ALGIERS – Tuesday, 11 July 2023 (APS) – The national hydrocarbons company Sonatrach announced Tuesday in a press release the delivery of the first commercial cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the new floating regasification terminal in Piombino (Italy).

“As part of the development of its gas exports, Sonatrach delivered to ENI on July 7, 2023 a 90 million cubic meter LNG cargo of gas to the new Piombino floating regasification terminal in Italy,” the company said.

The cargo, loaded at the GL3Z-Bethioua liquefaction complex in Algeria, was delivered by an LNG carrier owned by subsidiary HYPROC, the statement said added.

“This delivery is considered to be the first commercial cargo from this terminal after the end of the test phase, which marks the effective start of commercial operations”, the same source emphasized.