Prima LNG and Eneco recently signed an agreement for LNG supply. As a capacity holder in Gate, Eneco considers LNG as a valuable addition to its existing gas portfolio in the short and long term. The new small scale liquefied natural gas market has great potential due to the increasingly stringent emissions standards for industry, marine and road transport in Europe.
Gasunie and Vopak, the initiators and partners in Gate terminal, originally developed this terminal as a LNG import terminal argued by means of ships. In addition to the importing capacity, Gate terminal is since 2013 also an export terminal. As a first step Gate terminal completed last year the additional investments to facilitate their customers to berth small vessels and reload LNG in order to support the small scale market and global trading developments. Now the commissioning of a truck loading station for reloading of LNG is a fact. The Netherlands gets through Gate terminal the ability to not only transport gas through the Dutch pipeline network, but also transport LNG as clean alternative to traditional transport fuel for shipping and road trucks.
Source: Gate terminal.