Acajutla LNG Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor


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Acajutla LNG Terminal is a floating LNG import terminal in Acajutla, El Salvador.


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Project Details

  • Owner: Energía del Pacífico
  • Location: Acajutla, El Salvador
  • Coordinates: 13.576083, -89.840444 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 0.5 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Construction
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2021[1]

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


Estimated to cost £702m ($877m), the Acajutla LNG power project represents the biggest energy infrastructure investment in the history of El Salvador. Located in Acajutla, Sonsonate department on El Salvador's Pacific coast, the project encompasses an offshore marine terminal with a permanently moored floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), an underground natural gas pipeline, a 44km-long 230kV transmission line, three substations, and the 378 MW natural gas-fired Acajutla power station, also known as the Energia Del Pacifico power plant.

Energia Del Pacifico, a joint venture between the US-based power generation company Invenergy and the El Salvador-based Quantum Energy, is the owner and developer of the project. Construction works on the project were started in January 2019, while commissioning is expected in 2021.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "2020 World LNG Report (p 81)" (PDF). IGU (International Gas Union). 2020.
  2. Acajutla LNG Power Plant NS Energy, accessed August 2, 2019

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