Bahia Blanca LNG Terminal

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Bahia Blanca LNG Terminal is the first liquified natural gas (LNG) receipt terminal located in South America and the world's second dockside regasification facility.[1][2]


It is located at Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Project Details

  • Parent: Excelerate Energy, YPF, Repsol-Stream
  • Location: Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, , Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Coordinates: -38.7855, -62.2869 (exact)
  • Capacity: 3.8 mtpa, 0.55 bcfd
  • Additional Proposed Capacity:
  • Status: Idle[3]
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2008

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


Bahia Blanca LNG Terminal is a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[4] It has supplied natural gas to the local grid since 2008.[5] The floating terminal includes a jetty-mounted natural gas offloading arm that connects to a regasification vessel.[5]

Currently, the Exemplar is based at the Bahia Blanca, offering a storage capacity of 150,900 m3.[6] In 2011, the 138,000 m3 Excellence FSRU was replaced with the same-sized Excelsior FSRU.[7]

Articles and resources


  1. Bahía Blanca GasPort, Excelerate Energy, accessed September 2017
  2. Argentina: Bahia Blanca to Get LNG Cargo, LNG World News, 6 Sep. 2013
  3. 2019 World Gas Report International Gas Union, accessed August 2019
  4. Bahia Blanca LNG Terminal, GEO, accessed April 2017
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bahia Blanca LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, 19 Feb. 2015
  6. Wanted in Argentina: one very large FSRU, LNG World Shipping, 24 Jan. 2017
  7. FSRU at Bahia Blanca terminal changed from Excellence to Excelsior, RIM Intellegence, 9 Sep. 2011

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