Tokyo Gas Opens Hitachi LNG Terminal

first_imgzoom Japan’s natural gas provider Tokyo Gas has launched operations at its newly constructed Hitachi LNG Terminal in the port of Hitachi.The new terminal is equipped with a 230,000 kilolitre LNG storage tank, capable of holding some 100,000 tons of chilled gas, as well as a 50,000 kilolitre LPG storage tank.The company said that it also started using the new high pressure trunk line Ibaraki-Tochigi Line, which brings Tokyo Gas’ owned high pressure pipeline network to a total of 950km, located mainly around Tokyo metropolitan area.The construction of the terminal and the line commenced in 2012 and, according to Tokyo gas, they are expected to meet the future growth of gas demand.The company said that it plans to construct a second LNG storage tank at the terminal by 2020, adding that the energy security would be improved in the Kanto region by looping high pressure trunk lines through connecting existing Kashima Waterfront Line and the new Ibaraki-Line.The move comes less than a month after the natural gas provider entered a heads of agreement with Diamond Gas International, Mitsubishi Corporation’s subsidiary, for sale and purchase of LNG from the Cameron LNG project in the United States.Under the agreement, Tokyo Gas said it would buy some 200,000 tons of LNG, equivalent to three cargoes per year, from Diamond Gas International at a price linked to the US natural gas market.last_img read more

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Moroccan Woman Saved by Spanish surgeon

Rabat – A Spanish surgeon has helped a Moroccan woman recover her face, according to El PaisSamira Benhar was recently rescued in Spain from neurofibromatosis type I, gave a press conference this Thursday, June 1 in Valencia hospital.She was accompanied by her Spanish surgeon, Pedro Cavadas. Within a year, the 39-year-old had three operations in order to extract a tumor that was disfiguring her face and caused her to be unable to see from one eye. Because the physical symptoms caused by this illness, Samira suffered from a “social rejection” as she explained, in addition to harassment that her children were subjected to: “A new life was given to me, because the present situation was unbearable.”Samira’s journey to recovery began with a meeting with a pharmacist in Casablanca. She took a picture of Samira and said to her, “I don’t promise you anything, but I will try to help you.” The pharmacist’s family, who lives in Spain, welcomed Samira into their family. The Islamic center of Valencia offered her interpretation and assistance during her visit.Dr. Cavadas explained to journalists that he helped Samira because her file “presented possibilities for surgical improvements.”He thanked the people who introduced the young woman to him. “Those are engaged people that are willing to help, in contradiction to those that sometimes want to leave the problems without cooperating. ““Living in dignity”The Valencia hospital paid for the entire cost of the surgery. Pedro Cavadas is one of the most well known surgeons in the world. In 2008, he performed the first double hand transplant in Spain, In 2009 he performed the first face transplant in Spain. In two or three weeks, Samira will be able to return to Morocco. Rejected by her husband, the association Adra is prepared to give her financial support in order to allow her to “live in dignity” with her two sons.Edited by Timothy Filla read more

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