El Salvador FSRU

From Global Energy Monitor
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El Salvador LNG Terminal is a proposed floating storage and regasification unit to be moored offshore La Unión, El Salvador.


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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Energia del Pacifico
  • Parent: Invenergy; Grupo Calleja; VC Energy de Centroamerica; Quantum Energy[1]
  • Location: Port of La Union, La Unión, La Unión, El Salvador
  • Coordinates: 13.336944, -87.843889 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 0.5 mtpa, 0.07 bcfd
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2021

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


El Salvador LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in La Unión, El Salvador.[2] The project is now cancelled.

The Houston-based energy company Cutuco and Fonseca Energy announced in 2007 a planned construction of a 520 MW power plant and LNG terminal at the port of La Union, in El Salvador[3] The terminal was to contain a tank with a capacity 160,000 cubic meters and then expand in the second phase up to 320,000 cubic meters.[4] The proposal was consistently delayed and pushed back until 2016. Since then, the project has been officially cancelled due to local resistance and municipal opposition.[5]

In December 2019 Energia del Pacifico announced that it had obtained $1 billion in financing to build the FSRU as well as a 378-MW natural gas-fired power plant and a 27-mile (44-km) electric transmission line that will connect to the Central American Electrical Interconnection System.[1]


Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 EDP Closes Financing for El Salvador LNG-to-Power Project, Pipeline & Gas Journal, Dec. 31, 2019
  2. El Salvador LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
  3. Cutuco Energy to begin LNG and power plant works in El Salvador, Gas & Oil Connections, accessed September 2017
  4. LNG Terminal El Salvador, BNamericas, accessed September 2017
  5. Natural Gas in Central America, Working Paper, accessed September 2017

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