Klaipedos Nafta informed that the favourable situation in the international gas markets has led to the highest operative efficiency of the LNG terminal since the launch of its activities. The terminal capacities are now fully booked for the rest of the Gas Year. The Gas Year is calculated from 1 October of the current year until 30 September of the following year.
In April, around 1.48 TWh of gas were regasified in the LNG terminal, while during May a total of 1.75 TWh of gas were regasified.
June was even more efficient for the terminal, which accepted 2 big gas carriers with 278 thousand m3 of LNG and 3 small gas carriers with 28.5 thousand m3 of LNG. Since the start of this year, Klaipėda LNG terminal has accepted 23 gas carriers for various LNG reloading operations.
Also in June, the LNG terminal achieved its record scope of activities. Namely, around 2.4 TWh of natural gas were regasified and submitted to the natural gas transmission system, which is about the same as the overall amount of gas during the first summer month consumed in all the three Baltic States. In comparison, in June 2019 the regasification amount was almost 200% more than in June last year, when a total of 0.8 TWh of gas were regasified.
In addition, in June, the LNG terminal regasified 1.5 times more gas than the amount consumed in Lithuania. In the same month, up to 96% of the natural gas that reached Lithuanian consumers were supplied from Klaipėda LNG terminal. The major share of the above amount, specifically approximately 91%, were brought from the gas liquefaction factory in Norway.
As for July, the terminal is planning to accept 4 gas carriers, consisting of 2 big gas carriers and 2 small gas carries. Repair works are also planning to perform the gas transmission point from Belarus to Lithuania, which are planned for the three weeks of July. As a result, during these three weeks, the gas to Lithuanian consumers will be submitted only from Klaipėda LNG terminal.
In July, the world’s largest LNG feeder and bunker vessel Kairos will arrive to Klaipėda. As of 30 September, 10% of the shares of the vessel held by KN under the contract of affreightment will be transferred to the German company ‘Nauticor’, according to an agreement from the beginning of April.
What is more, the ship Kairos, which will arrive in July to Klaipėda for the fifth time, will conduct a reload operation from the FSRU based in the Klaipėda LNG Terminal to the onshore LNG reloading station located at the gateway of the Port of Klaipėda.
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