Chan May LNG Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor
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Chan May LNG Terminal is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal shelved in Vietnam.[1]


The terminal is proposed to be located in Chan May, Vietnam.[1]

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Project details

  • Owner: Chan May LNG[2]
  • Parent company: Chan May LNG[2]
  • Location: Chan May, Vietnam[1]
  • Coordinates: 16.332683, 108.020046 (estimate)
  • Type: Import[1]
  • Capacity:
  • Status: Shelved
  • Start year: 2024[1]

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


Chan May LNG, a U.S.-Vietnamese joint venture, plans to invest up to $6 billion in a power project in Vietnam as it seeks to cash in on the Southeast Asian country’s rising demand for electricity. Along with the LNG terminal, the project in Thua Thien Hue province will include a 4-gigawatt power plant and LNG storage facilities. Construction of the power plant is scheduled to begin in 2021, so that the first phase of 2.4 GW will be operational from 2024 and the entire plant from 2027. Chan May LNG, which is 60% owned by U.S. investors and 40% by Vietnamese investors, said a number of institutions had shown interest in financing the projects, including U.S. Exim Bank, the U.S. International Development Finance Corp. and the International Finance Corp.[1]

The project received significant opposition from a group of 26 climate organizations.[3] The LNG thermal power station associated with the terminal is not listed in the Power Development Plan 8.[4] The project is presumed to be shelved.

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Khanh Vu, U.S.-Vietnam JV plans to invest up to $6 billion in LNG power project: CEO, Reuters, July 22, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chan May LNG. Chan May LNG. Accessed July 2022.
  3. Basquill, John (2022-09-28). "Campaigners urge IFC to ditch reported backing for Vietnam gas project".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "TOÀN VĂN: Quy hoạch điện VIII". (in Tiếng Việt). Retrieved 2023-07-14.