LNG

Argentina’s LNG plans require rapid pipeline build-out

Argentina has a healthy gas surplus in summer, but the country will need to build new infrastructure if it wants to export LNG Argentina has a healthy gas surplus in summer, but the country will need to build new infrastructure if it wants to export LNG.
By Chris Noon 13 September 2018 0 32524
A gas pipeline in Argentina Gas pipeline infrastructure in Argentina. (TGN)

Argentina’s booming output of unconventional gas means the country is now considering exporting LNG from a major port on its Atlantic coast.  

Argentina has a healthy gas surplus during the southern hemisphere summer, meaning that LNG exports would be feasible if it were to build a liquefaction plant, something it could do in as little as two years.

However, Argentina’s private sector would need to beef up the infrastructure in – and leading out of – the Vaca Muerta shale formation in southern Patagonia...