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2014.10.02 14:35

The final stage of the Lithuanian LNG project

Algirdas Acus | LRT2014.10.02 14:35

Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius visited construction site of the Liquefied Natural Gas terminal in Klaipeda, which should start working in December, thus strengthening Lithuania’s energetic independence from Russian gas.

Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius visited construction site of the Liquefied Natural Gas terminal in Klaipeda, which should start working in December, thus strengthening Lithuania’s energetic independence from Russian gas.

Klaipeda LNG terminal's planned capacity is 2-3 bcm per year, while planned storage capacity is 170 000 cubic meters.

The supplying platform and the floating storage vessel are already finished. The vessel named 'Independence' should arrive by the end of October, while the infrastructure will be tested in the middle of November.

Over 20 regasification terminals for receiving LNG, which is condensed to a liquid and shipped on tankers, are dotted around European coasts, and another six are under construction.

According to Reuters’ analysts, in the longer term, Europe is likely to receive more LNG because the United States is building up its export capacity, which will free up cargoes elsewhere to travel to Europe.

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Graphics of gas storage ship Independence arriving in Klaipeda port
Vs of construction site of LNG infrastructure
Vs from the port simulation vessel's arrival to Klaipeda port
Prime Minister Butkevicius watches simulation

Soundbite (Lithuanian)

ALGIRDAS BUTKEVICIUS, Lithuanian Prime Minister:
We expect that in the middle of November we will begin testing of all infrastructure. So today we can only thank all those who worked on this project.

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Soundbite (Lithuanian)

ALGIRDAS BUTKEVICIUS, Lithuanian Prime Minister:
On 27 October the vessel arrives, and on 28 October, another ship with gas comes, as we’ll we have to conduct testing jobs.

More from simulation

Soundbite (Lithuanian)

ALGIRDAS BUTKEVICIUS, Lithuanian Prime Minister:
We will need to start negotiations and talks with other countries regarding opportunities to purchase gas. I can tell you that we already have incoming signals, but this is a work for the future.