QP UNDERLINES ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT
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.