Estonia must find storage location for 30,000 cubic meters of minimum gas supply

LNG terminal.

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Optimal capacity of the so-called SOS terminal of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is 20,000-30,000 cubic meters and it cannot be ruled out that the gas supply would be stored in Latvia or Lithuania.

«The size of the SOS terminal would depend on the needs of the so-called defenseless gas consumers, i.e. consumers whose main energy source is gas. Taking that into account the optimal capacity of the terminal would be between 20,000 and 30,000 cubic meters. At the same time it can't be ruled out that the gas supply would be stored in a Latvian storage or the Lithuanian LNG terminal,» Timo Tatar, head of the energy department at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, told BNS.

According to Tatar different solutions have to be weighed when choosing the optimal storage location, taking into account such aspects as reliability and cost of storing. «Therefore it is still too early to say who, whether and where would set up the terminal,» he added.

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