Brunei LNG Terminal

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Brunei LNG Terminal, also known as Lumut LNG Terminal, is is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal operating in Brunei.[1]


The terminal is located in Lumut, Belait District, Brunei.[1]

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Project details

  • Operator: Brunei LNG[2][1]
  • Owner: Brunei LNG[2]
  • Parent company: Government of Brunei (50%), Shell (25%), Mitsubishi (25%)[2]
  • Location: Lumut, Belait, Brunei Darussalam, Brunei[1]
  • Coordinates: 4.6698, 114.467 (exact)[1]
  • Capacity: 7.2 mtpa[2]
  • Trains: 5[2]
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Type: Export[1]
  • Start year: 1973[2]

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


The Brunei LNG terminal consists of a 4.5 km long jetty extending from the LNG plant with the new side berth extending 430m to the west of the existing jetty. Lumut is an open sea berth without any breakwaters of any kind.[1]

The Brunei LNG in Lumut exports 6.7 million tonnes per annum of liquefied gas through ocean-going tankers. The plant was completed in 1972, after gas reserves were discovered beneath the waters of Brunei Darussalam in the 1960s. Most shipments are to Japan and South Korea. The operating company—Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd—is owned by the Government of Brunei (50%), Shell Overseas Trading Limited and Mitsubishi Corporation (both 25%). [3]

Brunei LNG operates seven LNG carriers through the joint venture company, Brunei Shell Tankers. The first four carriers were delivered between October 1972 and October 1975. These older ships were built in France. The three newer vessels were built in Korea (Amali/Arkat) and Japan (Abadi) by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering|Daewoo and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries|Mitsubishi Nagasaki respectively. The first of these three ships was delivered in June 2002, with the most recent ship, Amadi, being delivered in July 2011.[4][5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Brunei LNG Sendirian Berhad (2021). "Lumut Terminal" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (May 24, 2022). "Annual Report 2022 Edition" (PDF). GIIGNL. Retrieved July 11, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. History and Background, Brunei LNG website, accessed April 2017
  4. World Fleet Of LNG Carriers, Auke Visser's Renewed Historical Tankers Site, February 2012
  5. Brunei LNG, Wikipedia, accessed 7 October 2017