|24 May, 2019

Start-up of Bahrain LNG import terminal delayed to Q3

The terminal was initially scheduled to be completed and start supplying natural gas to the Bahrain network in the first quarter of 2019

Image used for illustrative purpose. Residents are seen doing their evening walk near the petroleum pipelines as State-run Bahrain Petroleum Co (Bapco) refinery is seen at the back, in Ma'ameer village, south of Manama, Bahrain, August 22, 2017.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Residents are seen doing their evening walk near the petroleum pipelines as State-run Bahrain Petroleum Co (Bapco) refinery is seen at the back, in Ma'ameer village, south of Manama, Bahrain, August 22, 2017.

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Manama: The start-up of the Bahrain liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal has been delayed to the third quarter of this year from May, Teekay LNG Partners , which owns a share in the terminal, said in its financial results on Thursday.

Teekay said the terminal is still under construction, which has delayed the beginning of operations until Q3.

Bahrain LNG, which is developing the terminal, is jointly owned by the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) of Bahrain, Teekay LNG Partners, Samsung Construction and Trading and the Gulf Investment Corp.

The terminal was initially scheduled to be completed and start supplying natural gas to the Bahrain network in the first quarter of 2019.

The chief executive of Bahrain’s NOGA had said in March the terminal would start commercial operations in May.

The terminal will house a floating storage unit (FSU), an offshore LNG receiving jetty and breakwater, a regasification platform, subsea gas pipelines from the platform to shore, an onshore gas receiving facility, and an onshore nitrogen production facility, according to the Bahrain LNG website.

The FSU - Bahrain Spirit - arrived in the Arabian Gulf in January and has been docked near Fujairah since then. Bahrain LNG was not immediately available for comment.

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