Eight liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes are due to arrive at Turkiye's gas LNG terminals by the end of March from the US, Nigeria and Algeria, according to Anadolu Agency’s projections from international shipping data.
Turkiye, as part of its energy plan to ensure the country’s natural gas storage is fully stocked, is purchasing more LNG to avoid supply shortages.
The eight cargoes are due to reach the country’s Floating LNG Storage and Gasification Units (FSRUs) in Hatay Dortyol, Aliaga LNG Terminal and Marmara Ereglisi LNG Terminal this month.
LNG tankers, Solaris, Stena Clear Sky, Hoegh Esperanza, Celsius Copenhagen, Shinshu Maru and SK Audace LNG are in transit from the US. The estimated journey from the US averages 18 days to destinations in Turkiye but takes 15 days from Nigeria and only five days from Algeria.
In addition, the Ougarta vessel from Algeria and LNG Port Harcourt II ship from Nigeria also set out for terminals in Turkiye. The arrival dates of the ships to their destinations in Turkiye range from March 11 to March 30.
The gas in a liquid form stored on LNG tankers in transit to Turkiye will be converted to natural gas, which will then be distributed via pipeline to both the industrial and household sectors.
By Murat Temizer