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    Australia's Woodside supplies LNG cargo to Europe


The cargo was delivered via the Dutch Gate terminal in Rotterdam to Germany's Uniper Global Commodities.

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Australia's Woodside supplies LNG cargo to Europe

Woodside Energy has shipped an LNG cargo to Europe from Australia’s North West Shelf, the company said on November 28.

The 75,000 metric ton cargo was shipped on board the Woodside Rees Withers and delivered via the Dutch Gate terminal in Rotterdam to Germany's Uniper Global Commodities.

“Events over the course of 2022 have shown that the world cannot take reliable and affordable supplies of energy for granted, particularly as we strive to decarbonise. At such times it is more important than ever that buyers and sellers work together to flexibly respond to market dynamics. Our relationship with Uniper is an example of such cooperation,” Woodside executive vice president marketing & trading Mark Abbotsford said.

“The delivery of a North West Shelf LNG cargo to Europe also highlights the role that Australian LNG can play in supporting global energy security,” he added.

Woodside had last year amended an agreement with Uniper to increase the supply of LNG from its global portfolio. The original deal was signed in December 2019. Earlier this year, the two parties signed another agreement under which Woodside will supply 0.8mn mt/year of LNG from its Asia-Pacific liquefaction and export portfolio.

Uniper’s director LNG Andreas Gemballa said the company continues to work on securing the much-needed gas supply into Europe from sources like Australia and thus "helping to strengthen the security of supply during the ongoing crisis triggered by the Russian war."

“In addition to bringing online floating storage and regasification units in Germany, we are contracting LNG from diversified sources into existing and new regasification capacity in Europe. Woodside as a reliable supplier is helping us to bring additional LNG to Europe,” Gemballa said. 

Last week, Germany’s Deutsche ReGas said the country's first FSRU had arrived at the Mukran Port. The company is developing an LNG import terminal in the port of Lubmin. 

Germany last month completed the construction of its first floating terminal for LNG at the North Sea port of Wilhelmshaven.