The importance of the first LNG tanker’s arrival in Milford Haven has been hailed by the UK Government.

The Tembek has docked at the South Hook jetty and Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband, said: "The arrival of this first shipment of gas from Qatar to Milford Haven’s new import terminal at South Hook opens up yet another source of gas to UK homes and businesses, and will help boost our energy security as North Sea supplies decline.

"I am pleased to welcome the continuing strong relations between the state of Qatar and the UK, which have helped to develop this project."

Mohammed Al-Naimi, Director and General Manager at South Hook, added: "This is a very proud day for us all in South Hook.

"It is the accumulation of many years of hard work and dedication from a strong work force and support from the UK Government at local, regional and national level, without whom the arrival of the Tembek and the final phase of the commissioning of the terminal here today would not be possible."