Saturday, June 6, 2009

Al Rayyan - LNG Tanker

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Date of Issue: February 24, 1997
Scott #: 896

This stamp was issued on the occasion of opening of Port of Ras Laffan in Qatar.

The LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) tanker depicted in this stamp is AL Rayyan of K Line, probably named after a gas field in Qatar.

Normally, these type of LNG carriers are as much as the size of three football fields.

The Ras Laffan Port is one of the world's largest LNG export facility. The Port commenced operations in September 1996. On Sunday, March 22, 2009, the Port witnessed the first instant whereby all the four LNG berths were occupied simultaneously. This scene is only possible in Ras Laffan due to having the highest number of LNG berths globally.

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