Supply & Demand

Colombia buys supply cushion with LNG

LNG imports have boosted energy-hungry Colombia’s gas supply by around 40%, according to the operator of the Cartagena terminal LNG imports have boosted energy-hungry Colombia’s gas supply by around 40%, according to the operator of the Cartagena terminal.
By Chris Noon 16 May 2018 0 30874
The Höegh Grace arriving in Cartagena to act as an FSRU. (Höegh)

The startup of an LNG terminal in Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast has boosted supplies in the country’s gas market by around 40%, the operator of the facility has said .

The extra supplies have also brought “reliability” to Colombia’s power sector, a spokeswoman for Sociedad Portuaria El Cayao (SPEC) told Interfax Natural Gas Daily

Colombia, which is no longer self-sufficient in gas, produced around 26.3 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) in 2017 but consumed approximately 29.7 MMcm/d, the country’s energy ministry said earlier this month. 

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