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New project to bring LNG to Scotland

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Flogas Britain and Stolt-Nielsen LNG Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen Ltd, have announced a joint project to explore bringing LNG to areas of Scotland not served by the existing natural gas grid.

LNG will be shipped by Stolt-Nielsen LNG via small scale LNG carriers and stored in bulk at the Port of Rosyth, before being distributed by Flogas across Scotland by road tanker, mainly to industrial customers.

At present, Scotland’s off-grid natural gas is delivered by road tanker from Kent, South East England.

The bulk LNG solution has a target completion date of 2019.

For the next phase of the project, a leading engineering firm has been engaged to support the preliminary engineering and permitting of the small scale LNG terminal at the Port of Rosyth. Construction of the facility will begin on the site once permits have been obtained.

Flogas’ Head of Sales, Rob McCord, said: “This unique project is the beginning of Scotland’s LNG future and a chance to establish Scotland as an even greener nation.

“It will encourage the development of a natural gas infrastructure in Scotland’s remote regions and attract substantial investments from leading industrial groups.

“Flogas already supplies gas to many businesses and housing estates in Scotland, and the interest we have from potential new customers is huge. The demand is certainly there. We now need to work with the Scottish government and our other stakeholders to bring the project to life.”

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