Spain’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports dropped 4.87% in April, as the country battled the coronavirus outbreak – one of the worst in Europe, Kallanish Energy reports.
According to monthly data by natural gas grid operator Enagas, LNG imports fell to 15.6 terawatt hour (TWh) last month, compared to 16.4 TWh in April 2019. Year-to-date imports stood at 79.34 TWh.
In total, 17 cargoes arrived in Spain, of which five unloaded at Bilbao. The top-3 LNG suppliers were the U.S. (4.76 TWh), Nigeria (4.54 TWh) and Russia (2.19 TWh). Other suppliers include Trinidad & Tobago, Angola and Qatar.
Enagas data also showed that the number of LNG truck loadings last month declined by 11.65% to 910. Total gas imports, which includes pipeline deliveries, dropped 22.4% year-on-year to 23.2 TWh.
Spain has faced one of the worst outbreaks of Covid-19, with closures leading to lower commercial and industrial gas demand.
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