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Qatar Pe­tro­leum has em­barked on sev­eral im­por­tant ini­tia­tives such as the Jetty Boil-off Gas Re­cov­ery (JBOG) Project. This en­er­gysav­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal project is led by Qatar­gas with an aim to re­cover gas cur­rently be­ing flared dur­ing liq­ue­fied nat­u­ral gas ship load­ing at Ras Laf­fan Port.

It is go­ing to be an im­por­tant con­stituent of the Com­mon Fa­cil­i­ties Projects at Ras Laf­fan In­dus­trial City, as it will re­cover and col­lect boiled-off gas from LNG ships dur­ing load­ing and the gas will then be com­pressed at a cen­tral fa­cil­ity. The devel­op­ment of the JBOG Project was ini­ti­ated by Qatar Pe­tro­leum in 2004.

HE Dr Mo­hammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Min­is­ter of En­ergy and In­dus­try, hailed the project as one of the big­gest en­vi­ron­men­tal in­vest­ments for LNG boil-off re­cov­ery in the world.

He said, “With a cap­i­tal out­lay of $800 mil­lion (QR2.9 bil­lion), JBOG is set to be­come a land­mark project for the State of Qatar, un­der­lin­ing its strong com­mit­ment to pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment.”

The com­pressed gas ob­tained from the JBOG Project is planned to be utilised by ex­ist­ing LNG as­sets of or­gan­i­sa­tions like Qatar­gas and RasGas, ei­ther as feed­stock to LNG trains or as fuel gas.

The project, when fully op­er­a­tional, will re­cover the equiv­a­lent of about 0.6 mil­lion tonnes of LNG per year, which is suf­fi­cient nat­u­ral gas to power more than 300,000 homes. This util­i­sa­tion of the erst­while flared gas will re­sult in a sav­ing of ap­prox­i­mately one tril­lion cu­bic feet of gas over a pe­riod of 30 years.

The project is ex­pected to be com­mis­sioned in the third quar­ter of 2014.

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