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    Klaipeda LNG Invites Capacity Requests


The deadline for applications is May 25.

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Klaipeda LNG Invites Capacity Requests

The operator of Lithuania's LNG terminal in Klaipeda, Klaipedos Nafta (KN), has invited applications for its import capacity in the gas year beginning October 1 2020, it said in a message on April 24.

The deadline for submissions is May 25, KN said.

“For the second year in a row, we have recorded extremely high performance results of the LNG terminal and a growing competition for terminal capacity in KlaipÄ—da. With this in mind, we have slightly updated our capacity allocation principles this year, for example by setting clear monthly capacity allocation priorities," the director of Klaipeda LNG, Arunas Molis, said. "We are making changes in order to ensure that all terminal users receive the greatest possible benefit from our services and as many LNG carriers as possible sail to Klaipeda."

The 3.75bn m3/yr Klaipeda terminal has so far received 42 LNG carriers in the current gas year (October 1 2019-September 30 2020), and the number is expected to reach 70 by the end of the year. Some 2bn m3 of gas has been delivered, of which 81.3% came from the Equinor-operated Hammerfest export terminal in Norway. Currently five companies use the Klaipeda plant to import gas.