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Chile’s northern LNG terminal looks set for busy 2018

Chile’s northern terminal is expecting 50% more cargoes in 2018. Matias Vidal, commercial manager of GNL Mejillones, explains why Chile’s northern terminal is expecting 50% more cargoes in 2018. Matias Vidal, commercial manager of GNL Mejillones, explains why.
By Chris Noon 20 October 2017 0 28052
Chile’s GNL Mejillones LNG terminal. Chile’s GNL Mejillones LNG terminal. (GNL Mejillones)

Shipments of LNG to Chile’s northern terminal, the Engie-controlled GNL Mejillones, could increase by around 50% in 2018, Matias Vidal, the facility’s commercial manager, has told Interfax Natural Gas Daily

Vidal is expecting bottlenecks in northern Argentina’s pipeline network to be resolved by 2018, allowing for extra cargoes to be imported through Mejillones and the regasified fuel to be exported to Chile’s neighbour. 

Northern Chile has also added significant renewable power capacity in recent years, which will result in increased gas demand for back-up during periods of...