The President of the Management Board of the Croatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA), Danijel Žamboki, said on Wednesday at a meeting of gas experts that Croatia is in an incomparably better position than most EU countries, even in the worst projections when it comes to gas supply.
“Despite the poor development of global events, it is must be said that Croatia, even in the worst projections of possible events, is in an incomparably better position than most EU countries. This is due to the diversification of gas supply routes, LNG terminals and domestic gas production, which is increasing,” said Žamboki at the beginning of the 37th International Scientific-Professional Meeting of Gas Experts, which is being held in Opatija from 11 to 13 May.
Recalling that the Government adopted a package of measures to mitigate energy prices in March, Žamboki ordered that the fundamental task of the regulator is to care for energy entities and protect consumers, and will continue to do so.
State Secretary at the Ministry of the Economy and Sustainable Development Ivo Milatić estimates that Croatia is among the leading countries when it comes to protecting households in relation to gas prices.
He also pointed out that the infrastructure is developing and the LNG terminal was built when many did not believe in the project. "The terminal gives us security to some extent - that we will have 800 million cubic metres of gas next year that will enter our gas system from production and a safe 1.5 billion cubic meters from the LNG terminal," he said.
Croatian LNG Director Hrvoje Krhen said that 2.4 billion cubic metres of natural gas have been delivered from the LNG terminal in Omišalj so far, 28 LNG tankers have landed at the terminal, and about four million cubic meters of liquefied natural gas have been accepted.