Ukraine LNG Terminal
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Ukraine LNG Terminal, also known as Black Sea LNG and Odessa LNG, is a proposed floating liquified natural gas (LNG) receipt terminal in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. There have been no development updates since 2017 and the project is presumed to be shelved.
- Owner: Ukrainian Government
- Location: Yuzhnyi Port, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
- Coordinates: 46.623611, 31.101111 (approximate)
- Capacity: 7.3 mtpa, 1.05 bcfd
- Status: Shelved
- Type: Import
- Start Year:
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
The project will be constructed in two phases. Phase one construction includes the FSRU with a capacity of 5 billion cubic meters per year. Phase two construction includes a ground LNG terminal with a capacity of 5 billion cubic meters per year, bringing the facility total to 10 billion cubic meters per year. Three LNG storage tanks with a capacity of 180,000 m3 will also be erected.
The project was launched in 2012, but was then suspended in 2013 due to a lack of sufficient investment. It was resumed in July 2017 after Frontera signed a memorandum of understanding with Ukraine's Naftogaz to begin construction.
The LNG terminal is considered strategically important for Ukraine, which imports a majority of its natural gas from Russia. Russian natural gas imports cost Ukraine $297 per 1,000 cubic meters. Russia refused to consider Ukraine's request to reduce the price to $240, prompting Ukraine to consider development of the LNG terminal.
There have been no development updates since 2017 and the project is presumed to be shelved.
Articles and resources
- Ukraine LNG Terminal, Hydrocarbons Technology, accessed August 2017
- Odessa LNG Terminal, GIIGNL, accessed April 2017
- Ukraine to resume suspended LNG terminal project: PM, Xinhuanet, 17 Jul. 2017