AngolaLNG – Meeting the Needs of Angola’s energy demand
The Pacificator, a vessel that operates for Sonangol Gás e Energias Renováveis S.A., berthed at Soyo terminal to load the project’s 100th refrigerated butane cargo on the 08th November 2023.
The loading of the 100th refrigerated butane cargo represents a significant milestone for Angola LNG, which has had a positive impact on Angola’s energy sector by developing its natural gas resources. Through the commitment and partnership with Angola LNG, Angola has been able to increase its domestic energy production and become self-sufficient in butane gas.
2023 also saw the loading of Angola LNG’s 400th LNG cargo, which also coincided with the 10th anniversary since the first cargo of LNG was shipped and delivered safely to Brazil in 2013.
Safely providing clean and reliable energy to its customers, Angola LNG is recognised worldwide for its reliability and professionalism. Its strong reputation is testament to the professionalism and dedication of its workforce, 83% of which is Angolan. This percentage has continuously risen since the inception of Angola LNG and represents our commitment to also developing the Angolan workforce.
A spokesperson for Angola LNG said:
“Angola LNG continues to deliver on its vision to be a reliable and competitive supplier to local and global markets; a strong community partner; and a role model for sustainable development in Angola. We celebrate the loading of our 100th refrigerated butane cargo, which represents ALNG's commitment to the country and our support for the growth of the Angolan economy. This milestone highlights ALNG's interest in continuing to embrace initiatives in the country's oil and gas sector that are attractive and allow for the development of additional sources of gas, thus contributing to ALNG's sustainability and consequently continuing to support the development of Angola's economy.”
In 2024, The Sanha Lean Gas Connection Project will gather and export additional gas to Angola LNG’s modern processing facility. The first gas from this project is expected in the fourth quarter of next year.
Non-Associated Gas (NAG) developments are also being negotiated between the various stakeholders as part of Angola LNG’s overall gas supply planning process. It is expected that NAG will be supplied to the project from 2026.
***Notes for Editors
The Project is the result of a partnership between Sonangol Gás e Energias Renováveis S.A., Cabinda Gulf Oil Company, TotalEnergies, Azule Energy Angola Production B.V. and Azule Energy Exploration(Angola) Ltd (formerly Eni Production Angola B.V. and bp Exploration Angola Ltd), to gather and process gas and deliver up to 5.2 million tons of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) per year to the global market via up to 80 cargoes per year using its dedicated fleet of 7 vessels.
Additionally the Angola LNG supplies natural gas to the Angolan market to help meet local industrial and energy needs; and also produces propane, butane and condensate.
One of the main drivers that led to the creation of the project was the opportunity to eliminate the flaring of associated gas, allowing for the development of offshore oil reserves in a more environmentally sustainable manner.
At $12bn, the Angola LNG, built to create value from offshore gas resources, is one of the largest ever single investments in the Angolan oil and gas industry.
Angola LNG built one of the world’s most modern LNG processing facilities, located 350km north of Luanda in Soyo, at the mouth of the Congo River.
To date, ALNG has delivered more than 400 LNG cargoes to more than 25 countries around the world in the global LNG market, using its dedicated fleet vessels, which have covered more than 3,000,000 nautical miles to meet its contractual sales obligations.