Constanta LNG Terminal
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Constanța LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG import terminal in Constanța County, Romania. It is also known as the AGRI LNG Project.
- Owner: RomGaz (Gov't of Romania)
- Location: Constanța, Constanța County, Romania
- Coordinates: 44.173333, 28.638333 (approximate)
- Capacity: 6 mtpa, 0.86 bcfd
- Status: Proposed
- Type: Import
- Start Year: 2027
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
Constanța LNG Terminal is a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Constanța County, Romania. The project is a proposal of Romgaz, which is majority-owned by the Government of Romania. The project was declared eligible for funding with EU funds in 2013 due to its inclusion on the first edition of the EU’s Project of Common Interest (PCI) list. The project has not been included on subsequent editions of the PCI list, meaning it would not qualify for EU funding support.
The proposed project was first discussed with Qatar in 2006. In 2010, however, the Constanța LNG terminal project was incorporated into the proposed Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Interconnector (AGRI) under which Azerbaijani gas would be carried by pipeline to Georgia, then by LNG tanker across the Black Sea to Constanța, then by pipeline to Central Europe. This larger project was proposed in 2010.
As of late 2016, the AGRI project was apparently still on track; SOCAR, Azerbaijan's state-owned oil company, said in November 2016 that the project needed more time. In March 2019 the project's sponsors stated that it would be built after the 2024-2026 development of the Azerbaijani Shah Deniz field, Phase 2.
Articles and resources
- Constanta LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017.
- Black Sea LNG: Dreams vs. Reality, Romania Energy Center briefing, Apr. 17, 2019.
- Romania and Qatar discuss LNG terminal at Constanta, ICIS, 10 Mar. 2006.
- Azerbaijan–Georgia–Romania Interconnector, Wikipedia, accessed July 2017.
- Azerbaijan–Georgia–Romania–Hungary Interconnector, AGRI LNG website, accessed July 2017.
- Romania, Georgia and Azerbaijan to bring gas to Europe, HotNews.ro, 13 Apr. 2010.
- SOCAR: AGRI Project Needs More Time, Georgia Today, 21 Nov. 2016.
- Timeframe for implementation of AGRI project revealed, Menafn, Mar. 8, 2019