Natural gas will continue to contribute significantly to the reliable supply of energy to private and commercial customers in Europe and Germany. Therefore, natural gas as the least pollutant fossil energy source will play an important role in the transition to a climate-neutral energy supply once nuclear and fossile energy, such coal, have been phased out or are being reduced and renewable energy alone cannot met our energy demands. Gaseous energy, first fossil but increasingly synthetic and therefore climate-neutral, will therefore be an important cornerstone of the energy transition. Used as a marine and HGV (Heavy Good Vehicle) fuel, liquefied natural gas (LNG) reduces the emissions of air pollutants.
An import and distribution terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Brunsbuettel will provide Germany with the opportunity to diversify its sources of natural gas and further expand the market for LNG as a fuel.