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New Gas Terminals Arrive to Ease Putin’s Grip on Europe

  • Two specialist vessels will be in Eemshaven for five years
  • Floating LNG storage seen key to cutting Russian gas use
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Two floating liquefied natural gas terminals are setting up in a Dutch port, the first in a wave of the specialist tankers that Europe is banking on to ease the worst energy crunch in decades.

The Golar Igloo and the Eemshaven LNG are berthed together in the northern seaport of Eemshaven. Both are floating storage and regasification units, or FSRUs, designed to convert the super-chilled fuel transported on seagoing vessels into gas that can be pumped into onshore networks. The terminal officially opened on Thursday with the arrival of the first shipment from the US.