Workers block French LNG terminals, again

Workers at Elengy’s three LNG terminals in France renewed a blockade of the import facilities on Thursday as protests due to proposed labor reforms continue.

Elengy’s Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal on the French Atlantic coast and Fos Tonkin and Fos Cavaou terminals on the shores of the Mediterranean have been closed since May 24 with no loading operations and no send-out to the French gas grid.

Elengy said last week that the strikes would continue until June 15 with operations at the three LNG plants resuming on Friday, June 3 as the striking workers allowed ship unloading and truck loading operations, as well as send-out to the French grid from the facilities.

However, the workers decided to halt operations again at the LNG terminals on Thursday and will probably do the same on June 14.

An Elengy spokeswoman confirmed to LNG World News on Thursday that today’s strike will “halt unloading of LNG tankers, loading of LNG trucks and reduce send-out to the grid to minimum levels“.

According to the spokeswoman, the terms for the strike on June 14 have “still to be specified”.

Between these two dates, unloading operations and send-out from the LNG terminals will be allowed, she added.

Elengy has 19 million tons per annum of natural gas regasification capacity and 840,000 cbm of LNG storage capacity. Elengy’s three terminals are also able to conduct 4600 LNG truck loadings per year, according to its website.


LNG World News Staff


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