Polish LNG terminal to operate at full capacity next year: official
PR dla Zagranicy
The Świnoujście liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Poland's northwest will operate at full steam as of next year, a spokesman for the terminal's operator, Gaz-System, has said.
Świnoujście LNG terminal. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Maciek Kwiatkowski.
The spokesman, Tomasz Pietrasieński, said the terminal would receive two tankers each month on average, about double its 2017 intake.
“The level of exploitation of the terminal in Świnoujście is one of the best results in Europe and we estimate it this year at 30 percent of regasification capacity,” with an average of one tanker a month, he said.
He added that “from 1 January, 2018, 100 percent of regasification capacity, or five billion cubic metres, has been ordered.”
Poland's annual demand for gas is about 15 billion cubic metres, Pietrasieński said, adding that the terminal could meet a third of Poland's gas needs next year.
Since it opened, the terminal in Świnoujście has accepted 22 tankers, including 17 from Qatar, two from Norway, and one from the United States. (vb/gs/pk)