LONDON, Jan 14 There are several liquefied natural gas projects in Europe but most have faced long delays and only four are expected to open before next winter.
All of the projects under contruction or committed to by their developers are in western European countries that, with the exception of Italy, have been relatively unaffected by the Russian gas row.
The only project in the Balkans, one of the worst affected by the two-week supply cuts, is the Adria LNG project in Croatia which has not yet been committed to and is not expected to start up until at least 2012.
Below are some of the new LNG terminals due to open over the next two years.
BRITAIN, Milford Haven - South Hook Start-up delayed from 2008 to early 2009 BRITAIN, Milford Haven - Dragon LNG Start-up delayed from 2008 to early 2009# FRANCE, Fos Cavaou - Start-up delayed from 2008 to mid 2009 Nominal Annual Capacity 8.25 billion cubic metres (bcm) a year LNG Storage Capacity 330,000 cubic metres (cu m) ITALY, Adriatic LNG Start-up delayed from fourth quarter 2008 to mid 2009 Nominal Annual Capacity 7.6 bcm/year LNG Storage Capacity 250,000 cu m ITALY, Brindisi Start-up expected in 2010 (originally planned for 2007) Nominal Annual Capacity Phase 1: 7.6 bcm/year
Phase 2: 16 bcm/year Storage Capacity Phase 1 : 2 x 160,000 cu m
Phase 2 : 2 x 160,000 cu m
ITALY, OLTOffshore Start-up expected in 2009
ITALY, Trieste Start-up planned by 2010, construction not started
Source: Gas Storage Europe/Reuters (Compiled by Daniel Fineren)