Escobar FSRU

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Escobar FSRU is a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


The terminal is located on the Paraná River at Puerto Escobar, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Excelerate Energy[1][2]
  • Owner: UTE Escobar[2]
  • Parent Company: Enarsa (50%), YPF (50%)[2][3]
  • Vessel Name: Excelerate Expedient[2]
  • Vessel Operator: Excelerate Energy[1][2]
  • Vessel Owner: Excelerate Energy[1][2]
  • Vessel Parent Company: Excelerate Energy[1][2]
  • Location: Puerto Escobar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Coordinates: -34.333333, -58.816667 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 6.1 mtpa[2]
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2011[2][3]

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


Escobar LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[4] The terminal was the second LNG terminal commissioned in the country.[4] It provides peak capacity during periods of high demand in the winter months, as well as facilitating additional natural gas supply and transportation in the region.[4]

Escobar LNG Terminal was commissioned in May 2011.[5][6] It includes a 150,900 m3 floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), a distribution pipeline, LNG loading arms, four docking dolphins, a berthing tower, and a GasPort dockside configuration that accommodates ship-to-ship transfers.[4][6] The terminal connects to the TGN (Transportadora Gas del Norte) Pipeline Network, which provides natural gas to northern Argentina.[7]

In 2020 optimization in ship traffic and regasification capacity enabled the terminal to increase the number of LNG carriers received per month. Truck loading facilities are being proposed to develop small and micro-LNG solutions. Bunkering solutions are also under development, such as bunker for cruises in Tierra del Fuego or on the Parana River.[8]

Approximately $140-$180 million was invested in the project, with the terminal's engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract awarded to Trevi Group and the pipeline's EPC awarded to Techint.[9]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "GNL Escobar". Excelerate Energy. Retrieved 2022-06-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "GIIGNL Annual Report (p 50)" (PDF). GIIGNL. November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "2021 World LNG Report (p 135)" (PDF). IGU. May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 GNL Escobar, the second LNG import terminal in Argentina, Excelerate Energy, accessed September 2017
  5. "Argentina opens nation's second LNG import facility". Hydrocarbon Processing. June 16, 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Escobar LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
  7. "Financial Statements as of the year ended December 31, 2012 (p 7)" (PDF). TRANSPORTADORA DE GAS DEL NORTE S.A. December 31, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. GIIGNL 2021 Annual Report, accessed May 5, 2021
  9. Escobar LNG: A Challenging Regasification Enterprise on the River Parana - Argentina, 2012 World Gas Conference, accessed September 2017

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