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SEFE imports liquefied natural gas to Germany for the first time

  • SEFE is using its booked slot at the Wilhelmshaven LNG terminal
  • Regasified LNG will be managed as part of SEFE’s European gas portfolio

SEFE has completed its first import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Germany using its booked slot in the Wilhelmshaven LNG terminal. The regasified LNG will be managed by SEFE and its sales arm WINGAS as part of SEFE’s European gas portfolio.

“We are both proud and pleased to have imported our first spot cargo of LNG into Germany”, said Frédéric Barnaud, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at SEFE.

In autumn 2023, as part of the first regular Deutsche Energy Terminal GmbH (DET) auction, SEFE was able to secure suitable slots at the Wilhelmshaven 1 LNG terminal. It also secured slots at the Lubmin LNG terminal in the Sassnitz-Mukran ferry port, which will be used as soon as a test phase there has been concluded.

The third-party LNG cargo has been sourced from the United States and procured by SEFE on a delivered ex-ship (DES) basis.

About SEFE
As an integrated midstream energy company headquartered in Berlin, SEFE Securing Energy for Europe ensures the security of energy supply in Germany and Europe and drives the green energy transformation. SEFE is active in trading & portfolio management, sales, transportation, and storage of energy and has its strongest presence in Germany and the UK. SEFE employs around 1,500 people and supplies over 50,000 customers, in particular industrial customers, and municipal utilities in Germany and seven other European markets. With a sales volume of around 200 TWh of power and gas, SEFE plays a central role in the stability of the energy supply in Germany and Europe. SEFE is owned by the Federal Government of Germany.