Peru ships rare LNG cargo to Mexico

Peru ships rare LNG cargo to Mexico
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Peru’s natural gas liquefaction and export facility at Pampa Melchorita shipped it’s first cargo of the year to Mexico. 

According to the shipping data by the state-owned Perupetro, the 138,000-cbm Golar LNG’s carrier Methane Princess loaded the cargo on April 10 and headed to Mexico.

It was the first cargo shipped from Peru to Mexico since October 2016. Prior to the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, Mexico was the primary destination for Peruvian cargoes that are now heading mostly to Europe.

With the latest cargo, Peru’s LNG export plant, that started operations in June 2010 has shipped 392 cargoes in total.

The 4.45 million tons per year gas liquefaction plant is located 170 kilometers south of Lima and receives gas via a 408-kilometer pipeline built across the Andes.


LNG World News Staff

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