The LNG terminal in Świnoujście handled 4.66 million tons of gas in 2023 -
The LNG terminal in Świnoujście handled 4.66 million tons of gas in 2023
Date of publication: 02.01.2024

In 2023, the LNG terminal in Świnoujście received 62 deliveries of liquefied gas, which is four more than in 2022, as reported by Orlen on Tuesday. Orlen is the sole user of the terminal, which belongs to the gas transmission operator Gaz-System. It added that the total LNG deliveries by sea last year amounted to approximately 4.66 million tons.

In 2022, there were 58 deliveries with a total volume of 4.4 million tons, while in 2021, 35 LNG carriers called at the terminal in Świnoujście.

Orlen also informed that the scale of imports in 2023 allowed the company to fully utilize the capacity reserved entirely by it at the Polish LNG terminal.

According to Orlen's information, last year, the majority, namely 41 LNG cargoes, arrived from the United States, both under long-term contracts and from the spot market. 19 shipments came from Qatar. The terminal also received one shipment each from destinations such as Trinidad and Tobago and Equatorial Guinea.

"We have completed the first full year of Poland's independence from natural gas supplies from the east. LNG has confirmed its role as one of the pillars of the country's energy security system. The record number of liquefied natural gas cargoes received by the ORLEN Group is the result of investments that will be continued in the coming years. Building our own fleet of LNG carriers or reserving full regasification capacity at the new, floating terminal in the Gdańsk Bay guarantees stable supplies to Polish recipients and significantly strengthens the Group's position in the region," said Daniel Obajtek, President of Orlen, as quoted in the company's statement.

As a reminder, Orlen is developing its own fleet of LNG carriers. In October 2023, a ceremony naming two more vessels of the Group - Święta Barbara and Ignacy Łukasiewicz - took place at the Korean shipyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries. The first two, Lech Kaczyński and Grażyna Gęsicka, are already serving global trade, and in 2023, they delivered eight LNG cargoes to Poland with a total volume of over 0.5 million tons.

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