According to data and analytics company GlobalData, analysis of the European Union (EU) regasification market shows that Spain has the highest liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification capacity in the EU with 2,232 billion cubic feet (bcf).

France and the Netherlands follow with 1,209 bcf an 565 bcf respectively.

Presently, Spain accounts for 39% of the total LNG regasification capacity in the EU. The country has six active LNG regasification terminals. The country is expected to add a capacity of 92 bcf from two planned and announced LNG regasification terminals during 2018 to 2021.

France has a 21% share in the total EU regasification capacity in 2018. The country has four active terminals. Presently there are no planned and announced projects that would start operations during 2018 to 2021.

The Netherlands contributes about 10% of the EU LNG regasification capacity. The country has only one active LNG regasification terminal. Currently there are no planned and announced projects that would start operations during 2018 to 2021.

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Source: GlobalData

Matthew Jurecky, Energy Analyst at GlobalData, said, “The fourth major contributor to the EU LNG regasification capacity is Italy with 538 bcf, contributing about 9% of the total. The country has three active terminals. The country would add a capacity of 950 bcf from five planned and announced LNG regasification terminals during 2018 to 2021.”

Belgium is the fifth largest contributor to the EU LNG regasification with a capacity of 318 bcf, contributing about 6% of the total EU regasification capacity in 2018. The country has only one active terminal. Presently there are no planned and announced projects that would start operations during 2018 to 2021.

Jurecky continued, “Portugal accounts for 5% of the LNG regasification capacity in the EU with 278 bcf in 2018. The country has only one active terminal. At present there are no planned and announced projects that would start operations during 2018 to 2021.”

Greece, Poland, Lithuania, and Sweden account for 9% of the LNG regasification capacity in the EU with a cumulative 584 bcf in 2018. Greece, Poland and Sweden are expected to collectively add a capacity of 512 bcf from three planned and announced terminals during the period 2018 to 2021.