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National Grid LNG celebrates milestone vessel call

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National Grid has welcomed its 500th ship at its LNG import terminal on the Isle of Grain.

Commenting on the milestone, Simon Culkin, Importation Terminal Manager, at National Grid Grain LNG said:

“We’re delighted to confirm that on Thursday 12 March, 2020, we welcomed the 500th ship at our LNG importation terminal on the Isle of Grain. The LNG Merak berthed, delivering cargo from Zeebrugge, and is the 22nd ship to arrive at Grain this year.

“Since commissioning our terminal in 2005, we have taken delivery of LNG from 13 countries, further strengthening the diversity and security of UK gas supplies.

“LNG imports into the UK increased by approximately 64% in 2019 versus 2018, contributing to a decrease in the wholesale (national balancing point) gas price of approximately 55%.

“LNG delivers much needed flexibility and energy reliability, enabling the integration of intermittent renewable energy and provides access to affordable energy. We’re very proud that LNG, supported by our extensive infrastructure at Grain, will play a key role in enabling the UK to reach net zero carbon by 2050 by reducing carbon intensity across all segments of the energy system.”

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