• 1980

    1980

    A concession covering an area known as Margham Field was granted to ARCO Inc, a company established in the State of Delaware, USA for the production of light condensate oil.

  • 1984

    1984

    First condensate oil production from Margham Field.

  • 1986

    1986

    Agreement reached to import natural gas via pipeline from Sharjah, UAE.

  • 1992

    1992

    DUSUP was formed under Decree Number 2 - 1992 to produce, receive, collect, transport, refine, store, buy, sell, barter and distribute natural gas, undertake projects required for the transportation of natural gas from suppliers to industrial customers in the Emirate of Dubai.

  • 1993

    1993

    Gas Control Station (GCS) built at Jebel Ali Industrial Area -1.

  • 1999

    1999

    ARCO Inc bought by BP plc. Margham Field concession transfers to BP.

  • 2000

    2000

    Margham Dubai Establishment was formed under Decree Number 23 of the year 2000. BP agrees to sell the Margham Field to the Dubai Government , and its concession is cancelled.

  • 2001

    2001

    First gas from ADNOC.

  • 2006

    2006

    Approval given to implement the Dubai LNG project. Royal Dutch Shell appointed as technical and safety advisors to the project.

  • 2007

    2007

    First gas delivered to Dubai from Qatar by Dolphin Energy

  • 2008

    2008

    Margham Field becomes a gas storage facility, injecting imported dry gas for the first time for
    re-export during the summer peak demand period.

  • 2009

    2009

    Decree Number 19 of the same year says that DUSUP takes over the ownership of Margham Dubai Establishment, with all rights, commitments and employees transferred to DUSUP.

  • 2010

    2010

    LNG Operations began in Q4. Floating Storage Regasification Unit vessel Golar Freeze chartered to regasify LNG for delivery into the pipeline network

  • 2011

    2011

    Compressors reconfigured for low pressure services to save fuel.

  • 2012

    2012

    Dubai Integrated Gas Strategy 2030 approved - sets future direction for DUSUP.

  • 2013

    2013

    Margham fuel reduced 63% from previous years following compressor reconfiguration and introduction of new operating modes.

  • 2014

    2014

    20" gas line to DPE shore connection point completed. Re-routed Margham condensate flow directly into ENOC refinery. Margham free-flow capacity increased 35%. Commitment to replace current LNG FSRU, thereby assuring LNG's long term place in Dubai's fuel mix. 1st LNG Gas Up Cool Down completed.

  • 2015

    2015

    LNG Terminal import capacity increased by employing a larger Floating Storage Regasification Unit vessel Explorer.

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