OPINION: A second floating regasification terminal for liquefied natural gas to come online in Germany within a space of two weeks bears testament to Europe’s resolve to tackle its energy-security shortcomings head-on.

The Deutsche Ostsee LNG terminal in the Baltic Sea port of Lubmin is due to begin commissioning with its inaugural cargo on Saturday, based on expectations that operating permits will be issued by a local environmental authority that day.

Lubmin is the second floating terminal Germany is bringing online in a matter of weeks, with the Wilhelmshaven LNG unit also in the commissioning process.