Schwerin (dpa/mv) - The CDU considers the plans of the company Deutsche Regas to land liquid gas in Lubmin from December 2022 to be illusory. "There are no applications for approval for the LNG terminals in Lubmin and even if there were tomorrow, the terminal would at best only be able to go to the gas network on November 5th, i.e. in 13 weeks," said the economic policy spokesman for the CDU parliamentary group, Wolfgang Waldmüller, after a special session of the state parliament's economic committee on Thursday. The CDU had requested the special session. According to Waldmüller, he doubts that gas from the LNG terminal will be fed into the grid this year.
The opposition politician accused the red-red government of reacting more slowly to the energy problem than other state governments. The state government only started planning the terminals on July 15, five months after the start of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine.
Two liquid gas landings are planned in Lubmin: In addition to the Regas initiative, the federal government wants to station one of the four LNG terminals it has chartered there. It is scheduled to go into operation at the end of 2023. On Wednesday, high-ranking representatives of the state government met with Regas managers for the first time to discuss the approval process. The next meeting is scheduled for two weeks.
The state government's statements on strategies for dealing with the energy crisis in MV in the economic committee did not inspire confidence, reported the energy policy spokesman for the CDU parliamentary group, Daniel Peters. The state government had primarily tried subjunctive and referred to responsibilities that are largely not to be found in their own houses. Waldmüller emphasized that there is no plan for measures to save energy in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) is planning an energy summit on August 22nd. Criticism that this point in time was too late has been rejected in the past few days.