Cameroon ships first LNG cargo as NLNG Train 7 FID drags

Amadi Ufureri, Petroleum news, Calabar.

Nigeria’s neighbour, Cameroon, through its Golar project recently shipped its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo. The $1.2 billion project is the second floating LNG facility to start production in the world after Malaysia launched its own vessel in 2016.

Cameroon’s first LNG shipment was exported by Gazprom Marketing and Trading, which bought the entire output of the project for eight years, using the Galicia Spirit tanker.

Though partners in the NLNG said they hope to take a final investment decision on building the much awaited 7th train by the fourth quarter of this year, the entrance of Cameroon into the NLNG space should be a wakeup call.

NLNG’s Train 7 is projected to increase LNG production at the plant to 30 million metric tonnes per year, from its current capacity of 22 million MT/year from six trains.

 

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