Qeshm LNG Terminal
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Qeshm LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in Qeshm Island, Iran. There have been no development updates since 2017 and the project is presumed to be cancelled.
- Parent: Tak-Iranian Gas Company
- Location: Qeshm Island, Iran
- Coordinates: 26.951056, 55.752355 (approximate)
- Type: Export
- Trains: 3
- Capacity: 3.45 mtpa (1.15 mtpa per train)
- Status: Cancelled
- Start Year:
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
Speaking to reporters in June of 2017, Advisor to Managing Director of Qeshm Free Zone for oil and energy affairs Mohammad Javad Dehqani said that the project will be 250-million-dollar investment. THe temrinal will include three liquefaction trains of 1.15 million tonnes per year (mtpa) each.
Qeshm Island is part of the Iranian government’s Free Enterprise Zone, specifically targeting foreign investment. The area contains a number of the country’s oil and gas fields and has been put forward for refinery construction before. The island is the centre of a huge amount of infrastructure investment. Among other things, the enhanced port facilities will be useful to the refinery both during its own construction and during its operation. There are two vast gas fields near the Qeshm Island. One is ‘Gurzin’ field which yields two million cubic metres of sweet gas annually for the power plant of Bandar Abbas and the other is the untapped field of ‘Salakh’ whose reserves are believed to be more than the former field. According to the public authorities, the oil to be found near the plant is low in sulphur.
There have been no development updates since 2017 and the project is presumed to be cancelled.
Articles and resources
- "Iran to build first LNG complex in Qeshm Island" Islamic Republic News Agency, 19 June 2017.
- Enrique Dameno Garcia-Cuerva, A New Business Approach to Conventional Small Scale LNG, page 16, International Gas Union, 2009
- "Qeshm Island" Hydrocarbons Technology, Accessed April 2019.