Ruwais LNG Terminal

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Ruwais LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in the United Arab Emirates.


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Project Details

  • Owner: Excelerate Energy[1]
  • Location: Ruwais, United Arab Emirates
  • Coordinates: 24.103333, 52.583611 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 3.8 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2016

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


Ruwais LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in the United Arab Emirates.[2]

In 2012, the United Arab Emirates's natural gas reserves were 212 trillion cubic feet. This made United Arab Emirates the fifth largest gas reserve in the world.[3]

Middle East and LNG imports

The United Arab Emirates is not the only country rich with gas reserves in the Middle East to import gas. Countries in one the most gas rich regions import LNG by tanker. They include Mina Al-Ahmadi LNG Terminal in Kuwait in 2009, Jebel Ali FLNG Terminal in Dubai in 2010, Hadera LNG Terminal in Israel in 2013, Jordan through Aqaba Jordan LNG Terminal in 2015, Ruwais LNG Terminal in Abu Dhabi in 2016. The city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates plan to import LNG in 2018. Bahrain plans to import LNG through its Bahrain Hidd FLNG Terminal in 2019. It was reported in 2017 that even Saudi Arabia is considering LNG imports.[4]

According to the International Gas Union’s World LNG 2017 report, UAE was the 12th largest LNG exporter by share between 2015 and 2016. The country exports about 5.6 million tons a year.[5]

In July 2017 Al Jazeera reported that the United Arab Emirates receives about two billion cubic feet of gas daily from Qatar.[6]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 GIIGNL 2021 Annual Report, accessed May 5, 2021
  2. Ruwais LNG Terminal, News, accessed April 2017
  3. Robert Jordan, "Pearls to petroleum transforms Abu Dhabi," The National, March 9, 2012.
  4. Robin M. Mills, "The great gasification wave has passed," LiveMint, August 17, 2017.
  5. "2017 World LNG Report" International Gas Union, Accessed June 20, 2017.
  6. Susan Kurdli, "The energy factor in the GCC crisis," Al Jazerra, July 28, 2017.

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