Teesside GasPort LNG Terminal

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Teesside GasPort LNG Terminal was a floating liquified natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal located near Middlesbrough in the United Kingdom (UK). It was the first dockside floating LNG terminal in the world when it was commissioned in 2007.[1]


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Project Details

  • Owner: Trafigura[2]
  • Location: Middlesbrough, UK
  • Coordinates: 54.57423, -1.23496 (exact)
  • Capacity: 3 mtpa, 0.43 bcfd
  • Status: Retired
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Retired Year: 2015

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


Teesside GasPort LNG Terminal was a dockside floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) located near Middlesbrough, UK. Teeside GasPort was placed in service in February 2007 and, according to project owner Excelerate Energy, was decommissioned in 2015 "after the facility came to the end of its commercially viable life."[1] During its operation, Teesside GasPort was used to regasify imports of LNG for delivery into the National Transmission System (NTS), with a jetty capable of accepting LNG carriers with a capacity up to 150,900 m3. However, it received few shipments during its operating life.[3]


In February 2017, Trafigura announced it had entered into a long-term lease with landowner and port authority PD Ports and planned to invest US$30 million to recommission the terminal to accept deliveries as early as the summer of 2018.[3]

According to the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers' 2020 Annual Report, the terminal is awaiting recommissioning.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Teesside GasPort, Excelerate Energy, accessed August 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 The LNG Industry: Annual Report 2020, page 53, International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers, accessed April 29, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 Trafigura confirms LNG-import terminal plans for Teesside, LNG World Shipping, 21 Feb. 2017

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