Suape LNG Terminal and Petrolina Regasification Terminal

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The Suape LNG Terminal and Petrolina Regasification Terminal are proposed natural gas processing facilities in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil.


The proposed Suape LNG Terminal would be located at the port of Suape on Brazil's Atlantic coast in Pernambuco state, Brazil.[1]

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The proposed Petrolina Regasification Terminal would be located in Petrolina, Pernambuco state, Brazil.[1]

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Project Details - LNG Terminal

  • Owner: New Fortress Energy[2][3]
  • Location: Porto de Suape, Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Coordinates: -8.398179, -34.959574 (exact)[1]
  • Capacity: 5.5 million cubic meters per day[1]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2021[4]
  • Financing:

Project Details - Regasification Terminal

  • Owner: New Fortress Energy[2][3]
  • Location: Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Coordinates: -9.404876, -40.489965 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 40,000 cubic meters per day (cm/d)/ 0.015 billion cubic meters per year (bcm/y)[1]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year:
  • Financing:


In 2000, Petrobras and Shell incorporated a 50/50% joint venture named GNL do Nordeste to build an LNG receiving and regaseification terminal at the port of Suape, in the state of Pernambuco on Brazil's northeastern coast.[5] However, the project never got off the ground.

In March 2020, Golar Power confirmed its intention to invest R$ 1.8 billion in the construction of a new LNG import terminal at Suape port. According to Golar's plan, LNG from the terminal would be transported in truck-mounted LNG ISO containers to customers within a 1000-kilometer radius in Pernambuco's interior.[6] It was estimated that up to 480,000 cubic meters of LNG per day could eventually be transported in this way.[1] Golar also planned to sell gas from the terminal to natural gas distributors, power plants, and other large companies.[7] In July 2020, Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy authorized Golar Power to import up to 5.5 million cubic meters of gas per day through the Suape terminal for a period of three years.[1][7]

In late July 2020, Golar signed an agreement to supply gas to Pernambuco-based gas distribution company Copergás (Companhia Pernambucana de Gás Natural). Under terms of the agreement, Golar would transport 40,000 cubic meters of LNG per day in ISO containers from the Suape LNG Terminal to a regasification terminal to be built by Golar in the city of Petrolina, while Copergás would construct a 40-kilometer distribution pipeline from the regasification terminal to supply customers in the surrounding area.[1][4][8]

In April 2021, Golar Power was acquired by US-based New Fortress Energy.[2][3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 "Terminais de GNL no Brasil (pp 17-18)" (PDF). EPE (Empresa de Pesquisa Energética). October 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "New Fortress bursts into Brazil LNG with Golar buy". Argus Media. January 13, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "New Fortress Energy acquires Hygo Energy and GMLP". Hydrocarbons Technology. April 16, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Golar assina contrato de fornecimento de GNL com a Copergás, via terminal em Suape". Suape Complexo Industrial Portuário. July 31, 2020.
  5. "BNamericas - GNL do Nordeste Ltda. (GNL do Nordeste)". Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  6. "Golar Power develops an LNG import terminal in the Port of Suape". The International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers. March 16, 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Golar Power é autorizada a importar GNL para terminais em Pernambuco e Bahia". Reuters. July 13, 2020.
  8. "Mercado de gás | Copergás compra GNL com a Golar para levar gás ate Petrolina". EPBR. July 30, 2020.

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