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MT Excellence resumes LNG supply today

Published : Sunday, 14 July, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 63
Nurul Amin

CHATTOGRAM, July 13: The supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the MT Excellence, the first Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) is expected to begin from Sunday.
Talking to the Daily Observer, Managing Director of the Rupantarita Prakrita Gas Company Limited (RPGCL) said that transfer of imported LNG to the MT Excellence FSRU halted during the last six days due to inclement weather and rough sea.
He hoped that the LNG would be transferred to MT Excellence on Sunday.  A total of 500 million cft of LNG have been supplied from the Summit LNG Terminal regularly during the last six days. Of them, 350 mmcft of LNG has been supplied to Chattogram area while the rest 150 mmcft of LNG was supplied to national grid.
With the resumption of MT Excellence, the quantity of LNG supply will increase to 650 mmcft daily, the additional 150 mmcft will be added to the national grid.
Meanwhile the state owned and the private FSRUs have the capacity to supply 1000 million cft of gas daily, having the capacity of 500 million cft each.
Besides, Bangladesh's second liquefied natural gas (LNG) Summit terminal has started to feed gas to the national grid after completing commissioning late on April 30 last.
About 503 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of gas is flowing from the FSRU - which is able to regasify 500 mmcfd of LNG - into the national grid.

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