Posted on November 07, 2018

Qatargas’ Jetty Boil-Off Gas (JBOG) Recovery Facility has been awarded a Qatar Sustainability Award during the Qatar Sustainability Week 2018. The prestigious accolade was awarded to Qatargas by the Qatar Green Building Council, a member of Qatar Foundation at a gala dinner held in honour of individuals, institutions and organisations who have positively impacted society with world-class sustainable initiatives.

The Qatar Sustainability Awards recognise the efforts, commitment and contributions of individuals, institutions and organisations in furthering sustainable development and environmental protection in Qatar and beyond. The awards are supported by the Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development. Built and operated by Qatargas, the JBOG Recovery facility minimises flaring at the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) loading berths in Ras Laffan City. This facility commenced operations in October 2014 and recovers more than 90% of the boil-off gas that was previously flared near the jetties. The JBOG collects the boil-off gas and transports it to a central compressor prior to returning it to the LNG plants where it is used as fuel gas, or converted back into LNG.

The facility reduces jetty flaring by approximately 90% and CO2 emissions by approximately 1.6 million tonnes per annum. The reduction in CO2 emissions is equivalent to the emissions of 175,000 cars. As a result, the JBOG facility supports the environmental protection and sustainability targets of the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030, and supports the State of Qatar’s commitment to reduce climate changing carbon emissions.