Argentina to Get Reloaded LNG Cargo From Portugal at Recalada

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

The LNG Taurus, with a capacity of about 127,000 cubic meters, will arrive Sept. 9 at Recalada port near Buenos Aires, according to transmissions captured by IHS Fairplay on Bloomberg. The tanker docked at Portugal’s Sines LNG-receiving terminal Aug. 22, where it loaded the supercooled gas from storage.

REN Atlantico Terminal de GNL SA operates the receiving terminal in Sines, according to the company’s website. Portugal doesn’t produce LNG.

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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