CARBON FOOTPRINT TO REDUCE
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.