Inpex terminal receives first LNG shipment

Inpex Corp. said the first LNG carrier for its Naoetsu LNG terminal arrived Aug. 27. Offloading from the 285-m Tangguh Foja is expected to be completed by Aug. 28. The carrier’s cargo tank capacity is 154,800 cu m.

The arrival is related to a July 31 agreement between Inpex and Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc.

The terminal is in Joetsu City, Japan. Inpex said it will continue with commissioning work, with a second LNG carrier scheduled for December and full-scale commercial operation slated for January 2014. Construction of the Inpex terminal began in 2009.

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