Enarsa of Argentina has reportedly launched a tender seeking nine LNG cargoes for delivery between April and May.
Out of the nine cargoes, four are to be delivered to the Bahia Blanca terminal located some 400 miles south of Buenos Aires, Reuters reports, citing sources close to the matter.
The remaining five cargoes will be delivered to the GNL Escobar located on the Parana River, some 30 miles outside Buenos Aires. Both terminals have the baseload regasification capacity of 500 mmscf/d.
It was also reported that two cargoes are scheduled for April delivery while the remaining cargoes will be delivered in May. The tender is set to close on February 21.
According to the state-owned energy company’s website, it has purchased 77 cargoes through tenders during 2016. Enarsa noted that 49 out of the 77 cargoes were delivered to the GNL Escobar terminal while the remaining 28 cargoes were unloaded at the Bahia Blanca terminal.
The total volume of LNG delivered to Enarsa amounted to 4.932 million cubic meters.
The company noted also that the majority of cargoes was delivered by Gas Natural Fenosa’s Argentinian unit, followed by Trafigura and Gazprom. In total, cargoes were delivered by 14 different suppliers in 2016.
Based on origin, the majority of cargoes came from Trinidad and Tobago (29 percent) followed by Qatar (21 percent), Nigeria (15 percent), USA (11 percent) and Norway (9 percent). Enarsa also received cargoes from Algeria, Australia, Belgium, United Kingdom, Equatorial Guinea and Angola.
LNG World News Staff