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Elengy signs agreements for satellite storage of LNG

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Elengy has signed first commercial agreements for the satellite storage of LNG in Reichstett (Bas-Rhin/Alsace) in France, developed in partnership with Rubis Terminal.

These agreements are the result of the ongoing commercialisation programme initiated in 4Q21 and demonstrate the market's interest for the project. Trucks loading at Rubis Terminal's site in Reichstett will be carried out at a competitive price and under optimum conditions of flexibility and security. The location is strategically chosen and will facilitate access to LNG for an area covering eastern France, southern Germany and neighbouring regions, such areas being currently far from the main LNG supply points.

LNG helping the energy transition

The facility will be supplied with LNG by rail from Elengy's Fos sur Mer LNG terminals. Using train instead of road transport reduces air pollution by a factor eight. The project will foster the connectivity between retail LNG infrastructures in Europe and contributing significantly to secure LNG supply for the industrial and transport sectors. By replacing diesel, LNG is helping to significantly reduce environmental pollution: elimination of sulfur (SOx) and particulate emissions and 80% reduction in nitrogen (NOx).

Moreover, using LNG for road transport instead of diesel will reduce carbon intensity by 15%. In addition, the facility will be able to provide a service to collect and stock any bio-LNG produced locally to ensure better delivery to end customers.

Elengy is pursuing its industrial ambition to offer innovative services shaped to the evolution of energy demand. The project developed by Elengy and Rubis Terminal offers a complete logistics solution supporting the Eurométropole of Strasbourg in its decarbonised recovery plan and for the implementation of a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) from 1 January 2022. LEZ aims to promote low-carbon motorisations and to encourage the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles.

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