Guanabara Bay LNG Terminal

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Guanabara Bay LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that was built in 2009.


The terminal is close to Boqueirão Island, in Rio de Janeiro.

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Project Details

  • Parent: Petrobras
  • Location: Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Coordinates: -22.790278, -43.155556 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 4.8 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Idle[1]
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2009

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


Guanabara Bay LNG Terminal is a floating LNG terminal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The terminal started operation in 2009 on the vessel Golar Winter.[2]

In 2014, Excelerate Energy was contracted to build a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) at the terminal, called the Experience. Today, the Experience supplies 50% of Brazil’s LNG regasification capacity.[3]

In June 2016, Petrobras put the Guanabara Bay LNG terminal up for sale. The company's Pecém LNG import terminal in Ceará is also for sale, along with the thermoelectric power plants associated with these terminals.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 World Gas Report International Gas Union, accessed August 2019
  2. Guanabara Bay LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
  3. Guanabara Bay LNG Import Terminal, utilizing the industry’s largest capacity FSRU – the Experience, Excelerate Energy, accessed May 2017
  4. Petrobras puts two LNG terminals on sale, LNG World News, June 9, 2016

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