The platform will be used to import liquefied natural gas for domestic consumption, rather than relying on Russia’s Gazprom for every ounce of gas. The ship has the capacity to take in and regasify 4 billion cubic meters of gas annually. The Independence already has a five-year deal with Norway’s Statoil for limited shipments of LNG. As it seems that the main additional source of non-Russian gas for Europe up to 2030 will be LNG other countries follow the same strategy, Poland will have an LNG import terminal ready next year, while Estonia, Latvia, and Finland are also mulling constructing their own LNG import facilities.
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