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Snow Flurries in July Signal More Work for Europe's LNG Ports

Ports in Rotterdam and Montoir are handling trans-shipments of LNG from Siberian fields near the Arctic Circle

GasLog Hong Kong LNG vessel docked at Rotterdam's Gate LNG terminal July 17, 2018

GasLog Hong Kong LNG vessel docked at Rotterdam's Gate LNG terminal July 17, 2018

Source: GasLog Ltd.

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On a hot sunny day in July, Europe’s largest port is busy loading super-chilled liquefied natural gas onto a tanker, creating snow flurries during a heat wave.

The cargo loaded at the Gate terminal in Rotterdam, which was built to import the fuel. Around the same time, a vessel from the Russian Arctic region arrived with another batch of LNG, according to ship-tracking data on Bloomberg. It’s an example of how Europe’s LNG terminals are keeping busy even as the fuel mostly heads for other higher-paying markets such as Asia.