Inpex terminal receives first LNG shipment

Inpex Corp. saidInpex Corp. said the first LNG carrier for its Naoetsu LNG terminal arrived Aug. 27.

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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