Photo: Courtesy of Klaipedos Nafta

PGNiG received the fifth cargo of LNG at Klaipeda

Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) has received the fifth cargo of LNG at the Lithuanian Klaipėda LNG reloading station, operated by KN, during the first full year of its use.

GNiG received the fifth cargo of LNG at Klaipeda
Courtesy of Klaipedos Nafta

At the beginning of April, PGNiG unloaded approximately 3,000 cubic metres of LNG from Norway. Cargo supplied by Gasum arrived onboard the LNG bunkering and supply vessel Kairos. It was the fifth gas supply to the Klaipėda LNG reloading station since PGNiG started the exclusive use.

During the first year of the operations at Klaipeda station, which started on 1 April 2020, PGNiG loaded 327 tank trucks with a total volume of 5,856 tonnes of LNG for sale.

PGNiG has received a total of approx. 8.4 thousand tonnes of LNG in Klaipeda so far.

92 per cent of LNG reloaded to tanker trucks was delivered to Poland, 6 per cent to Lithuania, and the rest to Latvia.

Paweł Majewski, president of the management Board of PGNiG, said: “LNG tankers loaded at this station are delivered to customers in north-eastern Poland. The shorter distance between Klaipeda and customers in this part of the country, compared to Świnoujście, significantly affects the costs of transport, and therefore the price of gas supplied. Blue fuel is used not only by business customers. It also supplies LNG regasification stations in areas where the gas network does not reach it. Our gas from Lithuania is also available at stations where LNG is refueled for heavy road transport vehicles.”

“When assessing the first year of cooperation with PGNiG, we can confidently say that our efforts to create value for the growing regional LNG market have brought tangible results. We hope that through this cooperation – defined by the five-year agreement – we will continue and to an even greater extent unlock the potential of the region. Especially since in Lithuania we are observing activities aimed at greater use of LNG as an alternative fuel for commercial road transport. In this sense, Poland is an inspiring example,” said Darius Šilenskis, president of KN.