Argentina to Get LNG Spot Cargo From Trinidad at Bahia Blanca

Argentina, which has no long-term contracts to import liquefied natural gas, is scheduled to receive a cargo from Trinidad & Tobago, according to ship-tracking data.

The Methane Spirit, with a capacity of about 163,000 cubic meters, will arrive today at the port of Bahia Blanca southwest of Buenos Aires, according to ship transmissions captured by IHS Fairplay on Bloomberg. The vessel docked at Atlantic LNG Co.’s Point Fortin terminal to load the supercooled gas and departed May 28, the data show.

Argentina imports LNG through YPF SA, the country’s largest energy company, and state-run Energia Argentina SA, known as Enarsa. YPF closed a tender on May 6 to buy seven LNG cargoes for delivery to Bahia Blanca. Enarsa and YPF have issued seven spot tenders seeking as many as 150 shipments since December.

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