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Thailand to Receive Spot LNG Cargo From Qatar at Map Ta Phut

March 11, 2013

Thailand’s state-owned PTT Pcl (PTT), Southeast Asia’s only importer of liquefied natural gas, will receive a spot cargo from Qatar at the Map Ta Phut terminal, according to ship-tracking data.

The Al Gharrafa, with a capacity of 216,200 cubic meters, will arrive at Map Ta Phut in central Thailand today, according to ship transmissions captured by IHS Inc. (IHS:US) on Bloomberg. The vessel loaded its cargo at Qatargas’ LNG terminal at Ras Laffan and departed Feb. 26.

Terdkiat Prommo, PTT’s vice-president of LNG supply in Bangkok, didn’t respond to a call to his office number or an e- mail seeking comment.

“We don’t have this kind of information,” Christopher Evans, a Doha-based Qatargas spokesman, said in an e-mailed statement.

PTT owns and operates the 5 million metric ton-a-year Map Ta Phut terminal in Rayong that began operating in the third quarter of 2011. It signed its first long-term contract with Qatargas in December 2012 for 2 million tons of LNG annually for 20 years starting in 2015, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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