Estonian energy company Elenger has become the fifth user of the Klaipeda LNG terminal, which had a record volume of operations this year. The first LNG cargo ordered by Elenger is scheduled to reach Klaipeda in the second half of November.
Elenger is the third new LNG terminal user this year. At the beginning of June, an agreement regarding the provision of Klaipeda LNG terminal services was signed with the Lithuanian energy resources trading company Imlitex UAB, and in August with the Estonian energy company Eesti Energia. Prior to this year, Ignitis UAB (until 9 September 2019 – Lietuvos Energijos Tiekimas UAB) and Achema AB were sole users of the LNG terminal in Klaipeda.
“It is symbolic that the Klaipeda LNG terminal, which just celebrated its fifth anniversary of operation, also attracted a fifth user. The partnership with Elenger has proven once again that our country’s LNG terminal benefits not only Lithuania, but also the region as a whole – customers continue to benefit from low LNG prices and our infrastructure allows them to provide gas to customers outside Lithuania at a much more competitive price. We are sure that new terminal users are attracted not only by favourable gas prices on international markets, but also by reliable and smooth operation of Klaipeda LNG terminal, as well as flexible technological and planning decisions made for our customers,” said Arunas Molis, Head of Klaipeda LNG Service.
According to Elenger board member Margus Kaasik, the decision to purchase natural gas via Klaipeda LNG terminal is a long-planned strategic step for the company, “This grants us access to global market and means more reasonable prices to our clients as there are more sources of supply available,” said Kaasik.
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