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    Croatia completes 1st small-scale LNG reloading op in Med


It marks the first time such an operation has taken place in the Mediterranean, according to the project's developer [image credit: Croatia LNG]

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Croatia completes 1st small-scale LNG reloading op in Med

The first small-scale LNG reloading operation in the Mediterranean has taken place at Croatia's LNG terminal on Krk island, project operator LNG Croatia reported on May 21 

A batch of LNG was loaded from the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) at the site to a smaller vessel, the 7,000-m3 Avenir Accolade, LNG Croatia said.

The Krk LNG terminal received its first cargo in January, a month after its FSRU arrived. The facility has a regasification capacity of around 2.6bn m3/year, the bulk of which has been booked by Qatar. It also has a 140,200-m3 storage capacity.

LNG Croatia, a joint venture between Croatia's state-owned Hrvatska Elektroprivreda and Plinarco, say the terminal can provide gas to consumers both in Croatia and neighbouring states, many of which are heavily dependent on Russian supply.