Reganosa has participated at the International Gas Summit INTERGAS focused on liquefied natural gas (LNG), held on November 28 and 29 in Nice, France. The company was represented by its Regulation and Strategy director, Sergio Barral, Reganosa has exposed the case of the northwestern peninsula in an intervention called "The role of LNG terminals in Europe”.
Reganosa discussed about the fundamental role of LNG plants for the proper functioning of the gas market to guarantee the security of supply with representatives of other operators, such as Fluxys, Gate Terminal or Enagás.
Sergio Barral has focused his intervention on how for many years, Spain have been working on the development of the small scale LNG distribution logistics, leading country on this type of operations, with more than 40,000 truckloads per year. From Reganosa´s terminal went out more than 7,000 in 2016 for LNG distribution to industries or satellite plants.
Another key point of the panel has been the push to maritime LNG encouraged by international regulations that limit greenhouse gas emissions. Barral said the company is now working on the adaptation of the terminals to the new LNG supply operations as a marine fuel. For example, with the CORE LNGas Hive project, they seek to create an integrated, secure, flexible and efficient logistic chain at the Iberian Peninsula.
The intervention closed with comments on the operational challenges awaiting LNG plants after the implementation of new market based regulations.
The main companies related to the LNG´s world, both, terminal operators and marketers or component manufacturers, participated in this meeting, where there have been also presentations and debates on the present and the future of LNG. Among the discussed subjects has been the gas role as a guarantee of energy supply, trends and opportunities in the LNG market, technological innovations or the development of small-scale infrastructures.