Manzanillo LNG Terminal
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Manzanillo LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Colima, Mexico.
- Parent: KOGAS 25.00%, Mitsui Group 37.50%, Samsung 37.50%
- Location: Manzanillo, Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico
- Coordinates: 19.009915, -104.262007 (exact)
- Capacity: 3.8 mtpa, 0.55 bcfd
- Status: Operating
- Type: Import
- Start Year: 2012
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
Manzanillo LNG Terminal is an LNG import, storage, and regasification facility in Colima, Mexico. It is owned as a joint venture by Mitsui & Co (37.5%), Samsung (37.5%), and Korea Gas (Kogas) (25%). The project, with an estimated cost of $900 million, became operational in 2012.
The terminal has the capacity to receive and store up to 300,000 cubic feet of LNG and regasify and supply Mexico's state power company (CFE) with up to 0.55 bcfd of gas. Gas from the Manzanillo terminal is shipped via the 310-kilometer Guadalajara Gas Pipeline to customers in Guadalajara and other locations throughout central Mexico.
Due to its geographic location, the Manzanillo terminal is Mexico's most utilized LNG terminal. Historically, the terminal was supplied primarily by LNG exports from Peru. However, the expansion of the Panama Canal significantly reduced travel time for cargo ships and expanded Manzanillo's customer base. Since 2016, the Manzanillo LNG terminal has received LNG shipments from the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, and Algeria.
The Manzanillo LNG regasification terminal is located on a highly seismic area close to the west coast fault line. The area experiences regular earthquakes up to 8.0 magnitude on the Richter Scale.
Articles and resources
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