LNG fleet increases in size and capabilities

Henry J. Linser Jr., Michael J. Drudy, Fred Endrizzi, Anthony A. Urbanelli Mobil Shipping & Transportation Fairfax, Va. The LNG tanker Al Zubarah loads at Ras Laffan (Fig. 1; photo by Charles Crowell, 1996). The LNG fleet as of early 1997 consisted of 99 vessels with total cargo capacity of 10.7 million cu m, equivalent to approximately 4.5 million tons.1 One of the newest additions to the fleet, the 137,000-cu m tanker Al Zubarah (Fig. 1), is five times the size of the original commercial vessel Methane Princess. Al Zubarah's first loading of more than 60,000 tons occurred in December 1996 for delivery to Japanese buyers from the newly commissioned Qa...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected