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Site selected for Finnish LNG terminal

LNG Industry,

Gasum has selected the site for the new liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal to be built in Inkoo, Finland.

The terminal will be built in the Fjusö area in Joddböle, and the construction of the terminal on the site owned by the National Emergency Supply Agency will require a separate environmental impact assessment (EIA). The EIA will be conducted concerning Fjusö as the terminal location, and will examine the environmental impacts during terminal construction and operation.

Natural gas pipeline
The EIA will also cover a 22 km Ingå-Siuntio natural gas pipeline connecting the terminal to the Finnish natural gas network. This part of the EIA will examine the routing of the pipeline. The planned pipeline route is located in Inkoo, Lohja and Siuntio municipalities.

According to the preliminary schedule, the EIA programme will be completed at the end of February. The EIA report is estimated to be available in August-September 2014. The project's EIA consultant organisation is Sito Oy.

Diversify gas market
Published in May 2013, the EIA report on the Finngulf LNG project examined Tolkkinen, Porvoo, and Joddböle, Ingå, as locations for the LNG import terminal.

The Ingå LNG would diversify the gas market, increase flexibility in natural gas sourcing and enable access to gas by new users outside the gas network. The final investment decision on the terminal project will be made in late 2014.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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