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Pori LNG import terminal commences operations

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Gasum has announced that Finland’s first LNG import terminal has officially commenced operations. The terminal is located in Pori, and will enable LNG deliveries to customers outside of the gas pipeline network. Over €80 million has been invested in the project, with energy support at €23 million granted by the Finnish Ministry for Employment and Economy in 2014.

The company claims that a number of industrial operators in the area, including Huntsman Pigments and Additives Oy, Kemira Oyj, Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy and Porin Prosessivoima, have already switched to using LNG.

Johanna Lamminen, Chair of the Skangas Board of Directors and CEO of Gasum, said: “The opening of the Pori LNG terminal will develop and diversify the Finnish energy market. The option of LNG deliveries outside the gas pipeline network lowers the threshold for the utilisation of gas throughout the country. It’s great that the terminal is now opened on schedule and without any accidents resulting in absence from work.”

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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