Small-scale LNG in Latin America set for a bumpy ride

Small-scale LNG has had a positive start in Latin America, but competition and cost will be critical for the technology to become more popular Small-scale LNG has had a positive start in Latin America, but competition and cost will be critical for the technology to become more popular.
By Abhishek Kumar 8 March 2018 0 29887
Gas arrives in Kingston, Jamaica aboard the Golar Arctic. Jamaica imports LNG using a 140.6 Mcm capacity FSU moored on the south side of the island. (Jamaica Public Service Co.)

Small-scale LNG is making inroads into markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, but it will not be a panacea for the region’s falling LNG demand.

Several countries in the region could benefit from small-scale technology in their power sectors as they strive to move away from oil products and fill the gaps created by the unreliability of hydropower. The technology has also been utilised by residential and industrial sectors in countries such as Chile, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic. Nevertheless, its high costs could limit...

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