During maintenance works on one of the jetties of Gate terminal a small amount of natural gas was released.
This caused a visible white cloud at the jetty.
The condensation of air humidity following the contact with the cold gas caused this cloud.
The cloud itself does not contain any poisonous substances and there was no danger for the neighborhood.
In coordination with the authorities the port for a while stopped ship movements in the immediate surroundings of the terminal at the Maasvlakte. At 1 p.m. the release of gas was stopped and at 1.15 p.m. ship movements resumed.
Source: Gate LNG, September 8, 2011;