Trinidad and Tobago’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) production increased 20 percent year-on-year in August to 2.51 million cubic meters.
When compared to the month before, production at Atlantic LNG’s 14.8 mtpa Point Fortin facility rose 0.7 percent, according to the monthly data provided by Trinidad’s Ministry of Energy.
In the January-August period, Atlantic LNG produced 19.6 million cubic meters of the chilled fuel, a rise of 21.7 percent as compared to the same period the year before, the data shows.
LNG production at the Point Fortin liquefaction facility located in southwestern Trinidad started to pick up last year helped by new upstream gas developments such as BP’s Juniper project and the onshore compression project.
These developments are helping Trinidad in reversing the negative trend in domestic natural gas production and are boosting LNG production at the country’s sole facility.
LNG sales and deliveries from the export facility came to 55.1 million MMBtu in August, a rise of 12.6 percent on year, the ministry’s data says.
Trinidad’s gas production rose 8.5 percent in August, averaging 3.6 Bcf/d, continuing its monthly rise since July last year with the exception of October.
Atlantic produces LNG from natural gas delivered from offshore fields north and east of Trinidad owned and operated by affiliates of the company’s members and others.
The LNG company is owned by BP, Shell, China’s sovereign wealth fund CIC unit Summer Soca and Trinidad’s state-owned company NGC.
LNG World News Staff