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    Singapore's Keppel Gas Imports first North American LNG Cargo


The LNG cargo reached Singapore on April 10.

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Singapore's Keppel Gas Imports first North American LNG Cargo

Keppel Gas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore’s Keppel Infrastructure, has completed its first LNG cargo import under Singapore's Spot Import Policy, Keppel Infrastructure said April 15.

Spot Import Policy allows up to 10% of Singapore's total long term contracted gas supplies to be imported on a spot cargo basis.

The spot cargo of 160,000m3 of LNG originated from an LNG liquefaction project in North America, marking the first time that Keppel Gas has diversified its gas supply portfolio beyond Southeast Asia. Keppel Infrastructure did not offer any more details about the origin of the cargo.

The LNG cargo reached Singapore on April 10 and will be regasified as feedstock for downstream customers and end users, including Keppel Merlimau Cogen, over a period of 30 days, Keppel Infrastructure said.

“Such recurring spot LNG import opportunities help to bolster Keppel Gas' gas supply portfolio, complementing its long-term pipeline gas import business,” it said.

Keppel Gas is an importer, shipper and retailer of natural gas in Singapore's gas market. Its imported natural gas supply portfolio comprises long-term piped natural gas and LNG contracts, and is supplemented from time to time with spot LNG import. The imported natural gas is supplied to a portfolio of major refineries, petrochemical companies, industrial companies and Keppel Merlimau Cogen, a 1,300 MW combined cycle gas turbine generation facility.

"We are pleased to have deepened our collaboration with industry partners across the gas value chain to deliver competitive gas supplies promptly. By tapping the opportunities offered by the spot LNG market, we are able to ride on global trends to support our integrated energy business over the long term," said Janice Bong, general manager at Keppel Infrastructure.