Engro Elengy FSRU
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Engro Elengy FSRU is a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in Sindh, Pakistan.
The terminal is located in a channel of the Indus River east of Karachi.
- Owner: Elengy Terminal Pakistan Limited
- Parent: Engro 56%; Royal Volpak 44%
- Location: Port Qasim, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
- Coordinates: 24.7907232, 67.3688752 (exact)
- Capacity: 4.8 mtpa
- Status: Operating
- Type: Import
- Start Year: 2015
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
In October 2018 two government ministers charged that the terminal had secured contracts at exorbitant rates and that the contracting process had not been transparent. In July 2019 former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested for abuses of power while serving as Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resource Development. Abbasi was charged with conducting noncompetitive bidding processes in developing the Engro Elengy terminal and steering a no-bid contract to a law firm with which he had personal ties.
New Engro Elengy FSRU
In February 2020 Engro Elengy and Excelerate Energy signed an agreement for the construction of a new FSRU to be moored at the same location. The Engro FSRU Expansion will have a capacity of 5.9 mtpa.
Articles and resources
- 2019 World Gas Report International Gas Union, accessed August 2019
- Port Qasim FLNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
- Karen Thomas, "Quenching the Indian subcontinent’s thirst for LNG," LNG World Shipping, June 26, 2017.
- Dutch firm takes 29% stake in Engro’s Elengy Terminal for $38m, The Express Tribune, Jul. 21, 2018
- Vopak raises share in Pakistan LNG terminal to 44%, S&P Platts Global, Nov. 27, 2018
- LNG terminal operators hit back at govt allegations, Dawn, Oct. 20, 2018
- Shahid Abbasi nabbed in LNG terminal case, The News, Jul. 21, 2019
- John Snyder, Newbuild FSRU will underpin Pakistan’s growing demand for gas, Riviera, Feb. 10, 2020