Qatargas delivers first Q-Max LNG cargo to Map Ta Phut LNG terminal

Qatargas has delivered the first Q-Max cargo of LNG under the long-term sale and purchase agreement (SPA) between Qatargas 3 and PTT Public Company Limited to the Map Ta Phut LNG receiving terminal in Thailand.


The cargo arrived on board the Q-Max LNG vessel, Bu Samra, on 5 August.
This is the first Q-Max vessel to arrive at  terminal since the startup of the terminal in 2011, when Qatargas delivered the first commissioning cargo to Thailand’s first LNG receiving terminal Map Ta Phut.

Since then, Qatargas has supplied PTT with approximately nine million tonnes of LNG, delivering most of these cargoes via Q-Flex vessels. In December 2012, Qatargas 3 and PTT Company Limited signed an SPA to deliver two million tonnes per annum of LNG for a period of 20 years beginning from 2015. This agreement marked PTT’s first long-term LNG SPA and Qatargas’ first long-term agreement in Southeast Asia.

Evolving market

Currently, Map Ta Phut LNG receiving terminal is the only such terminal operating in Thailand and can receive both Q-Flex and Q-Max vessels. Qatargas sees Thailand as an evolving LNG market and recognises its growth potential within Southeast Asia.