In 1995, the first offshore drilling was also started. LNG production started in 1996. The first LNG vessel named Al Zubara was delivered to Qatargas in 1996. The first LNG shipment was loaded and delivered from the port of Ras Laffa Industrial City in 1996 to Japan and in 1997 to Spain (Enagás). In the same year 1997, the then Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani opened 1 LNG plant and facilities in Qatar, and the first sulfur plant started operating (Sulphuri Plant 1). In 2000, 10 million tons of LNG were shipped to Japan after shipments began in 1996. Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company II (RL II) and RasGas Company was established in 2001 to operate LNG trains and related facilities, also which is located in Ras Laffan. Industrial city.
In addition, Qatargas announced in 2014 that it had successfully launched the Jetty Boil-off Gas Recovery project, which aimed to reduce flaring at the Ras Laffan LNG loading dock and was commissioned in 2015. 5,000 were commissioned in 2015. LNG cargo was loaded at Ras Laffan The port, of which 2,300 were shipped to Japanese customers, as well as the first LNG sale to the Kingdom of Jordan and the first LNG delivery to the National Petroleum Company of Pakistan in 2016.