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Congo joins group of LNG exporting countries as Eni ships first cargo

The Italian oil and gas company Eni has announced the start-up of LNG production in the Republic of Congo and celebrated the country’s first LNG cargo, which marks the entrance of the Republic of Congo in the group of LNG exporting countries. The first LNG cargo is currently being loaded and will be sent to the Piombino regasification terminal in Italy. 

The first LNG in Congo was produced at the 0.6 Mt/year Tango FLNG plant, which is the first of two FLNG facilities to be deployed as part of Eni’s Congo LNG project, developed by Eni and sanctioned in December 2022. The project, situated within the Marine XII permit, will see the installation of two FLNG plants at the Nenè and Litchendjili fields, and is expected to reach an overall LNG production capacity of 3 Mt/year (4.5 bcm/year) from 2025. It will mark zero flaring from operated activities in country, and the volumes will be marketed by Eni.

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