Qatar produces 77 million tonnes of LNG per annum, and is the largest provider of this clean energy in the world. The world’s largest man made harbor in Ras Laffan City, located 80km north of Doha, has six LNG loading berths. During loading of the liquefied natural gas in the special LNG ships, a portion of the minus 160oC liquid boils off as it comes in contact with the warmer ship tank. This boiled off gas is currently being flared at the berth because there is no outlet for this low pressure gas. The average flow rate of the boil-off gas is 100 mmscfd, which has the potential to produce around 750MW of power. In line with Qatar’s National Vision to produce and supply clean energy to the world, Qatar Petroleum and the Ministry of Environment decided to recover the flared gas at the LNG berths to the maximum extent practical. This intent gave birth to the Jetty Boil-off Gas Recovery Project in 2007. A Pre-FEED design had been done by RasGas, and the project was handed over to Qatargas in June 2007. The JBOG Project when fully implemented will save the emission of 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. One trillion cubic feet of gas will be saved for the State of Qatar over a period of 30 years.


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