Spanish LNG terminal operator Enagas said that first truck loading operations have recently been completed at the Huelva LNG facility.
The LNG was loaded in containers in two separate operations and dispatched to the Canary islands, first by truck to the Cadiz port and further by ferry, Enagas said.
According to Enagas, Carnary islands are the only region in Spain not classified, and it is using LNG to introduce natural gas while the transmission facilities are being developed.
Enagás plans to build a regasification plant in Tenerife, the company noted in its statement.
The project, which obtained its environmental impact statement (EIS) from the agriculture, food and the environment ministry, is awaiting receipt of administrative authorisation from the industry, energy and tourism ministry, which is required in order to commence construction.