News Digest Item
29 Aug 2018

Russian gas company Novatek plans LNG terminal on German Baltic Sea


Russian gas company Novatek and Belgian group Fluxys, a natural gas transmission system operator, are planning to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the German Baltic port city of Rostock, Andreas Meyer writes in the Ostsee-Zeitung. According to Novatek, the terminal would help meet growing LNG demand, especially in the freight and transport industry. The natural gas from Siberia will be transported via pipeline to the Russian port city of Wyborg before it is liquefied and shipped to Rostock, the article says. German-Russian gas trade has come under scrutiny by European countries as well as the US, which worry that the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline will increase Western Europe’s energy dependence on Russia.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW article Putin and Merkel meet to find solution on gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 and the dossier The role of gas in Germany’s energy transition for background.  

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