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About LNG
The LNG
terminal
The LNG terminal currently is one of the most important
facilities securing the national energy independence of
Lithuania. The terminal has enabled the formation of
a natural gas market in Lithuania and the Baltic States.

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Lithuania has no natural gas resources of its own so they have to be imported from other countries.
Export from Russia by gas pipeline was the only way to get natural gas in the past.
It‘s not hard to imagine what would have happened if the only pipeline failed – in case of an emergency or a deliberate closing of the ‘valve‘.
In addition to the loss of the natural gas supply through the only pipeline, Lithuania was not in a position to negotiate competitive prices for this resource.
To prevent this, Lithuania started looking for other ways to import natural gas.
The world had found such a way fifty years ago: liquefied natural gas (LNG) is transported by sea.
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the method of LNG transportation by gas carriers - tankers.
For this purpose, a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) was needed.

The FSRU was built in Southern Korea and named ‘Independence‘. Ms Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania,

is the ‘godmother‘ of the unit.

Apart from the FSRU, the related infrastructure was required: a berth had to be constructed and a gas pipeline had to be laid and connected.
On completion of this project, from 3 December 2014 Lithuania is capable of procuring natural gas independently and is no longer relying on the single gas supplier.
On completion of this project, from 3 December 2014 Lithuania is capable of procuring natural gas independently and is no longer relying on the single gas supplier.
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Length of the FSRU is equal to that of three football grounds (294 m)
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LNG is delivered by sea in gas tankers that are moored at the FSRU
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Height of the FSRU is equal to that of a 15-storey building (47 m)
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LNG is delivered from the tanker to the FSRU by means of special loading arms
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The size of the FSRU propeller is 8.7 m, i. e. by one metre larger than the Puntukas Stone
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LNG is transformed to gas in regasification trains
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Its storage tanks would accommodate 69 Olympic pools of water