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Bratislava plans to construct first LNG terminal

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Molly Cooper

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.

Bratislava plans to construct its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal despite concerns about the growing surplus of LNG infrastructure as the world moves away from fossil fuels.

A ship at sunsetSlovakia’s Environment Minister, Tomáš Taraba, argues that the country needs the infrastructure urgently to secure energy stability following disruptions due to sanctions against Russia.

Greenpeace opposes the project, citing conflicts with the Paris Climate Agreement goals. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that failing to phase out existing fossil fuel infrastructure promptly could exceed greenhouse gas limits for limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

The Danube LNG terminal’s future is uncertain, and environmentalists argue it may hinder progress towards a clean energy future. The European Parliament, Council, and the International Energy Agency (IEA) express reservations about the excessive investments in LNG infrastructure, urging caution to align with climate commitments and the global decline in fossil fuel demand.

Source: Bratislava to build its first LNG terminal despite fossil fuel phase out – Euractiv

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