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Germany Receives First LNG Shipment From Louisiana

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from AP
Germany' opened its first LNG terminal at Wilhelmshaven to receive LNG shipments from abroad. (AP photo)

LA LNG SHIPMENT TO GERMANY- Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine last February, European nations have been looking for alternative supplies of oil and natural gas in an effort to reduce their dependency on Russian energy as such sales help support the Russian War on Ukraine. In the months following the invasion, Germany worked to strengthen its Liquefied Natural Gas infrastructure and opened its first LNG terminal at Wilhelmshaven to receive LNG shipments from abroad.

Calcasieu Pass terminal in Cameron Parish
Courtesy: Storage Terminals Magazine
Venture Global LNG's Louisiana terminal at Calcasieu Pass in Cameron Parish.

Port facilities were completed in mid-December and last week Germany received its first shipment of 170,000 cubic meters of LNG from Louisiana. According to a news release on Dec. 19th, Venture Global LNG loaded the shipment of LNG from its Calcasieu Pass terminal in Cameron Parish onto the Maria Energy, a tanker owned by Greek firm Tsakos Energy Navigation.

Other European nations have improved on their LNG import capacity and U.S. export infrastructure has grown also, especially along Louisiana’s coast. Industry analysts predict that as long as European demand for U.S. LNG remains high, the state’s energy export industry should continue to grow.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.