Andrés LNG Terminal

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Andrés LNG Terminal is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


The terminal is located in Andrés, Boca Chica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Project Details

  • Parent: AES Corporation[1][2]
  • Location: Punta Caucedo, Boca Chica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Coordinates: 18.406993, -69.628234 (exact)
  • Capacity: 1.9 mtpa[2]
  • Status: Operating[1][2]
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2003[1][2]

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


Andrés LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic that was commissioned in February 2003.[3] The 400 million dollar comprised of the LNG terminal, AES Andrés power station, and a pipeline extension to an existing power plant.[4]

AES awarded a lump-sum turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction contract to CB&I for the LNG import terminal. It includes a 160,000 m3 LNG storage tank and three unloading arms capable of unloading LNG vessels at a rate of 10,000 m3 per hour. The terminal provides natural gas to customers in the industrial, transportation and power generation sectors, including the adjacent AES Andrés power station and the DPP Los Mina power station operated by Dominican Power Partners in Los Mina, 34 km to the west.[5][6]

In August 2015, AES Dominica announced that it would offer LNG bunkering at the Andres LNG Terminal, and that it had begun work to modify the terminal for LNG reloads onto vessels sized between 10,000 m3 and 60,000 m3.[7] The Andres LNG terminal completed its first LNG reload in February 2017, reloading between 60,000 and 70,000 m3 of LNG from the terminal onto the 138,826 m3 Cadiz Knutsen for delivery to the United Kingdom's Grain LNG Terminal.[8]

In 2018, AES Andres began building the Eastern Gas Pipeline, a project designed to bring natural gas from the Boca Chica terminal to several power plants in the San Pedro de Macorís region.[9][10] In 2020, the 50-kilometer pipeline began supplying the Quisqueya I, Quisqueya II, and San Pedro de Macoris power stations, starting in February, June and November, respectively.[11]

The Andrés terminal has increasingly sought to establish itself as a regional hub for LNG distribution.[12] In 2020 the terminal provided re-exports to Panama and Jamaica as well as re-exports to Guyana via iso-containers.[13] An expansion plan announced in 2020 and scheduled for completion in 2023 aimed to increase storage capacity at the Andres LNG Terminal from 160,000 m3 to 280,000 m3.[11] In December 2020, AES authorized POSCO E&C to proceed with construction of a second LNG storage tank with a capacity of 120,000 m3, adjacent to the existing tank. The terminal expansion project also envisioned installation of additional vaporizers and of two truck loading bays.[13] The new truck loading bays began commercial operations in 2022, while completion of the new storage tank remained on schedule for 2023.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "GIIGNL Annual Report 2023 (pp 55, 59)" (PDF). GIIGNL. July 14, 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "2023 World LNG Report (p 150)". IGU. July 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "AES Andres Project in Dominican Republic | Case Studies". IJGlobal. August 11, 2003. Retrieved 2021-01-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "AES Andres Project in Dominican Republic | Case Studies | IJGlobal". Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  5. "AES LNG Import Terminal". MDR. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  6. "Liquefied natural gas terminal". AES Dominicana. Retrieved 2021-01-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. Andres LNG terminal to offer trans-shipment, bunkering, LNG World News, 13 Aug. 2015
  8. "Dominican Republic's Andres LNG terminal completes first ever reload". S&P Global Platts. 2017-02-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "AES iniciará la construcción de un gasoducto en República Dominicana". Listín Diario. 2018-05-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Energas and AES break the Dominican Republic's reliance on oil". AES. Retrieved 2021-03-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 "DomRep converts oil-based power to gas". Argus Media. 2020-11-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "Nuevo tanque amplía oferta de gas natural". El Nacional. June 29, 2022.
  13. 13.0 13.1 GIIGNL 2021 Annual Report, accessed May 5, 2021

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