Emirates LNG considering sites for new terminal

By James Gavin 16 March 2017
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The Excelerate FSRU in Argentina. The vessel has since moved to the UAE. (Argentine Energy Ministry) The Excelerate FSRU in Argentina. The vessel has since moved to the UAE. (Argentine Energy Ministry)

Emirates LNG’s plans for a new LNG terminal are in flux as the company examines potential sites in the north of the United Arab Emirates, having scrapped plans to build a land-based facility at Fujairah last year.

A spokesperson at International Petroleum Investment Co. (IPIC), Emirates LNG’s parent company, confirmed to Interfax Natural Gas Daily on Tuesday that its latest plans for the terminal are still in the feasibility stage. 

Emirates LNG’s original plan was to tender an onshore terminal in Fujairah with a capacity of 9 mtpa. But, as Interfax Natural Gas Daily reported last year, the prospects for a permanent LNG terminal receded as strong near-term demand prompted greater interest in expanding the FSRU capacity. 

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