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Hamburg wants to house floating terminal for German import of LNG

Hamburg is ready to house a floating terminal for import of LNG meant to assist in making Germany independent of Russian natural gas at a faster pace compared to the country’s planned, land-based LNG terminals.

Photo: PR/Port of Hamburg/Michael Lidner

The German government intends to increase the pace making Germany independent from Russian natural gas by installing four floating terminals for import of liquefied natural gas (LNG), and the city of Hamburg is offering itself as location for one of the terminals.

According to media Handelsblatt, Germany’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Robert Habeck is in the process of looking for suitable locations for floating terminals that have to be operational soon, while a number of land-based LNG terminals are being built.

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