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The role of LNG terminals and storage in decarbonisation

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26 APR 2022 | 13:00 CET

  Our invited speakers from Gas Infrastructure Europe will deliver the GIE messages on the short- and long-term opportunities and challenges for storage and LNG terminal systems operators.

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  • Mathilde Blanchard, Policy Advisor, Gas Infrastructure Europe
  • Roxana Caliminte – Deputy Secretary-General, Gas Infrastructure Europe


Meet the speakers



Roxana Caliminte
Deputy Secretary-General
Gas Infrastructure Europe



Mathilde Blanchard
Policy Advisor
Gas Infrastructure Europe

Underground gas storages are the main flexibility providers in Europe’s energy system today, creating market value, optimising gas and electricity system costs and ensuring security of supply in case of unexpected events. With Europe’s low storage filling levels and the armed conflict in Ukraine, they are increasingly recognized as highly strategic assets, questioning the need for regulatory changes. Should these events turn out as an opportunity for reform, responses will also have to reflect the changing role of storage in the energy transition.

LNG terminals enhance security of supply through source and route diversification and secure access to global and competitive energy sources. They are today and will be in the future an important an entry door to Europe for imported energy, providing energy on a flexible manner and with high deliverability flowrates. Imports of low-carbon and renewable molecules like biogas, synthetic gas and/or hydrogen under the form of liquid hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, LOHC or methane through the LNG terminals will be necessary to complement domestic renewable and low-carbon gas production in a similar way to natural gas imports today.