Cosan LNG Terminal

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Cosan LNG Terminal, also known as Terminal de Regaseificação de São Paulo (TRSP), is a proposed LNG terminal in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.


The proposed terminal will be a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) moored in the Lago do Caneú, near Ilha dos Bagres in the city of Santos, São Paulo, Brazil.[1]

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Terminal de Regaseificação de São Paulo, SA (TRSP SA)[2]
  • Owner: Grupo Cosan[2]
  • Location: Santos, São Paulo state, Brazil
  • Coordinates: -23.911938, -46.342196 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 14 MMcmd (million cubic metres per day)[3]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2022[4]
  • Financing:

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


The Cosan LNG terminal will comprise a 14 MMcmd FSRU (floating supply and regasification unit) attached to a fixed terminal in a ship-to-ship configuration near the city of Santos, Brazil. An 8.5-kilometer pipeline will connect the terminal to Comgás's main distribution network at Cubatão, allowing for diversification of the region's gas supply.[3][5]

The project is being developed by Grupo Cosan, the majority owner of Brazil's largest gas distributor, São Paulo-based Comgás.[3][5] Comgás was originally listed as the owner of the project, but control was subsequently handed over to Terminal de Regaseificação de São Paulo, SA, a separate subsidiary of Grupo Cosan, to avoid regulatory conflicts.[2]

São Paulo's state Secretary of Infrastructure and the Environment approved the project in April 2019[1], and the terminal received its preliminary license in May 2019 from the state environmental authority CETESB (Companhia Ambiental do Estado de São Paulo).[2] the terminal is scheduled to begin commercial operations in late 2022.[4]

Environmentalists have warned of several potential dangers posed by the new terminal, including explosions, fires, and damage to mangrove swamps and local marine life.[6]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Aprovado EIA-Rima para terminal de GNL da Comgás". Abegás. May 2, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Terminais de GNL no Brasil (pp 25-26)" (PDF). EPE (Empresa de Pesquisa Energética). October 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Terminais de Regaseificação de GNL no Brasil: Panorama dos Principais Projetos (pp 21-23)" (PDF). EPE (Empresa de Pesquisa Energética). August 30, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Terminal de GNL da Cosan pode estar pronto no final de 2022". Brazil Fullstream (in português). March 18, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Brazil prepares for a new phase of investments in LNG terminals". LNG Latin America & the Caribbean. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  6. "Governo de SP aprova terminal da Comgás com potencial explosivo". Rede Brasil Atual. September 4, 2019.

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