Skangass said that the use of LNG will reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 170 000 tons of CO2 from the two largest customers of Skangass’ new LNG terminal in Lysekil.
Because of the LNG deliveries to Lysekil customer Preem has altered their entire production in the refinery and thereby removed butane and naphtha. The change involves a reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions by 130 000 tons carbon dioxide each year. This corresponds to the emissions of almost 70 000 private cars.
The steel producer SSAB is another major customer that will be served from the Lysekil terminal. At SSAB the natural gas replaces light fuel oil in one of their furnaces. This leads to a reduction of annual carbon dioxide emissions of 40 000 tons.
The Lysekil terminal, north of Gothenburg, was built by Skangass in co-operation with Preem. The LNG is transported by ship from Risavika. Through the gas pipeline from the terminal natural gas is delivered directly into Preem’s refinery. Annually Skangass will deliver up to 200 000 tons LNG to Preem. This has an annual contract value of approximately one billion NOK for the next 15 years.
The LNG tank in Lysekil has a capacity of 30 000 m3 and costs around 700 million NOK. The terminal is also used to deliver liquefied natural gas to other industry and the maritime market in the area. These customers contribute to additional environmental savings.
In October the work started on a new LNG terminal in Pori in Finland, the third Skangass terminal in the Nordics. The Pori terminal will have the same capacity of 30 000 m3 LNG.
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