Enagás begins the binding phase of the assigning logistics services process at El Musel

Infrastructure Corporate
05 June 2023
  • Following the interest generated by the participation of 16 shippers in the non binding phase of the Open Season, the second phase begins today and will culminate with the allocation of the offered capacity.
  • The commissioning of the terminal, which is part of the Government’s More Energy Security Plan, will strengthen European energy supply security with LNG unloading, storage and loading operations.

Enagás begins the second phase of the capacity allocation process (Open Season) for logistics services at the El Musel liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Gijón, following the high level of participation and interest shown by 16 shippers during the non-binding phase, held between 6 and 26 March 2023.

The new phase is binding and will remain open until 30 June, during which time shippers can submit their bids for the terminal’s offered capacity. The process will end with the allocation of long-term logistics services.

The logistics services offered for this infrastructure are LNG unloading, storage and loading operations. Under the regulated access regime, El Musel terminal will only offer the essential regasification service for the proper management of the terminal and the truck loading service.

This Open Season for the allocation of logistics services in El Musel is a milestone for the start of commercial operations of the terminal, which is part of the Government’s More Energy Security Plan, and will strengthen the security of energy supply in Europe. 

The Gijón terminal could contribute up to 8 bcm (billion cubic metres) of LNG capacity per year to Europe’s security of energy supply. It will allow the berthing of vessels of between 50,000 and 266,000 m3, has two tanks of 150,000 m3 of LNG storage capacity, two truck loading bays with a capacity to load a maximum of 9 GWh/d and a maximum emission capacity of 800,000 Nm3/h.

Agents interested in participating in the Open Season can express their interest by filling out the following form.


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