Algeria's Sonatrach takes delivery of new LNG tanker

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Aug. 9 -- Algerian state oil and gas company Sonatrach has taken delivery of a new LNG tanker from Daewoo Shipyard in South Korea.

According to a Sonatrach statement, the 140,000 cu m vessel will be followed at the end of October by a second tanker of the same capacity, currently under construction at Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.'s shipyard.

The two tankers, worth a total of about $400 million, will transport LNG to the US and the UK.

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