FGEN Batangas LNG Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.

FGEN Batangas LNG Terminal is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal under construction in the Philippines.[1]


The terminal is proposed to be located in Santa Rita, Batangas, Batangas province, Philippines.

Loading map...

Project details

  • Operator: FGEN LNG Corp[2]
  • Owner: First Gen [80%]; Tokyo Gas [20%]
  • Parent company: First Gen [80%]; Tokyo Gas [20%]
  • Vessel: BW Batangas FSRU[3]
  • Vessel operator: BW LNG[3]
  • Vessel owner: BW LNG[3]
  • Vessel parent company: BW Group[3]
  • Location: Santa Rita, Batangas, Batangas province, Philippines
  • Coordinates: 13.7707075, 121.0354947 (exact)
  • Capacity: 0.5 bcf/d[4]
  • Status: Construction[5]
  • Type: Import[4]
  • Start year: 2023[5]
  • Cost:
  • Financing:
  • FID status:
  • Associated Infrastructure: FGEN Batangas FSRU


In December 2018 First Gen Corp and Tokyo Gas Co signed a preliminary agreement to jointly develop an offshore liquefied natural gas import terminal project in Batangas.[6] Later in December 2018 First Gen submitted its application to the Department of Energy (DOE) for a notice to proceed (NTP) to construct the FGEN Batangas LNG terminal project.[7]

First Gen held a groundbreaking ceremony at the proposed site in May 2019, however as of July 2019 satellite photography from Planet does not yet show construction. In May 2019 it was also reported that construction contracts had not been finalized.[8] In September 2019 First Gen selected Japanese firm JGC to build the terminal.[9]

In June 2021 construction began on the offshore terminal, developing the existing jetty into a multi-purpose jetty that can accommodate an interim FSRU terminal while construction on the onshore facility continues. Construction is expected to be completed in 2022.[1]

The terminal is a facility consisting of jetties and deck frames for servicing an FSRU.[10]

Interim FSRU terminal

In late 2019, after selecting JGC to build the terminal, First Gen noted interest in establishing an "interim" floating storage resgasification unit at the Batangas LNG site, which would allow LNG to be introduced into the Philippine market as early as 2022.[9][11] This was in response to the depleting resources in the Malampaya gas field, and looming expiry of contracts there in 2024.[9]

See the separate page on FGEN Batangas FSRU Terminal for more information.

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 The LNG Industry: GIIGNL Annual Report 2022. May 2022.
  2. Jordeene B. Lagare. "First Gen to finish Batangas LNG terminal by early 2023". INQUIRER.net. Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "BW Batangas in the Philippines". BW Group. 2021-02-24. Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Habibic, Ajsa (2023-06-23). "First Gen welcomes BW Batangas FSRU in the Philippines". offshore-energy.biz.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "INTERVIEW: First Gen targets commercial operations at Batangas offshore LNG terminal early Oct". Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  6. Tokyo Gas, First Gen plan to build LNG import terminal in Philippines, Reuters, Dec. 5, 2018
  7. First Gen pushes bid for Batangas LNG hub, PhilStar, Dec. 22, 2018
  8. First Gen races against time to build $1-B crucial LNG hub, Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 9, 2019
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Lenie Lectura, First Gen picks Japan’s JGC for LNG project in Batangas, Business Mirror, Sep. 3, 2019
  10. First Gen (2022). "2021 Integrated Report" (PDF). firstgen.com.ph.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Batangas LNG terminal work will get underway for First Gen unit". Tank News International. Retrieved 2022-05-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Related GEM.wiki articles

External resources

External articles