.  The first two were carried in Q-Flex vessels, the third in a Q-Max (pictured).  [05/05/09]