Opening of Argentina's Second LNG Import Facility

Friday, June 17, 2011
Photo courtesy Excelerate Energy L.P.

With President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner present to honor the opening of Argentina's second LNG import facility, a joint development between YPF S.A., ENARSA and excelerate Energy, GNL Escobar (GNLE) was officially open for business on June 8, 2011. Located on the Parana River, about 30 miles outside Buenos Aires City, GNLE utilizes Excelerate Energy's GasPort design. As well as providing increased peak capacity for the high-demand winter months, the facility delivers additional natural gas supply and transport capacity to the Buenos Aires region. The facility began receiving cargoes on May 24, 2011 and has already offloaded four cargoes of LNG using ship-to-ship transfers. Ongoing operations and supply logistics of the facility are currently coordinated jointly between the three companies.

GNLE is similar in design and function to the Bahia Blanca GasPort (BBGP), also located in Argentina. The GNLE incorporates a jetty mounted, articulated gas-offloading arm (HP gas arm) and uses Excelerate Energy's proprietary Energy Bridge™ floating storage and regasification vessel (FSRU) technology. The facility has a baseload throughput capacity of 500 MMcf/d, with peak throughput capacity at 600 MMcf/d, and has direct access to the Buenos Aires region and Argentina's natural gas grid.
 
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