On 1 January 2017, commercial operations started up at the Dunkirk LNG terminal. This commissioning draws a line under one of the largest industrial construction sites in France. The Dunkirk terminal is used to import, store and regasify liquefied natural gas (LNG) before delivery with the transmission systems to the places of consumption. Ideally sited to serve a range of markets the terminal is the second largest in mainland Europe and is the only one in Europe to be directly connected to two consumption markets: France and Belgium. Its annual regasification capacity of 13 billion m3 accounts for more than 20% of French and Belgian natural gas consumption. Its siting in Dunkirk is the ideal position at the crossroads of the seaways between the Channel and the North Sea close to natural gas consumption markets in France and North-Western Europe. Dunkerque LNG SAS, owner and operator of the Dunkirk methane terminal, is a joint subsidiary of EDF, Fluxys and Total with respective holdings of 65%, 25% and 10%. (Source and Image: EDF)