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4000th tank truck loaded with LNG at Swionujscie terminal

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LNG Industry,

PGNiG has released a statement claiming that the 4000th tank truck loaded with LNG has successfully left the Swionujscie terminal.

PGNiG claims that it has strengthened its position in the small scale LNG market, with almost 18% more liquefied gas dispatched by the company from the terminal last year compared to in 2017.

According to the statement, the vast majority of LNG imported by PGNiG to Poland is regasified in the Swinoujscie terminal and then transferred into the gas network. Nonetheless, the volume of LNG delivered to end-users is increasing. Using LNG, natural gas can be supplied to customers with no access to the countrywide network of pipelines. In 2018, 1794 LNG tank trucks filled with LNG left the Swinoujscie terminal. This is compared to just 1523 in the previous year. Since mid-2016, when operations officially commenced at the LNG terminal, a total of 4000 tank trucks have been loaded with LNG by PGNiG.

PGNiG claims that the majority of the LNG it sells comes from the Swinoujscie terminal, where it is delivered by ships from Qatar, Norway and the US. According to the statement, the other source of supply of the Polish small scale LNG market is the company’s own liquefaction facilities in Odolanów and Grodzisk Wielkopolski. According to the estimates, PGNiG holds an almost 70% share in the Polish small scale LNG market. The remaining part of the market is supplied by other entities importing this fuel by tank trucks.

Maciej Wozniak, Vice President of the PGNIG SA Management Board for Trade, said: “Growing sales of LNG are a consequence of the growing share of LNG in PGNiG’s import portfolio. The primary cause, however, is a rapid increase in demand for natural gas in liquefied form.

“Our customers appreciate the highest quality and security of deliveries of the product offered by PGNiG.”

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