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 spot cargo today from Trinidad & Tobago, ship-tracking data show.

The Celestine River, with a capacity of about 145,000 cubic meters, will arrive at Bahia Blanca southwest of Buenos Aires, according to 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 June 29.

Argentina imports LNG through YPF SA, its 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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