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LNG terminal Penco Lirquén (ex GNL Octopus)

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Early Works
Current Stage: Additional environmental evaluation
Start: 03/2017
Completion: 05/2019
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Project Details


The project comprises a floating storage regasification (FSRU) LNG port terminal. The LNG project is expected to have capacity to inject 15Mm3/d gas into the region's onshore network. The goal is to improve availability and increase supply of natural gas in Biobío region. The project involves the construction and operation of a maritime terminal island or "offshore" unit, designed for the reception, storage and regasification of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The latter process will generate compressed natural gas (CNG), which will be transported to the shore via an underwater pipeline that will connect with an overland pipeline to connect to the existing natural gas transmission and distribution system. The fuel will meet the demand of local industrial, commercial and residential customers in the region.

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Key Specs

Full Name
LNG terminal Penco Lirquén (ex GNL Octopus)
Project Type
LNG, Midstream
Development Phase
Additional environmental evaluation
Project Status
Project Capacity
170,000  m3 (cubic meters)  LNG
US$ 165mn
Completion Date

The terminal will be located at the commune of Penco, in Concepción province.

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