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Grain LNG to Increase Capacity to 20m Tonnes per Year in 2025

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UK’s Grain LNG import terminal is planning to increase capacity by a quarter next year to boost the country’s energy flexibility, according to terminal manager Simon Culkin via Montel.

  • “We're about a 16m tonnes (22bcm) per annum terminal [but] we're expanding at the moment, taking us up to 20m tonnes per annum,” Culkin said.
  • Total storage capacity will increase by 20% to 1.2mcm with the addition of a ninth storage tank.
  • “As we go through these years ahead of us, with the energy transition kicking in with real gusto, we think this terminal will be used more often and more intermittently,” he said. “LNG is there as a flexible source of energy that can come in and back up renewables when the wind isn't blowing.”
  • Grain LNG imported 1.2m tonnes and more than a third of UK imports in Q1 2024, and accounted for a 40% share of total UK imports of 14.5m tonnes in 2023 according to Kpler.
  • The terminal is not providing as much security of supply to Europe following the startup of more European LNG terminals, but still provides resilience both to the UK and to Europe, he added.
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UK’s Grain LNG import terminal is planning to increase capacity by a quarter next year to boost the country’s energy flexibility, according to terminal manager Simon Culkin via Montel.

  • “We're about a 16m tonnes (22bcm) per annum terminal [but] we're expanding at the moment, taking us up to 20m tonnes per annum,” Culkin said.
  • Total storage capacity will increase by 20% to 1.2mcm with the addition of a ninth storage tank.
  • “As we go through these years ahead of us, with the energy transition kicking in with real gusto, we think this terminal will be used more often and more intermittently,” he said. “LNG is there as a flexible source of energy that can come in and back up renewables when the wind isn't blowing.”
  • Grain LNG imported 1.2m tonnes and more than a third of UK imports in Q1 2024, and accounted for a 40% share of total UK imports of 14.5m tonnes in 2023 according to Kpler.
  • The terminal is not providing as much security of supply to Europe following the startup of more European LNG terminals, but still provides resilience both to the UK and to Europe, he added.