Aguirre GasPort LNG Terminal

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Aguirre GasPort LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG import terminal in Guayama, Puerto Rico.

Location

The Aguirre Offshore GasPort will be located approximately four miles off the southern coast of Puerto Rico, near the towns of Salinas and Guayama.[1]

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Project Details

  • Parent: Excelerate Energy
  • Location: Guayama, Guayama, Puerto Rico.
  • Coordinates: 17.974167, -66.11 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 3.8 mtpa, 0.55 bcfd
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Type: Import

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

Background

The project is being developed by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and Excelerate Energy. Excelerate Energy submitted its formal application to FERC in April 2013. On July 24, 2015, FERC issued the order authorizing the construction and operation of the project.[2]

The installation will include a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and submarine lines for gas supply. The complex will provide fuel to the Central Aguirre power plant. It is planned for 2018.[3]

As a result of changed circumstances, the Aguirre Offshore GasPort project, including the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal conditionally authorized by the regulator, was cancelled by the company in November of 2019. Excelerate filed in a request to FERC to vacate the authorization for the construction of the facilities that would have included a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) with a baseload capacity of 500 mmscf/d, minimal infrastructure to moor the vessel, and a subsea pipeline to deliver the gas onshore.[4]

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References

  1. "Location," Aguirre Offshore Gasport, accessed July 2017
  2. "Project Status and Timeline," Aguirre Offshore Gasport, accessed July 2017
  3. "Aguirre Offshore GasPort," BN Americas, accessed July 2017
  4. FERC ends Aguirre Offshore LNG GasPort process LNG World News, February 2019

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