Video: Scholz opens LNG terminal in Lubmin

STORY: Germany’s first private LNG terminal has opened in Lubmin, on the Baltic Sea coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The floating plant is operated by the French energy group Totalenergies and the company Deutsche ReGas. At the opening ceremony on Saturday, Chancellor Olaf Scholz referred to the easing of the gas crisis and falling gas prices in Europe and Germany. “We’ll get through this winter. The economic crisis didn’t materialize,” said Scholz. “With a whole new Germany pace, everything was quickly finished here. Shortly before Christmas I was able to open an LNG terminal in Wilhelmshaven. Today we are together here in Lubmin, there together to put the next unit into operation. It It was a good feeling to be shooting here and helping to open the gas pipeline, so to speak. And it will continue next week in Brunsbüttel, where we will also see that a ship that is necessary for regasification arrives there.” The liquid gas is intended to replace the Russian natural gas that Germany had previously obtained via pipelines. The first LNG import for this comes from Egypt. Mecklenburg-West Pomerania’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig emphasized that Lubmin would become a hub for supplying gas not only to Germany but also to a number of other European countries. Later, this should also apply to hydrogen.


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