Brazil inaugurates its first LNG terminal

Brazil's president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, inaugurated the country's first LNG receiving terminal Aug. 20 at Pecem, in Ceara state.

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Aug. 26 -- Brazil's president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, inaugurated the country's first LNG receiving terminal Aug. 20 at Pecem, in Ceara state.

The facility uses a floating storage and regasification vessel—the converted Golar Spirit—moored at a former oil jetty. It has the capacity to feed as much as 7 million cu m/day of natural gas to local power plants.

Petrobras is planning to open its second LNG terminal later this year at Guanabara Bay.

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