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Qatar­gas an­nounced the safe start-up of the Jetty Boil-off Gas Re­cov­ery (JBOG) Project in Ras Laf­fan In­dus­trial City. This land­mark $1 bil­lion (QR3.65 bil­lion) en­vi­ron­men­tal project is de­signed to elim­i­nate flar­ing at the LNG Ter­mi­nal.

The main share­hold­ers of the JBOG Project are Qatar Pe­tro­leum, ExxonMo­bil, To­tal, Cono­coPhillips and Shell, while the fa­cil­i­ties are op­er­ated by Qatar­gas and Ras­Gas, the two largest LNG pro­duc­ers in the world. The JBOG fa­cil­i­ties started up suc­cess­fully dur­ing the first week of Oc­to­ber, and have been per­form­ing safely and re­li­ably. Around 100 mil­lion stan­dard cu­bic feet per day of nat­u­ral gas which used to be burnt and wasted dur­ing LNG ship load­ing is now be­ing re­cov­ered and utilised in the LNG pro­duc­tion plants as fuel. Over a pe­riod of 30 years, the JBOG Project will save nearly one tril­lion cu­bic feet of gas for Qatar.

The op­er­a­tion of th­ese fa­cil­i­ties re­duces the green­house gas emis­sions to the at­mos­phere, and helps in main­tain­ing a clean en­vi­ron­ment for Qatar.

Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Qatar Pe­tro­leum and Chair­man of the Board of Direc­tors of Qatar­gas, high­lighted the sig­nif­i­cance of the JBOG project as not only one of the largest en­vi­ron­men­tal in­vest­ments but also the largest LNG Boil-off Re­cov­ery Project in the world.

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