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    French Med Terminal Opens up to LNG Trucking


The terminal can now offload LNG into trucks for onward transportation.

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French Med Terminal Opens up to LNG Trucking

The Fos Cavaou LNG terminal on the French Mediterranean coast now offers an LNG tanker truck-loading service at two bays on the site, operator Elengy said October 18. Since last month, bunkering vessels have also been customers. The construction of the Fos Cavaou station and the jetty adaptation work for ships and trucks was supported by European funding to the tune of 30%. The ramp-up will be gradual, to reach 40 charging slots a day (a rate of 11,000 slots a year), in December 2019, it said.

With the two bays of the Fos Tonkin terminal station, also operated by Elengy, the Fos LNG hub has doubled its capacity to load tanker trucks to better respond to the growing demand for retail LNG. Road transported LNG allows customers not now on the national grid to receive gas.