Germany's scramble to ship in LNG terminal to counter Russia runs off tap
Germany is trusting to a new North Sea coast LNG terminal to supply 8% of its gas usage, but will the next step of green hydrogen slip away, with the carbon targets?As tourists at the Hooksiel resort on Germany's North Sea coastline lean back in their wicker beach chairs or stomp around the mud flats, the cast-iron jetty that stretches for 1.3 kilometres into the ocean to their right is a familiar sight. The frantic clanging of metal on metal at its furthest tip, however, is new.Built in 1982, the jetty was designed to host not just two import terminals for chemicals but also one for liquefied natural gas (LNG), shipped in on tankers from the US. With cheap Russian gas beating LNG for price, those tankers never arrived. Two adjacent plots of land, reclaimed from the North Sea to make space for industry, instead attracted rare warblers and bitterns. Continue reading...
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Zdroj: The Guardian