Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: First government meeting with Regas on LNG landing

Schwerin (dpa/mv) - High-ranking representatives of the state government met for the first time on Wednesday with the company Deutsche Regas, which intends to land liquid gas from tankers in Lubmin as early as December.

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: First government meeting with Regas on LNG landing

Schwerin (dpa/mv) - High-ranking representatives of the state government met for the first time on Wednesday with the company Deutsche Regas, which intends to land liquid gas from tankers in Lubmin as early as December. The state government announced after the meeting in Schwerin that a large number of complex approval procedures would be necessary for this, which would affect, among other things, mining, water and immission control law.

The next necessary steps were discussed during the meeting. The meeting was constructive. The first talks between the company Deutsche Regas and various institutions in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania took place in April.

The State Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ines Jesse, assured on Wednesday: "The state government is closely monitoring the project, together with the approving authorities. The aim is to move the project forward in a legally compliant and swift manner." A reliable and affordable energy supply is needed.

Environment Minister Till Backhaus (SPD) emphasized that his State Secretary Elisabeth Aßmann (SPD) and his experts had made it clear in the conversation with Regas which documents had to be available by when so that the company could implement its project on schedule as planned. According to Backhaus, a legally secure approval process has the highest priority. In case of doubt, a notice of approval must stand up in court. In addition, the State Office for Agriculture and the Environment in Western Pomerania, as the licensing authority for immission control issues, must take into account the special features of the Lubmin site with the interim nuclear storage facility. The next meeting of the interministerial working group of the state government with the representatives of Regas is scheduled to take place in about two weeks.

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