Spain’s September LNG imports rise

Huelva regasification plant (Image courtesy of Enagás)

Spain’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose by 5 percent in September on a yearly basis boosted by higher gas-to-power generation.

LNG imports reached 11.9 terawatt hours (TWh) in September as compared to 11.4 TWh in the same month the year before, according to the data provided by the LNG terminal operator, Enagás.

Breaking down the LNG imports by countries, Peru was the biggest supplier and doubled its volumes to Spain on year to about 3.5 TWh. Nigeria supplied 2.9 TWh while volumes from Algeria reached some 2.5 TWh.

Qatari LNG volumes almost doubled on year to 1.7 TWh while the US supplied slightly more than 1 TWh to Spain in the previous month, the data shows.

Enagás’ Barcelona regasification plant received 6 out of the total 15 LNG cargoes imported into Spain during the month under review.

The report shows that the Huelva LNG import terminal received 5 cargoes while the Sagunto, Cartagena, Mugardos and Bilbao LNG terminals received one cargo, each.

Both conventional gas demand and gas-to-power demand in Spain rose in the month under review.

However, Spain’s total natural gas imports reached 27 TWh last month – showing a drop of 6.2 percent from September 2016 – mainly due to an almost 17 percent decrease in pipeline imports from Algeria.


LNG World News Staff

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