Klaipeda LNG terminal covers Lithuania’s July gas demand

Klaipeda LNG terminal covers Lithuania's July gas demandImage courtesy of KN

In July, Klaipėda LNG terminal provided natural gas supply to consumers of Lithuania and neighboring countries, when gas supply from Belarus was cut off due to planned gas pipeline repairs for three weeks.

The regasification at the LNG terminal in July amounted to 2.2 TWh gas, receiving three large-scale gas carriers, which brought approximately 411,000 cubic meters of LNG and 4 small-scale gas carriers, which brought approximately 38,000 cubic meters of LNG.

In July, two LNG reloading operations of approximately 7,400 cubic meters LNG were carried out Klaipedos Nafta said in its statement.

Same as in previous months, not only Lithuanian consumers but also the other Baltic States were provided with gas, since the terminal supplied 1.5 times more gas than needed for Lithuania in July. The great majority of gas, 91 percent was brought to Klaipėda LNG terminal from the gas liquefaction plant in Norway.

The LNG terminal is planning to receive one large-scale and three small-scale gas tankers in August, and two LNG reloading operations are planned, the statement reads.

Besides, the world’s largest LNG feeder and bunker vessel Kairos is planned to arrive in Klaipėda for the sixth time.

The 10 percent of shares held by KN in the freight agreement of Kairos will be transferred to German company Nauticor from September 30, under the agreement reached at the beginning of April. Around that time, ship-to-ship LNG reload operation will be carried out at Klaipėda LNG terminal for 100th time.

In the first half of 2019, LNG regasification and reload of KN at Klaipėda LNG terminal was 6.4 million MWh (4.7 million MWh in July -December 2018; 4.5 million MWh in the first half of 2018).

Clients of degasification services of Klaipėda LNG terminal include Lietuvos energijos tiekimas UAB, Achema AB, from May – Imlitex UAB.

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