Natural gas supply and trading company Litgas, part of state-controlled Lietuvos Energija, said on October 10, 2017, that the company will supply LNG to Polish company Duon. For the 1st time LNG will be supplied by trucks from Klaipedos Nafta’s new onshore LNG reloading station to Poland.
«The deal with Duon is important to us because it is the start of our new commercial activity – onshore LNG supply – that will allow us to diversify our business. I am very glad we had concluded our 1st contract with Duon so fast,» said Vytautas Cekanavicius, acting CEO at Litgas.
«We anticipate this deal and the opening of the new onshore LNG reloading station in Klaipeda will stimulate a development of the onshore LNG supply market in Lithuania. Distance from a reloading station and customers is a very important competitiveness factor in an onshore LNG supply and our contract with Duon proves that. LNG can become a competitive and cleaner alternative to other fuels in areas that are not covered by the gas grid in the region, particularly in an industry sector, as well as in ground transport and shipping,» – remarked Cekanavicius.
Litgas will supply Duon with several hundred m3 of LNG (equivalent to several hundred thousand m3 in gaseous form) during October and November.
LNG will be transported by Duon to its customers that are not connected to a gas grid by special container trucks able to hold LNG – the temperature of which is almost -160 °C.