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TotalEnergies backs German LNG terminal on Baltic coast – Expat Information to France

French vitality big TotalEnergies will assist Germany import extra seaborne pure gasoline this yr, as Russian strikes to restrict deliveries threaten a winter scarcity in Europe’s largest financial system, the German companion, Deutsche ReGas, mentioned on Wednesday.

TotalEnergies “signed an settlement for the set up and operation” of a floating terminal for the importing of liquefied pure gasoline, Deutsche ReGas mentioned in an announcement.

The LNG terminal, owned by the French group, might be docked within the northeastern city of Lubmin on Germany’s Baltic coast, the place the Nord Stream pipeline from Russia makes floor.

Presently, provides of pure gasoline from the Russian vitality group Gazprom by way of the pipeline are paused because it undergoes upkeep.

However fears abound in Berlin that the faucets might by no means be turned again on as relations between Russia and the West are at their lowest in years following the invasion of Ukraine.

For the reason that outbreak of the warfare in Ukraine, Germany has sought to scale back its dependency on Russian vitality imports.

A protracted-term shutdown would nonetheless hit Germany arduous, with the nation nonetheless reliant on Russian imports to satisfy its vitality wants.

To substitute Russian gasoline, the federal government has chartered 4 floating LNG terminals, along with German vitality teams Uniper and RWE, to import seaborne provides from different producers resembling Qatar or america.

The primary of those, in northwestern Wilhelmshaven, might come on-line on the finish of the yr.

The undertaking in Lubmin is impartial of the federal government’s efforts and is about to start out working on December 1 and have a capability of 4.5 billion cubic metres a yr, in response to the assertion.




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