Croatia Mulls LNG Facility

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 12, 2015

Pic: LNG Croatia LLC

Pic: LNG Croatia LLC

 A floating terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Croatia would lower energy prices both for households and the business sector, Croatian President  Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said.

The country’s key energy project is still the liquefied natural gas terminal on the Island of Krk, but a floating LNG facility is an option, Kolinda said.
She added that Croatia can learn a lot from the Baltic countries. She recently met with the Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė who supported the LNG terminal in Croatia. She shared Lithuania’s experience in building an import LNG terminal with her Croatian counterpart.
"I am referring here to the Adriatic-Ionian gas pipeline whose construction I believe should be expedited, and alternative solutions should also be considered, for example, a floating LNG terminal," she said, adding that Croatia should cooperate much more with Baltic countries which she said shared "our values and are in associations like NATO or the EU."
When asked about the possibility of a floating LNG terminal, Kolinda told that based on Lithuanian experience a floating LNG terminal is something Croatia could consider as it can be built a lot quicker than a land-based facility.
Asked if a floating LNG terminal was realistic, Kolinda said that it was a possibility that should be considered.
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