Lithuania and Spain forming LNG bunker rules

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The bodies are looking to develop a standard governing the activities of LNG supply to ships in its various forms: truck-to-ship, port-to- ship and ship-to-ship.

Such a standard is “hitherto non-existent in Europe,” and will rely on the experience of both companies under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding.

Spain, which has several LNG terminals, has accumulated significant experience, said Klaipedos Nafta.

LNG bunkering

The Lithuanian company it plans to start distribution of LNG as fuel in 2017.

It is operator of Europe’s first floating LNG storage and regasification terminal (FSRU) Höegh-owned “Independence,”

The Lithuanian utility said it has concluded a preliminary supply contract for LNG with JetGas, the only LNG supplier in Estonia, which is interested in selling “LNG as an alternative fuel for the industries around the Baltic countries and to expand LNG regas stations’ network.“

Both entities are also collaborating in the UNECE Working Group of Experts on Gas, D Task Force, coordinated by GASNAM.

GASNAM was created in Spain in 2013, but has since expanded into Portugal, representing the Iberian common interests related to natural gas.