March 15, 2023 13:54 GMT
At Least Seven Vessels Diverted On Strikes At French LNG Terminals
At least seven vessels heading to French LNG terminals have changed course to other European offload points as France’s four LNG terminals remained closed because of strike action according to Reuters.
- Vessels have been diverted to terminals in the UK, the Netherlands and Spain since strike action started.
- Cargoes planned for the upcoming week would also be diverted to other terminals, and some would likely be delayed, analysts and traders said.
- On 5 March, the day before LNG strikes started, deliveries from the four French terminals totalled about 1,165 gigawatt-hours per day (GWh/d). That shrank to 600 GWh/d on March 6 and has been at zero since March 7, Refinitiv data showed.
- Elengy’s three LNG terminals are expected to remain blocked until 21 March, a company spokesperson said.
- The Fluxys terminal in Dunkerque is scheduled to be offline until Friday morning.