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Middle East & Africa Trade

February 2018

The startup of Turkey’s second FSRU will exacerbate the underuse of the country’s gas and LNG import infrastructure.

The Challenger FSRU, which is anchored near the Dörtyol oil terminal, is expected to start commercial operations soon. The vessel has a send-out capacity of 20 MMcm/d and an LNG storage capacity of 263,000 cubic metres.

Turkey already has two land-based terminals – at Aliaga and Marmara Ereglisi – with a combined regasification capacity of 9.61 mtpa. In December 2016, Turkey started imports via its first FSRU, which is...