Spain’s imports of liquified natural gas dropped 13% in August to a total of 22.65 terawatts (TWh), Kallanish Energy reports.
According to monthly data compiled by Spanish natural gas grid operator Enagas, LNG imports fell to 22.65 TWh last month, a year-on-year decline of 13.2% from 26.09 TWh in August last year.
Total gas imports, which includes pipeline deliveries, dropped 10.5% year-on-year to 34.06 TWh. Year-to-date LNG imports stood at 164.4 TWh by the end of August.
The top supplier of LNG to Spain during the month was Qatar, with 6.45 TWh imported, a y-o-y decline of 11.4% from 7.28 TWh the year previously. Elsewhere, Spain imported 3.93 TWh and 3.71 TWh from Trinidad and Tobago, and Nigeria respectively during the period.
Other significant sources of LNG imports during August were Russia (2.07 TWh), Norway (1.84 TWh), Algeria (1.61 TWh) and the U.S. (1.02 TWh).
In total, 22 cargoes arrived in Spain, of which six were unloaded at Bilbao and five at Huelva. By comparison, 28 cargoes were unloaded in Spain during August last year, a 21% y-o-y decline.
Enagas data also showed that the number of LNG truck loadings last month increased by 11.9% y-o-y to 1,052 from 940 the year previously.
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