RasGas II Train 4 to start up Nov. 22

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 20 -- Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Co. Ltd. II (RasGas II) has commissioned Train 4 and its associated acid gas injection facilities at the Ras Laffan LNG liquefaction plant in Qatar. The train will begin liquefying gas from Qatar's giant North gas field on Nov. 22.

The 4.7 million tonne/year train, one of the largest in the world, will provide LNG to RasGas customers in Europe (OGJ Online, Nov. 8, 2002).

Construction is under way on 4.7 million tonne/year Train 5. By 2011, RasGas ventures, including RasGas II, are expected to be supplying more than 36 million tonnes/year of LNG to the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and the US (OGJ Online, July 6, 2004).

RasGas II is a joint venture of Qatar Petroleum Co., 70%, and ExxonMobil RasGas Inc., 30%.

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