Elengy’s LNG terminals to remain shut due to strike

Elengy’s three LNG import terminals in France will remain shut until next week due to a strike against the government’s pension reform.

The LNG import terminals “remain blocked,” a spokeswoman for Elengy told LNG Prime via email on Tuesday.

“The strike has been extended to March 21,” she said.

Elengy, a unit of Engie’s GRTgaz, said on March 6 that the company’s three LNG facilities will not provide any services due to a strike of its staff.

The spokeswoman said at the time that the shutdown was expected to last until the next union general assembly scheduled for March 14.

This means that the workers decided to extend the strike for another week.

Elengy operates the Fos Tonkin and Fos Cavaou LNG terminals on the Mediterranean coast, and the Montoir-de-Bretagne facility on the Atlantic coast.

According to Elengy, record 329 ships called at its three LNG facilities last year, while the firm injected some 226 TWh into the grid.

Dunkirk LNG remains shut as well

Besides these three LNG terminals, France also has the Dunkirk LNG import terminal.

Dunkerque LNG, the operator of the Dunkirk LNG facility led by Belgium’s Fluxys, declared force majeure due to a strike on March 7.

The LNG terminal operator said in a note that it has extended the force majeure to March 17.

The terminal’s jetty and the truck loading bay will not be available during the period, it said, adding that the delivery capacity is reduced to the “minimum”.

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