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
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
Start-up expected in 2009
Start-up planned by 2010, construction not started
Source: Gas Storage Europe/Reuters
(Compiled by Daniel Fineren)