October 27, 2021
Wednesday, 27th October 2021
Despite the economic impact of the COVID crisis, the growth rate for small scale LNG (SSLNG) activities from large scale terminals continued:
And that is without mentioning the operations from small scale LNG or bio-LNG facilities in Europe.
The data showcase that the LNG large scale terminals in Europe offer a large panel of services. This goes beyond basic services of regasification and covers both large scale and small scale. The use of Small Scale services continues to grow, as a viable solution for decarbonizing road and maritime transport and for supplying energy to remote areas.
A reliable ally of the transition
It represents a good alternative to substitute fuel oil and diesel in freight transport and shipping. It can additionally supply off-grid industrial sites and communities.
A lower carbon footprint
LNG is more environmentally friendly than fuel oil and diesel. It has a lower carbon footprint. Replacing fuel oil and diesel in freight transport and shipping with LNG enables to:
Improve air quality and health
Switching to LNG urban areas and ports brings an immediate benefit on air quality and therefore on health, ensuring a smooth transition toward the future green energy mix.
Transparency tools are crucial to enable energy actors to monitor the evolution of the market. It supports decision-makers in their work by bringing some clarity on the reality on the ground. For many years, GIE works and innovated to offer the most reliable and efficient tools to monitor the European energy market. Together with ALSI and AGSI Transparency Platforms, Transparency template, LNG, Small Scale, Biomethane and Storage Maps and associated databases, we count also the GLE Services Inventory and List of Service.
What is the GLE List of services?
This list provides a good overview of services offered by the LNG European terminals. It showcases all services, terminal per terminal, from basic services to the most recent ones that were developed in response to the market dynamic.
What is GLE New LNG Services Inventory?
This inventory provides terminal per terminal, quantitative, actual and historical operational data. On top of those useful pieces of information, it displays technical characteristics on large scale services (Reloading, Transshipment) and small-scale services (Reloading, Small-scale ship loading, Truck loading, Rail loading).
The data are particularly meant to be used for market analyses. It enables to monitor:
Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is the association representing the interests of European gas infrastructure operators active in gas transmission, gas storage and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) regasification. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart of European policymaking. GIE currently represents 70 member companies from 26 countries. GIE’s vision is that by 2050, the gas infrastructure will be the backbone of the new innovative energy system, allowing European citizens to benefit from a secure, efficient and sustainable energy supply.