Exmar FLNG to help Argentina start first-ever LNG exports in 2019

Wednesday, 02 January 2019

Argentina’s LNG export aspirations may soon be a reality as Exmar, the Belgian shipping firm, has entered a 10-year charter with YPF to deploy a floating LNG liquefaction vessel at Bahia Blanca, about 400 miles south of Buenos Aires. Operations are scheduled to start in Q2-2019, for the first cargo to set sail before year-end. The Exmar FLNG barge is expected to be a quicker route-to-market for excess production from the prolific Vaca Muerta shale gas field than a rival FLNG venture, under evaluation by Transportadora de Gas del Sur (TDS) and Excelerate. 


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