Qatar Delivers 1st LNG Cargo To Thailand

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LONDON (Zawya Dow Jones)-State-run Qatargas said Friday it delivered its first shipment of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, to Thailand, as demand for the fuel climbs in fast-growing Asia.

The Golar Viking LNG tanker left the Qatari industrial port of Ras Laffan May 17, carrying 131,000 cubic meters of the gas-cooled-to-liquid. It was received at the Map Ta Phut LNG Terminal in Thailand, according to an emailed statement from Qatargas.

Qatar is the world’s largest producer of LNG with the capacity to export 77 million metric tons annually.

-By Alex Delmar-Morgan, Dow Jones Newswires