Manzanillo LNG to Get Commissioning Cargo from Peru
Peru LNG shipped a cargo of liquefied natural gas to Manzanillo terminal in Mexico on March 10, according to PeruPetro S.A.
The startup cargo is being hauled by the Valencia Knutsen, a 173.400 cubic-meter tanker.
The Manzanillo terminal startup has been delayed by seven months. The 500,000 Mc/d import terminal, built and owned by a consortium of Samsung and Mitsui, each with a stake of 37.5%, and Kogas, with 25%, is the third of its type in Mexico.
Repsol, which holds a 20% stake in the Peru LNG project, has an LNG supply contract with the Federal Commission of Electricity, Mexico for the terminal at Puerto de Manzanillo, on the Mexican Pacific coast.
This contract is for the supply of LNG to the Mexican plant for a period of 15 years and with a volume of at least 67 bcm.
LNG World News Staff, March 13, 2012; Image: Knutsen