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Infrastructure holds back Argentine LNG potential

Argentina is set to become a seasonal LNG exporter, but there will be no quick fix to the infrastructure bottlenecks stopping it from becoming a major supplier Argentina is set to become a seasonal LNG exporter, but there will be no quick fix to the infrastructure bottlenecks stopping it from becoming a major supplier.
By Ed O'Brien 1 August 2019 Americas / LNG 0 34446
An Excelerate FSRU at Argentina's Escobar terminal. (Argentine Energy Ministry)

The key issue: YPF has secured a preliminary deal with Excelerate Energy to charter an LNG carrier, which is scheduled to begin exports in September.

Interfax analysis: Argentina is aiming to become a regular LNG exporter as its unconventional gas output rises. The recent agreement between YPF and Excelerate for the lease of an LNG carrier confirms this. However, new infrastructure projects will need to be built if the country is to become a significant exporter.

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