LNG terminals – part of the gas infrastructure
Today there is an abundance of natural gas on the market at competitive prices and it is used in many parts of the world. For Swedish companies, access to natural gas could be a matter of survival. Liquefied natural gas, LNG, transported to Sweden by sea, could solve the problem and to facilitate this terminals are required at strategic locations.
One such location is the Port of Gothenburg, which is the largest port in the Nordic Region and which handles most energy in the region. Swedegas has invested in a bunkering facility in the Energy Port. The facility is part of a future and more extensive project involving the construction of an LNG terminal at the port of Gothenburg.
The EU Sulphur Directive, which came into effect in 2015, combined with greater awareness of the environmental benefits, are the principal driving forces behind the interest in LNG. Long-term, sustainable, competitive and open distribution systems are crucial if Swedish industry, shipping and heavy transport are to have access to natural gas to break away from their dependence on oil. LNG can also support market development for biogas and vehicle gas.
In the video below we describe how we want to develop the infrastructure for LNG in the port of Gothenburg.