Germany intended to construct new LNG terminals to transport gas as a result of the large Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Russia being shut down.
The LNG terminals at Wilhelmshaven, Stade Brunsbüttel, and Lubmin will be ready for imports by the end of next year, according to Scholz’s statement from last week.
The industrial port in Lubmin would first be improved to enable smaller shuttle ships to transport LNG from substantial tankers moored offshore and feed it into the current gas network.
According to the company, the privately financed facility will begin delivering the first gas as early as December.
If everything goes according to plan, German savings rates are high, and the weather cooperates a little, Habeck added, “we… have a chance of surviving through the winter comfortably.”
By the end of 2023, a floating gas terminal financed by the German government should be operational.
The Nord Stream 1 gas pipes from Russia come in Lubmin as well, but the line was shut down three weeks ago.