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Project Announcements & Inaugurations

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RASGAS' STORY HAS BEEN ONE OF PROMISE, OPPORTUNITY AND GROWTH. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR KEY MILESTONES HERE.

April 2015: The Jetty Boil-Off Gas Recovery Project (JBOG) is inaugurated by H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin KHalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar.

December 2013: The Ras Laffan Helium 2 plant is inaugurated, the largest such facility in the world, making Qatar the world's number one helium exporter and second-largest producer.

November 2011: H.H. the Emir (then Heir Apparent), Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani lays the foundation stone for the Barzan Gas Project.

January 2011: H.E. Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Attiyah launches the Barzan Gas Project, which will produce gas from Qatar to Qatar.

May 2010: H.H. the Father Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, inaugurates Al Khaleej Gas (AKG-2).

October 2009: H.H. the Father Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, inaugurates RasGas Train 6, one of a new generatiÓn of LNG mega-trains.

April 2009: RasGas Common Offplots storage and loading facilities at Ras Laffan is opened.

March 2007: H.H. the Emir (now the Father Emir), Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani inaugurates RasGasTrain 5.

November 2005: H.H. the Emir (now the Father Emir), Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, inaugurates RasGas Train 4.

September 2005: RL3 awards the onshore and offshore engineering, procurement and construction contracts for Trains 6 and 7.

July 2005: Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (3) - (RL3) - is established to own RasGas Trains 6 and 7, the company’s first mega-trains.

May 2005: Qatar Petroleum, ExxonMobil and Edison sign agreements for the Adriatic LNG Terminal. Located 15 kilometres off the coast of Italy, the Adriatic LNG terminal is the world’s first offshore LNG terminal and is capable of supplying around 1 per cent of Italy’s natural gas requirements.

March 2004: His Highness the Emir (now Father Emir),Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, inaugurates RasGas Train 3, which incorporates several technological firsts and is the first of the three LNG trains in the RasGas Expansion Project.

May 2003: RasGas, RL (II) and Qatargas combine resources to plan, build and operate the Ras Laffan Helium Project.

March 2003: RasGas is appointed to build and operate phase one of the Al Khaleej Gas project (AKG-1) on behalf of Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil Middle East Gas Marketing.

January 2002: HH the Heir Apparent (now the Emir), Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, lays the foundation stone for RasGasTrain 3.

July 2001: RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) is established to operate all RasGas LNG trains, associated facilities and further projects.

March 2001: Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company (II) is established to own Trains 3, 4 and 5.

October 1999: H.H. the Emir (now the Father Emir), Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, inaugurates RasGas' first LNG train facilities, Trains 1 and 2.

June 1993: Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited is established by Emiri decree to operate RasGas Trains 1 and 2.

Facility Start Ups

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June 2013: The Ras Laffan Helium 2 plant produces its first liquid helium.

February 2010: RasGas Train 7 enters production raising the company's total LNG production capacity to approximately 37 Mta.

December 2009: Phase 2 of Al Khaleej Gas (AKG-2) comes on stream.

August 2009: Train 6 prduces its first LNG.

February 2008: The Helium -1 plant reaches its full production capacity.

November 2006: RasGas Train 5 comes on stream, within budget and 14 weeks ahead of schedule.

November 2005: RasGas starts up the first phase of the Al-Khaleej Gas project (AKG-1).

August 2005: The Ras Laffan Helium project produces its first liquid helium. The gas is present in minute quantities in most natural gas deposits and Qatar holds around 28 per cent of the world's known reserves.

August 2005: Train 4 and its associated acid-gas injection facilities are successfully commissioned ahead of schedule, and the new train produces its first LNG. The aggregate LNG production capacity of Trains 1, 2, 3 and 4 is 16 Mta.

February 2004: RasGas' Train 3 produces its first LNG, which is loaded for delivery to India, where the new Petronet terminal at Dahej in Gujarat is formally inaugurated.

April 2000: Train 2 begins LNG production. The aggregate capacity of Trains 1 and 2 is 6.6 Mta.

May 1999: Train 1 begins operations: after years of intensive planning and construction activity, RasGas produces its first LNG.

April 1999: Train 1 begins operations. After more than a decade of intensive planning and construction activity, RasGas produces its first LNG.

Sales Agreements

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February 2012: RasGas signs a 20-year agreement with KOGAS for the supply of 2 Mta from 2013, plus incremental volumes from 2012 to 2016.

December 2011: RasGas signs an agreement with CPC Corporation of Taiwan for the supply of 1.5 Mta of LNG from 2013, plus incremental volumes from 2012 to 2016.

October 2011: RasGas and EDF Trading sign a long-term agreement for LNG deliveries of up to 3.4 Mta

January 2009: CPC Corporation of Taiwan buys a 5 per cent stake in RasGas Train 5.

April 2007: RasGas and EDF sign a mid-term LNG supply agreement for deliveries of up to 3.4 Mta.

September 2005: RL (II) signs an agreement with the CPC Corporation of Taiwan to supply 3 Mta of LNG.

February 2005: RasGas signs an agreement with Distrigas of Belgium to supply 2.07 Mta of LNG for 20 years from 2007.

June 2004: Fluxys LNG and RasGas sign an agreement for the supply of Qatari LNG to Europe from 2007 via the Fluxys Zeebrugge terminal.

November 2003: RL (II) and Edison Gas agree to increase deliveries of LNG to 4.6 Mta from 2008.

July 2003: RL (II) and Endesa Generación sign a 20-year agreement for the supply of 0.8 Mta of LNG from 2005

March 2003: RL (II) signs an exclusive heads of agreement with CPC Corporation of Taiwan to supply 3 Mta of LNG from 2008.

June 2001: RL (II) and Edison Gas sign a 25 - year agreement for the supply of 3.5 Mta of LNG from 2005.

July 1999: RasGas agrees to supply Petronet LNG of India with 5 Mta of LNG, with an agreement for a further 2.5 Mta.

October 1995: RasGas signs an agreement with the Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) to supply 2.4 Mta of LNG. By 1997, annual deliveries of LNG to KOGAS have been increased to 4.9 Mta.

Company Firsts, Awards & Achievements

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May 2014: RasGas Venture Group records 130 million man-hours without lost-time incidents.

April 2014: Qatar breaks world's largest reading lesson Guinness record.

May 2013: RasGas is awarded its third consecutive Qatarization Crystal Award in recognition of its ongoing commitment to Qatarization.

August 2012: The Fuwairit, RasGas' first dedicated LNG carrier, loads its 100th cargo.

May 2012: RasGas receivesits second Energy and Industry Sector Qatarization Crystal Award for its Qatarization programme.

March 2012: RasGas Headquarters is awarded Qatar’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for commercial interiors with Green Building Rating System™ Gold Level by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

February 2012: RasGas is awarded the Euromoney Financial Deal of the year Award by Euromoney for the Barzan Gas Project.

October 2010: RasGas delivers its first cargo of LNG to Brazil.

September 2010: RasGas becomes the first Qatari energy company to publish a comprehensive sustainability report.

May 2010: RasGas receives the Energy and Industry Sector Qatarization Award for its Qatarization programme.

May 2010: At Ras Laffan port, RasGas loads the first ever cargo of Qatari LNG for Argentina.

February 2010: RasGas’ ships Al Utouriya and Al Huwaila deliver the first fully-loaded Q-Flex cargoes of LNG to the Fluxys Zeebrugge LNG terminal in Belgium.

October 2009: RasGas' receives its first Q-Max ship, Al Dafna.

April 2009: At the Aliaga terminal in Turkey, Egegaz receives a short-term spot cargo of RasGas LNG.

October 2006: RasGas makes its first LNG delivery to Mexico.

May 2004: RL (II) takes delivery of Maersk Ras Laffan, its second LNG carrier.

January 2004: RL (II) takes the delivery of Fuwairit, its first dedicated LNG carrier.

September 2001: RasGas makes its first loan repayments and pays the first dividends to shareholders.

August 1999: RasGas’ first LNG shipment leaves Qatar for South Korea on KOGAS’ chartered vessel, the SK Summit.

 
   
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