El Salvador FSRU
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El Salvador LNG Terminal is a proposed floating storage and regasification unit to be moored offshore La Unión, El Salvador.
- Sponsor: Energia del Pacifico
- Parent: Invenergy; Grupo Calleja; VC Energy de Centroamerica; Quantum Energy
- 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. 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 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. 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.
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.
Articles and resources
- EDP Closes Financing for El Salvador LNG-to-Power Project, Pipeline & Gas Journal, Dec. 31, 2019
- El Salvador LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
- Cutuco Energy to begin LNG and power plant works in El Salvador, Gas & Oil Connections, accessed September 2017
- LNG Terminal El Salvador, BNamericas, accessed September 2017
- Natural Gas in Central America, Working Paper, accessed September 2017