March 14, 2023 08:27 GMT
French LNG Sendouts To Remain Disrupted On Strikes
Elengy’s three LNG terminals remained disrupted on Tuesday and strikes are likely to be further extended, while industrial action at the Dunkerque LNG is scheduled to last until 17 March according to operators Fluxys and Elengy.
- This is the third time the shutdown at Dunkerque has been extended, with the strike to last until 17 March. Vessel berthings remain unavailable, LNG sendout is at a technical minimum and small-scale LNG truck loadings are also unavailable, operator Fluxys said.
- France's three other, Elengy-operated terminals — the 8mn t/yr Montoir, 6.6mn t/yr Fos Cavaou and 2.2mn t/yr Fos Tonkin import facilities — are also off line because of industrial action, with similarly no LNG deliveries, no sendout and small-scale LNG operations available.
- Strikes at Elengy’s terminals could be extended as union members are set to meet, Elengy told Argus.
- Sendout is expected to remain slow in the coming days. The latest available data from Fluxys showed capacity for sendout at Dunkerquerke at just 9.4 GWh/d on 13-16 March, rising back to the full 545 GWh/d from 17 March.
- The latest available nominations published by Elengy showed sendout from the Montoir, Fos Cavaou and smaller Fos Tonkin terminals holding at 0 GWh/d on 13-14 March, then rebounding from 15 March.