Gibraltar: no LNG bunkering in current plans

Gibraltar: no LNG bunkering in current plans

The government of Gibraltar confirmed on Monday that the proposed LNG facility will only supply liquefied natural gas for the North Mole power station. 

The government responded to an Environmental Safety Group inquiry after minister Joe Bossano made public comments regarding a possibility of LNG bunkering at the port of Gibraltar.

“Consideration of the small capacity of the tanks will confirm that the LNG stored there would not be sufficient to sustain a bunkering industry of any magnitude whatsoever, and is not intended to do so,” the government confirmed in a statement.

However, future development of the LNG bunkering industry is a “government’s goal but any move to LNG bunkering by Shell or any other operator would require, and government is fully committed to, a full and quite separate assessment of any potential project from both a ‘HAZID’ (hazard identification) and an environmental impact point of view.

This would entail full public consultation and discussion with stakeholders, including environmental groups, before any such project would be allowed to proceed.

“Our interest in LNG bunkering is nothing new and has been publicly discussed on a number of occasions,” confirmed the Minister for Energy, John Cortes.

He added that it is, however, quite some way away and not part of the power station project.

LNG World News Staff; Image:

Share this article

Follow LNG World News


<< Sep 2019 >>
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

6th Mozambique Gas Summit & Exhibit

This year’s edition will have a revamped programme for attendees.

read more >

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2019

The three-day event includes an exhibition where an expected 600+ supply chain companies will showcase their products and services.

read more >

LNGgc London

LNGgc is a fantastic way of raising attendees’ company profile within this market and creating greater awareness of their brand…

read more >

5th CWC China LNG & Gas International Summit & Exhibition

5th CWC China LNG & Gas International Summit & Exhibition will return 16 – 17 October 2019, bringing together the key players…

read more >