Germany in the dead of winter lost American LNG

A week earlier, the German leadership boasted that it had built floating LNG terminals at record pace to receive foreign gas. However, the hoax was quickly exposed, and as it turned out, it was a laudatory populist media report. In reality, the floating terminal infrastructure (FSRU) is completely unprepared and will not be put into operation in December. Der Spiegel writes about this with a reference to the gas construction company Deutsche Regas.

Thus, the rescue of Germany with gas from America is being postponed, since the republic has lost the opportunity to receive and regasify large volumes of LNG in the dead of winter.

Yes, it was supposed to launch at least one terminal out of five planned in December, but, unfortunately, the month turned out to be too short, it has only 31 days

- complain in the German infrastructure company.

The representative of the contractor could not reassure the German public on the timing of the commissioning of the facility, since it was not a simple delay from the schedule, but fundamental obstacles, such as the lack of a number of approvals and formal approval by the European Commission of law, permission from the Federal Grid Agency for management and operation.

In other words, technically, FSRUs can be connected to the system within a month, although this time, while the creation of pipelines-interconnectors is being completed, is critically important for the energy infrastructure of Germany, but it is still quite a long time to wait for permits and approvals, more precisely, the period is unknown. All the while, the country will live with limited gas supplies and overspend its hard-earned underground gas reserves, hurting the chances for spring and next winter.
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  1. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) 9 December 2022 13: 26
    And not all the gas in UGS facilities is German! If in your refrigerator 20 kg. sausages of which 7 kg. family of the eldest daughter, and 8 kg. family of the youngest daughter, you are 20 kg. don't eat sausages!
    1. soloist2424 Offline soloist2424
      soloist2424 (Oleg) 9 December 2022 16: 20
      When you really want to eat, you can eat all 20 kg - hunger is not an aunt, but your refrigerator!
      1. maiman61 Offline maiman61
        maiman61 (Yuri) 10 December 2022 18: 52
        And if YOUR sausage is eaten, and your children cry from hunger, will you immediately break the head of the owner of the refrigerator, or a little bit later?
  2. Anatole 46 Offline Anatole 46
    Anatole 46 (Anatoly) 9 December 2022 21: 03
    May the nemchura survive this winter. But their industry is unlikely.
  3. Foe Pshekov Offline Foe Pshekov
    Foe Pshekov (Arkady) 9 December 2022 21: 23
    Sinking tankers and gas carriers is the best answer to the European dream of a warm winter.
    1. Andrey Garbar Offline Andrey Garbar
      Andrey Garbar (Andrey Garbar) 10 December 2022 16: 50
      And how do you react to the fact that NATO will start sinking ferries in the Baltic Sea, huh????
      1. Sancym Offline Sancym
        Sancym (Alexander ) 10 December 2022 21: 45
        He doesn't even think before he speaks!
  4. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) 10 December 2022 07: 33
    Even if the Germans do not have time with the terminal in December, then Putin will definitely help them if the Germans allow him to do this. He will never leave partners in trouble, even if they hang noodles on his ears.
  5. A.Toroschin Offline A.Toroschin
    A.Toroschin (Alexander) 10 December 2022 14: 04
    So you (the Merkels, Anna and Lena, and the grandson of a Nazi) need it. It's a pity the simple people of Germany, but these admirers of fascism absolutely nothing.
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  6. Andrey Garbar Offline Andrey Garbar
    Andrey Garbar (Andrey Garbar) 10 December 2022 16: 47
    The EU stocked up on 150% gas for the winter!!!!
    1. Sancym Offline Sancym
      Sancym (Alexander ) 10 December 2022 21: 42
      If the winter is warm, then they will have enough. You're right. Except 150% of course.
  7. Sancym Offline Sancym
    Sancym (Alexander ) 10 December 2022 21: 39
    When the construction of storage facilities was just beginning and it, the leadership of the FRG, issued a promissory note for the completion of construction and the start of operation of the storage facilities, I thought that it was very fast, in just over six months! But, I think, what does not happen when it presses. It turned out, judging by the article, a bluff!
    It's about like the French with the repair of nuclear power plants!