Spain’s LNG imports edge up in April

Spain’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) jumped 15.3 in April when compared to the corresponding month last year, according to the monthly data by the LNG terminal operator Enagás.

LNG imports reached some 15.8 terawatt hours (TWh) in April 2019 as compared to 13.7 TWh in April 2018.

Total natural gas imports, including piped supplies, dropped 8.2 percent to 29.9 TWh. Pipeline supplies from Algeria plunged 47.1 percent to 8.8 TWh, as compared to 16.6 TWh the previous year.

Top LNG supplier to Spain during the month of April 2019 was Nigeria with 3.8 TWh, followed by Trinidad and Tobago (3.6 TWh) and Algeria (3.2 TWh).

Spain imported 2.7 TWh of LNG from Qatar, followed by 1.1 TWh of LNG from Russia, with the United States and Norway each providing 0.9 TWh of LNG.

The Barcelona regasification plant received seven LNG shipments out of the total 23 cargoes imported into Spain during the month under review.

Huelva received six LNG cargoes while Bilbao took five shipments in April with Huelva facility receiving five cargoes. Bilbao facility received four cargoes while the Cartagena and Sagunto facilities each received a single cargo. No cargoes were delivered to the Mugardos facility.

Huelva LNG facility also completed two reload operations during the month.


LNG World News Staff

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