On Monday, the first gas carrier arrived in Lithuanian Klaipėda from the US export terminal Sabine Pass. Delphi writes that a ship with liquefied natural gas arrived at 5:30 in the morning.
Paulus Jakutavičius, the representative of the enterprise Lietuvos Duju Tiekimas stated that the liquefied gas to Klaipeda was delivered by Clean Ocean tanker. This is the first batch of liquefied natural gas from America to the Baltic countries and one of the first to arrive in Eastern Europe.
The contract for the supply of 140,000 cubic meters of LNG was signed in June with Cheniere Marketing International, a part of the Cheniere Energy company, which owns the Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana.
Another vessel from the United States should arrive in Lithuania soon. In July, Lietuvos Duju Tiekimas signed another contract for the supply of LNG with Gas Natural Fenosa, whose cargo is due to arrive in Klaipėda in mid-September.
Norwegian Statoil and American Koch Supply & Trading also supply liquefied natural gas to Lithuania. The latter will deliver gas from Norway and Nigeria.