German government to rapidly expand LNG import infrastructure

Berlin : The German government plans to rapidly expand infrastructure for importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) through a “LNG Acceleration Act”, a government statement said. A preliminary draft of a related bill has been provided for Germany’s governing parties, which aims to build land-based and floating LNG terminals and necessary pipelines, Xinhua news agency quoted […]
 


German government to rapidly expand LNG import infrastructure
Berlin : The German government plans to rapidly expand infrastructure for importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) through a “LNG Acceleration Act”, a government statement said.

A preliminary draft of a related bill has been provided for Germany’s governing parties, which aims to build land-based and floating LNG terminals and necessary pipelines, Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying.

According to the statement, construction of gas pipelines and infrastructure for LNG terminals in Germany could begin this summer.

Last week, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Hebeck, signed contracts to lease a total of four floating LNG terminals, with a total of 2.94 billion euros ($3.1 billion) available for the purpose.

“This is part of an effort to keep Germany’s energy supply on a broad-based basis,” the government said.