Klaipeda LNG Terminal meets Lithunia’s Domestic Gas demand

(Image Courtesy: Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania)

In July, Klaipeda LNG Terminal ensured a reliable supply of natural gas to users of Lithuania and neighboring countries, when due to pipeline repair works in Belarus for three weeks, gas was not supplied from the neighboring country. This, as well as the favorable situation on the international gas markets, results in extremely intensive and efficient operation of the terminals owned by the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and oil terminal operator KN in Klaipėda.

Nearly 2.2 TWh of gas were regasified at the LNG terminal in July, 2.7 times more than a month ago. The LNG terminal was also characterized by productivity in the field of cargo handling – in July 3 large gas carriers were taken, which brought about 411 thousand tons. cubic LNG and 4 small gas carriers, which brought about 38 thousand. cubic m LNG. In July, two LNG reloading operations were also carried out, amounting to about 7.4 thousand. cubic m.

As in previous months, gas was supplied not only to Lithuanian consumers, but also to other Baltic countries, as 1.5 times more gas was used in the terminal than was used in Lithuania in July. Most of the gas – 91 percent. – from the gas liquefaction plant in Norway to Klaipeda LNG terminal.

“The favorable situation in international markets is increasing demand for Klaipeda LNG terminal services. The reliable, intensive and efficient operation of the terminal not only ensured Lithuania’s energy security in July, but also increased the interest of potential terminal users in the potential new business opportunities. We expect to maintain good indicators by the end of this year – terminal users are actively reserving the terminal capacity for the next gas year – the arrival of large gas carriers in all winter months has already been approved, ”said Arūnas Molis, Head of Klaipeda LNG Service.

In August, the LNG terminal is scheduled to receive 1 large and 3 small gas carriers, as well as 2 LNG reloading operations.

It is also expected that Kairos, the world’s largest LNG transport and bunkering vessel, will arrive in Klaipeda for the 6th time at the end of August. in the charter agreement, KN would hold shares from 30 September. will be transferred to the German company Nauticor in accordance with the agreement reached in early April. At the same time the 100th ship-to-ship LNG reloading operation will take place at Klaipėda LNG terminal.

2019 In the first half of the year, the regasification and overload of CNG LNG at the Klaipėda LNG Terminal amounted to 6.4 million litas. MWh (4.7 million MWh in July-December 2018, 4.5 million MWh in the first half of 2018).

The gasification services provided at the Klaipėda LNG terminal have been used by UAB Lietuvos Energijos Tiekimas, AB Achema since May. – UAB Imlitex.

Sea News, August 12

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra