LNG terminals allow for the import by sea of natural gas which has been chilled and turned into a liquid to make it easier to transport. Unlike other countries in Europe, Germany until now did not have an LNG terminal, instead relying on relatively cheap pipeline supplies from Russia. But since the invasion of Ukraine, Germany has set about weaning itself off Moscow's gas exports, which previously represented 55 percent of its supplies. EnvironmentFollowing the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, Germany passed a law to drastically speed up the approval process for LNG terminals. The terminal should be finished "this winter", says Holger Kreetz, who heads the project for German energy company Uniper.
Source: The Star October 02, 2022 04:15 UTC