Ferrol was also the destination of the first LNG tanker to deliver US Fracking Gas to Spain which was pumped into the Mugardos plant declared illegal by Spain’s Supreme Court.
Loaded with gas from US Fracking the ship Sestao Knutsen arrived on July 22, 2016 at the Mugardos terminal located in the Port of Ferrol in Galicia operated and owned by the company Reganosa.
Fracking gas releases up to 3 times the methane of conventionally extracted gas, causing a huge toxic cloud, seen from space over the US fracking field of millions of small wells.
EU promotes lethal frack- Gas while claiming to Decarbonize. The EU has made no ruling on the lethal gas, which is 30 times as bad as CO2 for our Climate and is being forced on Europe with subventions, Political arm twisting and bribes.
The arrival in Europe of dozens of LNG tankers with Fracking Gas, is preventing the fulfillment of the already meager and insufficient European climate targets. Both Shell and Gas Natural Fenosa have made 20 years supply contracts from the Louisiana port of Sabine Pass.‘Neither here nor nowhere’ is the motto of the anti-fracking movement, and it generates rejection of the fraud of the importation of gas from the US fracking, especially in the face of the news that it is much more harmful than coal.
Recent Harvard studies show that “The Fracking Revolution is climate lethal due to uncontrollable methane leaks and has caused all alleged emissions reductions in the United States since 2009..pdf
However the Trump administration has abolished the start of measuring of methane emissions and control at fracking wells making it impossible to even quantify exactly the scale of the catastrophe. The Harvard studies were conservative, others suggest that Frack gas is up to 5 times as dangerous as burning coal for the Climate, while industry sponsored studies claim there is no problem at all.
original in Galician