T&T’s first LNG cargo passes through Panama Canal

BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (“bpTT”) today issued photos of the historic passage of the BP British Merchant through the newly expanded Panama Canal. 

The British Merchant, operated by BP Shipping left Atlantic LNG at Point Fortin on July 26, 2016 with its cargo destined for Mexico. It was the first LNG tanker from Trinidad and Tobago to make its way through the expanded Panama Canal which was officially opened on June 26, 2016. 

The Expanded Canal (referred to as post-Panamax) can now accommodate 90 percent of the world’s LNG tankers, which will have a major impact on global LNG flows and offer numerous benefits to shippers. Trinidad and Tobago’s LNG now stands to benefit from enhanced market access particularly to the Asian markets.

Note to editors:
BP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT) operates in 904,000 acres off Trinidad’s east coast. BP Trinidad and Tobago has 13 offshore platforms and two onshore processing facilities.

Further information:

Elyse Guevara-Harris, bpTT: +1 868 740-2766
Luis Araujo, bpTT: +1 868 793-3374 

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