NLNG ships first Train 4 cargo for Total

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 23 -- Total SA reported that its first cargo of LNG from Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Train 4 left Bonny Island Jan. 23 under a 1.15 million tonne/year agreement between Total Gas & Power Ltd. and NLNG for LNG from Trains 4, 5, and 6.

NLNG's Train 4 started production in fourth-quarter 2005, and Train 5 is being prepared to start up next month. The two trains will increase NLNG's production capacity by 8 million tonnes/year to more than 17 million tonnes/year. Train 6, currently under construction, will increase the plant capacity by 4 million tonnes/year.

Total holds a 15% stake in NLNG, a Nigerian joint venture company. Other shareholders are Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. 49%, Royal Dutch Shell PLC 25.6%, and ENI SPA 10.4%.

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