Escobar LNG Terminal

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Escobar LNG Terminal is a liquified natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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

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Project Details

  • Owner:
  • Parent: Excelerate Energy, Enarsa, YPF
  • Location: Puerto Escobar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Coordinates: -34.333333, -58.816667 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 4 mtpa, 0.57 bcfd
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2011

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


Escobar LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[1] The terminal was the second LNG terminal commissioned in the country.[1] 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.[1]

Escobar LNG Terminal underwent construction beginning in 2009 and was commissioned in May 2011.[2][3] 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.[1][2][3] The terminal connects to the Transportadora Gas del Norte pipeline, which provides natural gas to northern Argentina.[2]

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.[2][4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 GNL Escobar, the second LNG import terminal in Argentina, Excelerate Energy, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 [GNL Escobar, the second LNG import terminal in Argentina,] Hydrocarbons Technology, accessed September 2017
  3. 3.0 3.1 Escobar LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
  4. Escobar LNG: A Challenging Regasification Enterprise on the River Parana - Argentina, 2012 World Gas Conference, accessed September 2017

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