As imports of liquefied natural gas have surged, Europe is facing bottlenecks in regasification and regional distribution, and this includes some of the nations that have been ahead of the curve in investing in LNG import terminals.

Spain was one of several countries to experience this, with scores of LNG tankers idling off its coast waiting for a berth at one of the country’s many terminals in recent months.

Spain already accounts for about one-third of onshore regasification in Europe, with six other regasification facilities around the country with combined annual capacity of some 60 billion cubic metres.