France’s Dunkirk liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal saw its activity spike during the first month of this year as demand for natural gas grew.
According to the terminal operator Dunkerque LNG, the facility fed approximately 5.2 TWh od of natural gas into the transmission network, representing a 471 percent spike compared to January 2018.
The facility received five liquefied natural gas carriers in January this year, the operator’s spokeswoman told LNG World News.
For the whole year 2018, Dunkirk LNG terminal received 15 cargoes of the chilled fuel, totaling 2.4 million cubic meters. This compares to 10 LNG cargoes received in 2017 totaling 1.7 million cubic meters or 11.4 TWh.
The facility also completed two reload operations in 2018 while no such operations have been completed in 2017.
During the year 2018, it fed 14.3 TWh of natural gas to the transmission network 74 percent of which landed in France and the remaining 24 percent in Belgium.
In comparison, 9.8 TWh of natural gas were fed to the transmission network in 2017, 89 percent to France and 11 percent to Belgium.