The long wait for Germany’s first LNG terminal

Plans for Germany’s first LNG terminal are advancing, but the focus has shifted from a conventional facility to one supplying fuel for shipping and road transport
By Andreas Walstad 11 July 2017
The Gate LNG terminal in the Netherlands. (Gate LNG)

Attempts to build an LNG terminal in Germany have stalled in the past, but a new project aimed at importing LNG for trucks and ships may fare better.

Last week, the European Commission approved a newly created joint venture by Germany’s Oiltanking and Dutch companies Gasunie and Vopak. The JV plans to build and operate the LNG terminal, which will likely be located in or near Hamburg – perhaps in Brunsbüttel.

"In the past, the discussions were about [an] LNG terminal in Wilhelmshaven or a small-scale...

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