Fifth Elenger LNG cargo arrived in Klaipeda
Early this morning, the gas tanker Arctic Aurora ordered by Elenger arrived at the Klaipeda LNG terminal in Lithuania from Norway. This is already the fifth major supply of liquefied natural gas with which Elenger ensures the supply of its customers in the upcoming months.
“Elenger is ready for the winter and our customers can be carefree. We have established solid LNG supply chains proved by these five large deliveries of LNG this year, a full turn from eastern gas to western LNG has been carried out,” said Margus Kaasik, Chairman of the Management Board of Elenger group.
“Today, the agreement regarding the next gas supply for January through Klaipeda has also been concluded. Now that the physical supply security has been achieved in our region and in Europe, we would much like to hope that the gas price curve will continue to fall to help our businesses to recover and increase their competitiveness,” said Kaasik.
The previous four LNG deliveries for Elenger customers arrived to the port of Klaipeda this year in May, June and October. In the following days, LNG bunkering will take place at the Independence floating terminal, and the gas will then flow to customers via pipelines. Built in 2013, the Maltese-flagged Arctic Aurora is 288 meters long and 44 meters wide. Elenger is planning the next LNG delivery through the port of Klaipeda in January.
Elenger started using the small LNG terminal in Klaipeda, Lithuania already in 2017, in 2019 a contract was signed with Klaipeda Nafta, after which LNG was purchased through the Klaipeda Independence floating terminal and sent to the natural gas network. In addition, the company has been supplying LNG with trucks for bunkering ships and to industrial customers outside the gas network for many years.
Elenger offers customers natural gas in the form of pipeline gas, compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). The company is actively developing a renewable energy portfolio in the form of solar energy and green gas (biomethane) production and sales.
Elenger operates in Finland, the Baltic states and Poland. The group has a total of 50,000 customers. Elenger is the largest privately owned energy company in the Finnish-Baltic region. Its energy sales volume reached 12 TWh in 2021. In homeland Estonia the company carries Eesti Gaas brand name.