Argentina’s Bahia Blanca to Receive LNG Cargo Loaded in Belgium

Argentina is scheduled to receive a spot liquefied natural gas cargo loaded from storage in Belgium, shipping data show.

The Trinity Arrow, with a capacity of about 153,000 cubic meters, is en route to Bahia Blanca, southwest of Buenos Aires, according to ship transmissions captured by IHS Fairplay on Bloomberg. It was scheduled to arrive yesterday.

The vessel sailed from Belgium’s LNG terminal in Zeebrugge, where it loaded the supercooled natural gas and departed Aug. 6, the data show. The facility is used by traders to store and export cargoes from the country, which doesn’t produce LNG.

Argentina has no long-term contracts to import LNG. The nation is supplied 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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