• 2018 October 19 15:20

    Seimas members visiting Klaipėda discussed benefits provided by LNG terminal

    On Wednesday, a group of members of the Seimas from the Seimas Committee on Economy, Committee on Environment and the Commission on Energy visited the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal “Independence” in Klaipėda, KN says in a press release. During the meeting, the politicians and the Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas as well as the CEO of KN Mindaugas Jusius discussed the issue of assurance of long-term LNG supply import and discussed the implementation of the economically most advantageous solution.
     
    According to KN calculations, since the launch of the operation of the LNG terminal in Klaipėda in 2014, the amount of funds saved by Lithuanian residents due to decreasing prices on gas reached EUR 103 million. This means that over 3.5 years every resident saved EUR 37, and a family of four – EUR 148.
     
    The calculations of KN analysts are based on the prices for natural gas paid by residents valid in 2014 before the launch of “Independence”. The calculations were performed based on the precondition that over those 3.5 years residents consumed the amount of gas, which is planned to be consumed in 2018.
     
    The price of natural gas for residents, who use gas for cooking, decreased by 18 euro cents by this year (in the first half of 2014 – EUR 0.77/m3, in 2018 – EUR 0.59 / m3). 
     
    The prices of gas for those who use gas for cooking and heating decreased by 15 euro cents (in the first half year of 2014 – 0.54 EUR/m3, in 2018 – EUR 0.39/m3). Therefore, the current price Lithuanian residents pay for gas is one of the lowest in Europe.
     
    Mindaugas Jusius, KN CEO, notes that four years ago the gas price for Lithuanian residents was a quarter higher, since before the LNG terminal was opened in December 2014, Lithuania could purchase gas only from one supplier – Russian concern “Gazprom”, and pay the highest European price for its gas. For example, the average import price Lithuania paid in the first half of the 2014 was EUR 29.84 / MWh, when the average price in the NBP exchange of the Great Britain amounted to EUR 24.07/MWh.
     
    Now, when Lithuania has access to any seller of gas in the world, it pays considerably lower prices for gas than before the launch of the LNG terminal.
     
    “The critics of the terminal usually claim that prices on gas in Lithuania have reduced due to a decrease in global prices on gas. This is not true. If the decrease in the price was determined by the global tendency, the price would decrease in a similar manner across the world. But it is not the case. The gas price in the NBP exchange, if compared to the price existing four years ago, has decreased by 15%, and in Lithuania it has decreased – 31%,” Mindaugas Jusius explained. 

    The prices of the gas imported to Lithuania has decreased from EUR 29.84 / MWh (the average price in the first half of 2014) to EUR 20.60 / MWh (first half of 2018), and in NBP exchange – from EUR 24.07 / MWh (first half of 2014) to EUR 20.49 / MWH (first half of 2018).




2019 January 23

10:37 N-KOM welcomes first FSRU at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard
10:20 Responsibilities for implementation of state programmes of the Russian Federation divided between Deputy Prime Ministers
10:06 Brent Crude futures price up 0.03% to $61.52, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $53.03
09:48 Aderco: Planning for 2020 has already started
09:43 Vympel Shipyard lays down yet another hydrographic vessel / buoy tender of Project 19910 for RF Navy
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,036 points

2019 January 22

18:25 Elengy prepares the sale of access capacities to the Fos Tonkin LNG terminal for the period 2021-2030
18:05 Monjasa steps up as the 2nd largest local bunker supplier in the Panama Canal in 2018
17:54 Relampago practices skills with UAE Navy ship
17:35 CalMac takes over the tiller at Argyll Ferries
17:05 NYK gets the highest-rated ‘A’ for Climate Change by CDP Survey
16:42 RF Government proposed candidates to Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port's BoD
16:23 Pilbara Ports Authority achieves a new record tonnage on a single tide at the Port of Port Hedland
15:56 Port of Rotterdam Authority and Rotterdam Port Promotion Council renew collaboration
15:46 ICTSI Subic hits milestone 200,000th TEU move
15:44 Growth seen in several sectors at ABP South Wales
15:28 KONTUR SPb ERT unit’s drills get thumbs up from Rosmorrechflot’s certification commission
15:22 First ship viaVerbrugge Terminals’ new permanent shipping line with South America docks in North Sea Port
15:00 Meyer Turku delivers New Mein Schiff 2 to TUI Cruises in Kiel
14:41 Jotun looks into expansion of ship coatings production in Russia
14:32 HHLA completes expansion of the container rail terminal Burchardkai
14:19 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:02 North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation opens the Port of Mackay for new bulk material trades
13:32 China Navigation to acquire the bulk shipping activities of Hamburg Süd
13:22 14 crewmembers of gas carriers which caught fire in the Kerch Strait confirmed dead, five missing
13:15 Fincantieri to build LCS 31 for US Navy
12:53 Gdynia, Poland to host Transport Week 2019 on March 5-7
12:31 MOL moves to establish 'Asahi MOL Tankers' for pool operation of MR Product Tankers
12:14 DFDS expands cooperation with Turkish Ekol Logistics
11:45 ABP invests £2.2 million in new agribulk terminal at Port of Ayr
11:17 BIMCO: only international action will stop increase in piracy
10:52 4 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 21-22
10:30 Severnaya Verf will build four more trawlers for Norebo
10:16 Ocean Alliance Day 3 З Product : CMA CGM ready for third phase starting in April 2019
09:38 Brent Crude futures price down 0.97% to $62.12, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.8% to $53.61
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,092 points

2019 January 21

21:25 Nine dead in two ships fire accident in the Kerch Strait
18:15 Port of Oakland hails shipping lines, terminal for clean air work
17:36 Evac acquires of UK service company Transvac
17:06 High Speed Transfers signs contract for third Damen FCS 2710 fast crew supplier
16:35 DFDS starts trials of Jinling Shipyard’s newbuild
16:05 Prototype most powerful wind turbine in the world Haliade-X 12 MW installed at Maasvlakte this summer
15:36 Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping launched today
15:29 Yang Ming provides new China-Malaysia direct service
14:55 Szczecin-Świnoujście Port Complex handled over 28.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, up 12.5% Y-o-Y
14:33 Incat to build a new ship for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago
14:03 CMA CGM joins to the world’s largest operational agreement extention
13:27 Algoma receives full refund for shipbuilding contracts with Uljanik and 3Maj Shipyard
13:13 ESL Shipping strengthens its Chartering team
12:46 Leonid Mashaev appointed as Acting General Director of “State Customer’s Directorate for Seaborne Transport Development Programmes”
12:18 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 14,769 in RF spot market
11:49 Dublin Port’s сargo volumes up by 4.3% in 2018
11:22 FESCO and ZIH launching a container train from Germany to China through the Far East
10:55 14 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 20-21
10:27 TransContainer announced its preliminary operating results for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2018
10:04 Brent Crude futures price up 0.41% to $62.94, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.43% to $54.28
09:40 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 2018 grew by 2% Y-o-Y to 14.05 million tonnes
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,112 points

2019 January 20

16:08 Subsea 7 acquires multi-purpose offshore construction and dive support vessel
15:03 TEPCO and Ørsted sign MoU to work jointly on offshore wind projects