Mombasa LNG Terminal

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Mombasa LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG import terminal in Mombasa, Kenya. There have been no development updates since October 2016, and the project is presumed to be shelved.


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Project details

  • Owner:
  • Location: Mombasa, Kenya
  • Coordinates: -4.05, 39.666667 (approximate)
  • Proposed Capacity: 0.26 mtpa, 0.04 bcfd
  • Status: Shelved
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year:

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


In 2011, Kenyan energy officials announced a plan to build an LNG regasification terminal in Mombasa. The plan called for a terminal with capacity of 0.26 million metric tons per year (mtpa), or 0.04 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd). The plan was for the project to be carried out by a private-sector company, supplying gas for electricity production.[1][2]

In April 2014, Kenyan officials struck a deal with Qatargas, under which the Qataris would supply 1 million tons of LNG annually to power a proposed 700-MW gas-fired power plant in Mombasa.[3] However, in February 2015, Kenya suspended this deal with Qatargas.[4] In April 2016, Kenyan officials abandoned the plan for the gas-fired power plant, worrying that it would face insufficient demand.[5]

After shelving the LNG import project for several years, Kenyan officials revived it in October 2016, due to low natural gas prices.[6]

There have been no development updates since October 2016 and the project is presumed to be shelved.

Articles and resources


  1. Kenya says LNG facility to cost about $500 mln, Reuters, 5 Oct. 2011.
  2. Mombassa Lng Import Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed June 2017.
  3. Uhuru strikes deal for Mombasa gas-fired power plant, Business Daily, 22 Apr. 2014.
  4. Kenya puts LNG import deal with Qatar on hold, LNG World News, 17 Feb. 2015.
  5. Ministry drops plans for 700MW gas power plant, Business Daily, 28 Apr. 2016.
  6. Kenya revives Mombasa FSRU plan, Interfax Global Energy, 18 Oct. 2016.

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