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German regulator states that LNG connection line must be built by project company

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According to Reuters, Germany’s network regulator has stated that a line to connect a planned LNG terminal in Brunsbuettel to the larger gas grid must be constructed by the project company as opposed to the gas grid operator.

Reportedly, following the completion of its €6.9 billion gas network expansion plan to be carried out between 2018 and 2028, the Bundesnetzagentur (BnetzA) stated that the move did not pre-empt a decision on whether or the terminal was either necessary or even feasible.

According to Reuters, German LNG Terminal, which is a joint venture consisting of Vopak, Oiltanking and Gasunie, is aiming to take an investment decision on the terminal in 2019.

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