Argentina Set to Get LNG Spot Cargo From Trinidad at Recalada

Argentina, which has no long-term contracts to import liquefied natural gas, is set to receive a spot cargo from Trinidad & Tobago, shipping data show.

The Sestao Knutsen, with a capacity of about 135,000 cubic meters, is scheduled to arrive Sept. 1 at Recalada port near Buenos Aires, according to ship transmissions captured by IHS Fairplay on Bloomberg. The vessel loaded the supercooled gas at Atlantic LNG Co.’s Point Fortin terminal and departed Aug. 19, 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 and Enarsa have issued seven spot tenders since December seeking as many as 150 shipments.