Spain receives first ship with LNG cargo from the United States
Reganosa’s terminal in Ferrol’s Port received the ship Sestao Knutsen, with 138 000 cubic meters of
LNG. This is the first shipment of fuel that comes to Spain from United States, and the second in
Europe. The Sestao Knutsen comes from the Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal (Louisiana), in
operation since February 2016 managed by Cheniere Energy.
The new route open between Spain and the United States with the Sestao Knutsen’s arrival shows
Ferrol Port’s Atlantic and energy vocation, and the change in the energy sector after the large US
natural gas reserves exploitation. Ferrol is called to play an important role in the increasing flow of
LNG that will come to Europe from North America.
Cheniere estimates that the United States will become the third largest LNG supplier in 2020 with a
production capacity of 60 million tons per year. Spain will be one of the main recipients of US fuel
because is the European country with the best regasification network. The Atlantic orientation of
Ferrol makes Reganosa’s terminal the ideal place to receive that flow.
In Ferrol’s Port are also Navantia shipyards, Europe’s leading reparation and revision of gas carrier
ships. Navantia and Reganosa, with Gas Natural, have an agreement to share their skills and serve
together vessels requiring gassing up, cool down operations and reparation.