Maurice Bonnefil LNG Terminal
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Maurice Bonnefil LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG import terminal in Haiti.
The terminal was to be located 14 kilometers north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
- Parent: Haytrac Power and Gas
- Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
- Coordinates: 18.746498, -72.436775 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Type: Import
- Start Year:
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
Projected to cost $123 million and cover an area of over a million square meters, the Maurice Bonnefil LNG Import Terminal was to include regasification facilities, an initial gross storage capacity of 15,000 cubic meters of LNG, and a terminal jetty capable of receiving ships of 10,000 to 60,000 cubic meters capacity. The project was a privately led initiative by Haytrac Power and Gas S.A. – a company specializing in the construction of small and mini LNG terminals. Haiti's heavy reliance on wood and other plant matter for power generation has exacerbated local deforestation, in turn making the nation more vulnerable to natural disasters.
Construction of the terminal reportedly began in August 2013, but there have been no updates since 2014 and the project is presumed to be cancelled.
Articles and resources
- LNG – Weighing the cost of big switch to gas-fired energy, Caribbean Maritime, May 20, 2014
- The potential market for LNG in the Caribbean and Central America, Oxford Energy, December 2017