Video: Le Havre, France’s first LNG terminal
The Le Havre LNG import terminal was the first of its kind in France.
Construction work began in 1962 with the aim of meeting 40% of the Paris region’s annual consumption of gas.
It was the destination for the first LNG supply chain between Algeria and France in March 1965.
Thereafter, the Le Havre LNG terminal, which was operated by Gaz de France (now Engie), received around half a billion cubic meters of natural gas every year, shipped from the Algerian coast to the coast of Normandy.
It closed in 1989 after 24 years of service, because its capacity was no longer sufficient.