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 Nordic Region. Swedegas and the Port of Gothenburg are planning an LNG terminal as part of a joint project – LNG Terminal Gothenburg. Swedegas is also looking to invest in other regions.
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.