Port of Vlora LNG Terminal

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Port of Vlora LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in Port of Vlora, Albania.[1]


The proposed LNG terminal would be built in the Port of Vlora, Albania.[1]

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Project Details

  • Owner:Excelerate Energy, ExxonMobil, and the Republic of Albania (The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy)[1]
  • Location: Port of Vlora, Albania[1]
  • Coordinates:40.449271, 19.480761 (approximate)
  • Type: Import[1]
  • Capacity:
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start Year: 2023[1]

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


Excelerate Energy L.P. (Excelerate), ExxonMobil LNG Market Development Inc. (ExxonMobil), and the Republic of Albania (The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 12, 2021, to conduct a feasibility study for the potential development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) Project in the Port of Vlora in Southern Albania. Under the MOU, Excelerate will conduct a study to explore the potential of an integrated LNG-to-power solution that includes developing an LNG import terminal, converting and/or expanding the existing Vlora thermal power plant, and establishing small scale LNG distribution to Albania and the surrounding Balkans region. The pre-feasibility report is expected to be delivered in Q3 2021, while the targeted start-up for the LNG import project could be as early as 2023.[1]

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