LNG Terminals over the world: Complete list and map 2024

LNG Terminals

The emergence of the natural gas industry has paved the way for the development of an intricate network of LNG terminals across the globe. While LNG might seem like a modern commodity, its roots stretch far back in history, and its potential, even further into the future. This article dives into the landscape of LNG import and export terminals, the influential companies steering their course, and provides insights into the foundational questions surrounding the LNG industry.

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LNG: a cornerstone of the world’s energy landscape

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has become a cornerstone of the world’s energy landscape. With an ever-increasing global demand for energy and a push towards cleaner fuel sources, LNG plays a pivotal role in bridging the gap. Countries without direct access to natural gas resources can benefit immensely from LNG imports, ensuring energy security and diversified energy portfolios. On the other side, countries rich in natural gas can tap into the global market, boosting their economies through LNG exports. Furthermore, LNG facilitates the transition from coal and oil, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting global sustainability goals.

Complete map of LNG terminals in 2024

LNG terminals over the world: an updated LNG map for 2024. This tool offers a comprehensive visualization of all LNG terminals around the world, highlighting both established and newly commissioned facilities as time of writing.

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Complete list of LNG terminals in 2024

The list is extensive, from Atlantic LNG in Trinidad and Tobago to Freeport LNG in Texas, which boasts an impressive pretreatment facility. Venture Global LNG is making strides with projects like Plaquemines LNG. Asia isn’t left behind with terminals like Khung LNG, and Europe is gearing up with the likes of Germany LNG. Oman LNG holds fort in the Middle East, and Mexico Pacific LNG signifies Latin America’s potential.

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NameDesign Capacity (cum/year)CountryState
Arzew GNL 3Z LNG Plant Algeria4700000AlgeriaOran
Arzew-GL1Z LNG Plant Algeria7900000AlgeriaOran
Arzew-GL2Z LNG Plant Algeria8200000AlgeriaOran
Skikda Algeria LNG Plant Algeria7850000AlgeriaSkikda
Angola LNG Plant Angola5200000AngolaZaire
Bahia Blanca GasPort (BBGP) Argentina3800000ArgentinaBuenos Aires
GNL Escobar (Buenas Aires) FSRU Argentina4100000ArgentinaBuenos Aires
Darwin LNG Plant Australia3600000AustraliaNorthern Territory
Gladstone LNG Plant Australia7800000AustraliaQueensland
Queensland Curtis LNG Project Australia8500000AustraliaQueensland
Australia Pacific LNG Project Australia9000000AustraliaQueensland
Pluto LNG Park Australia4300000AustraliaWestern Australia
North West Shelf LNG Project Australia17700000AustraliaWestern Australia
Gorgon LNG Plant Australia15600000AustraliaWestern Australia
Wheatstone LNG Plant Australia8900000AustraliaWestern Australia
Ichthys LNG Project Australia8900000AustraliaWestern Australia
Prelude Floating LNG Project Australia3600000AustraliaWestern Australia
Zeebrugge LNG Terminal BelgiumBelgiumWest Flanders
Bahia Salvador FSRU Brazil4100000BrazilBahia
Pecem FSRU Brazil2000000BrazilCeara
Guanabara Bay FSRU Brazil5800000BrazilRio de Janeiro
Brunei LNG Darussalam7200000Brunei DarussalamBelait
Canaport LNG Terminal Canada7500000CanadaNew Brunswick
Mejillones LNG Chile1500000ChileII Region de Antofagasta
Quintero LNG Chile2700000ChileV Region de Valparaiso
Putian Fujian CNOOC LNG Terminal China5200000ChinaFujian
Guangdong Dapeng CNOOC LNG Terminal and Trunkline Project China6800000ChinaGuangdong
Yuedong (Jieyang) CNOOC LNG Terminal China2000000ChinaGuangdong
Zhuhai CNOOC LNG China3500000ChinaGuangdong
Shenzhen Diefu CNOOC LNG China4000000ChinaGuangdong
Dongguan LNG China1000000ChinaGuangdong
Beihai SINOPEC LNG China3000000ChinaGuangxi Zhuang
Hainan CNOOC LNG Terminal China2000000ChinaHainan
Tangshan PetroChina LNG China3500000ChinaHebei
Rudong Jiangsu PetroChina LNG China6500000ChinaJiangsu
Dalian PetroChina LNG Terminal China6000000ChinaLiaoning
Qingdao (Shandong) SINOPEC LNG China3000000ChinaShandong
Shanghai CNOOC LNG China3030000ChinaShanghai
Tianjin FSRU CNOOC China2200000ChinaTianjin
Tianjin SINOPEC LNG Terminal China3000000ChinaTianjin
Ningbo CNOOC LNG China3000000ChinaZhejiang
Cartagena FSRU Colombia4100000ColombiaBolivar
Andres LNG Terminal Dominical Republic1900000Dominican RepublicSanto Domingo
Ain Sokhna Hoegh FSRU Egypt4100000EgyptAs Suways
Ain Sokhna BW FSRU Egypt6200000EgyptAs Suways
Damietta LNG Project Egypt5000000EgyptDumyat
Egypt (SEGAS) LNG Plant Egypt7200000EgyptDumyat
EG LNG Plant Equatorial Guinea3700000Equatorial GuineaBioko Norte
Fos Tonkin LNG Terminal France4000000FranceBouches-du-Rhone
Fos Max (Fos Cavaou) LNG France8250000FranceBouches-du-Rhone
Montoir LNG France7300000FranceLoire-Atlantique
Dunkirk LNG France10000000FranceNord
Revithoussa LNG Greece3300000GreeceAttica
Dahej LNG Terminal India10000000IndiaGujarat
Hazira LNG and Port India5000000IndiaGujarat
Mundra LNG Terminal India5000000IndiaGujarat
Kochi LNG India5000000IndiaKerala
Dhabol LNG Terminal India5000000IndiaMaharashtra
Nusantara Jakarta Bay FSRU Indonesia4000000IndonesiaJakarta Raya
Bontang LNG Plant Indonesia16900000IndonesiaKalimantan Timur
Lampung FSRU Indonesia3000000IndonesiaLampung
Tangguh LNG Plant Indonesia7600000IndonesiaPapua Barat
Donggi Senoro LNG Plant Indonesia2000000IndonesiaSulawesi Tengah
Arun LNG Terminal and Plant Indonesia12300000IndonesiaSumatera Utara
Hadera Deepwater LNG Israel4100000IsraelHaifa
Panigaglia (La Spezia) LNG Terminal Italy2500000ItalyLa Spezia
Liverno Tuscana FSRU Italy4400000ItalyLivorno
Adriatic LNG (Rovigo) Terminal Italy5800000ItalyRovigo
Chita Joint LNG Terminal Japan8000000JapanAichi
Chita LNG Japan12000000JapanAichi
Chita Midorihama Works LNG Japan8300000JapanAichi
Nippon Hachinohe LNG Japan1500000JapanAomori
TEPCO Sodegaura LNG Japan29400000JapanChiba
TEPCO Futtsu LNG Japan16000000JapanChiba
Fukuoka LNG Terminal JapanJapanFukuoka
Kyushu Electric – Tobata LNG Japan6800000JapanFukuoka
Saibu Hibiki LNG Japan3500000JapanFukuoka
Hokkaido Ishikari LNG Japan1400000JapanHokkaido
Osaka Gas Himeji LNG Japan13300000JapanHyogo
Hitachi LNG Japan1000000JapanIbaraki
Kagoshima LNG Terminal JapanJapanKagoshima
TEPCO Higashi-Ohgishima LNG Japan14700000JapanKanagawa
TEPCO Ohgishima LNG Japan6700000JapanKanagawa
Chubu-Kawagoe LNG Plant Japan7700000JapanMie
Chubu Yokkaichi LNG Terminal Japan7100000JapanMie
Shimizu Sodeshi LNG Japan1600000JapanMiyagi
Shin Sendai LNG Japan1500000JapanMiyagi
Tohuku Nihonkai Nigata LNG Japan8900000JapanNiigata
Chubu Joetsu LNG Japan2300000JapanNiigata
Naoetsu (Joetsu) LNG Japan2000000JapanNiigata
Oita LNG Terminal Japan5100000JapanOita
Mizushima LNG Japan1700000JapanOkayama
Kansai Sakai LNG Japan2000000JapanOsaka
Senboku 1 LNG JapanJapanOsaka
Senboku II LNG Japan15300000JapanOsaka
Negishi LNG Terminal Japan12000000JapanTokyo
Chugoku Yanai LNG Japan240000JapanYamaguchi
Aqaba FSRU Jordan3800000JordanAqaba
Mina Al Ahmadi FSRU Kuwait6000000KuwaitAl Ahmadi
Marsa al-Brega LNG Plant Libya3200000Libyan Arab JamahiriyaAl Wahah
Klaipeda FSRU Lithuania3200000LithuaniaKlaipeda
Melaka (Lekas) LNG Terminal Malyasia3800000MalaysiaMelaka
Malaysia LNG Satu Plant Malaysia8100000MalaysiaSarawak
Malaysia LNG Dua Plant Malaysia9000000MalaysiaSarawak
Malaysia LNG Tiga Plant Malaysia10800000MalaysiaSarawak
Costa Azul LNG Mexico7500000MexicoBaja California
Manzanillo LNG Terminal Mexico3800000MexicoColima
Altamira LNG Mexico5400000MexicoTamaulipas
Gate Terminal LNG Netherland8800000NetherlandsZuid-Holland
Nigeria LNG Plant Nigeria22000000NigeriaRivers
Snohvit Melkoa LNG project Norway4200000NorwayFinnmark
Skangass Risavika LNG Plant Norway300000NorwayRogaland
Oman Qalhat LNG Plant Oman10800000OmanAsh Sharqiyah
Port Qasim 1 FSRU Pakistan5700000PakistanSindh
PNG LNG Terminal Papua New Guinea6900000Papua New GuineaNational Capital District
Peru LNG Port Peru4450000PeruLima [Province]
Pagbilao LNG Terminal Philippines3000000PhilippinesQuezon
Swinoujscie LNG Poland3600000Polandzachodniopomorskie
Sines LNG Portugal6000000PortugalBeja
Penuelas LNG Terminal Puerto Rico1200000Puerto RicoPenuelas
Aguirre FSRU Puerto Rico4100000Puerto RicoSalinas
Qatargas 1 LNG Plant Qatar9800000QatarAl Khawr
Qatargas 2 LNG Plant Qatar15600000QatarAl Khawr
Qatargas 3 LNG Plant Qatar7800000QatarAl Khawr
Qatargas 4 LNG Plant Qatar7800000QatarAl Khawr
Rasgas 1 LNG Plant Qatar6600000QatarAl Khawr
Rasgas 2 LNG Plant Qatar14100000QatarAl Khawr
Rasgas 3 LNG Plant Qatar15600000QatarAl Khawr
Yung-An (Kaohsiung) LNG Taiwan10000000Republic of China TaiwanKaohsiung
Taichung LNG Terminal Taiwan3000000Republic of China TaiwanTaiwan
Boryeong LNG South Korea3000000Republic of KoreaChungcheongnam-do
Samcheok LNG Receiving Terminal South KoreaRepublic of KoreaGangwon-do
Pyeongtaek LNG South Korea34500000Republic of KoreaGyeonggi-do
Tongyeong LNG Terminal South Korea17000000Republic of KoreaGyeongsangnam-do
Incheon LNG South Korea38000000Republic of KoreaIncheon
Gwangyang LNG South Korea1800000Republic of KoreaJeollanam-do
Sakhalin LNG Export Terminal Russia9600000Russian FederationSakhalin
Yamal LNG Plant Russia5500000Russian FederationYamal-Nenets
singapore LNG Singapore6000000SingaporeSouth West
Huelva LNG Spain8900000SpainAndalusia
El Musel (Gijon) LNG Spain5400000SpainAsturias
Bilbao (BBG) LNG Spain5300000SpainBasque Country
Barcelona LNG Spain12800000SpainCatalonia
Renagosa Ferrol LNG Spain2800000SpainGalicia
Cartegana LNG Spain7600000SpainMurcia
Sagunto LNG Spain6700000SpainValencia
Map Ta Phut LNG Thailand10000000ThailandRayong
Atlantic LNG Plant Trinidad and Tobago15300000Trinidad and TobagoPoint Fortin bor
Aliaga LNG Turkey4400000TurkeyIzmir
Marmara Ereglisi LNG Turkey5900000TurkeyTekirdag
Adgas LNG Plant UAE8600000United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi
Ruwais FSRU UAE4100000United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi
Jebel Ali FSRU UAE6600000United Arab EmiratesDubay
Grain LNG UK15000000United KingdomGreater London
Teesside GasPort (TGP) FSRU UK3000000United KingdomMiddlesbrough
South Hook LNG UK15600000United KingdomPembrokeshire
Dragon LNG UK4400000United KingdomPembrokeshire
Kenai LNG Plant USA1500000United States of AmericaAlaska
Elba Island LNG Terminal and Plant USA12400000United States of AmericaGeorgia
Sabine Pass LNG Liquification Plant USA13500000United States of AmericaLouisiana
Lake Charles LNG Termina and Plant USA17300000United States of AmericaLouisiana
Cameron LNG Terminal and Plant USA15000000United States of AmericaLouisiana
Dominion Cove Point LNG Terminal and Plant USA11000000United States of AmericaMaryland
Everett Distrigast LNG USAUnited States of AmericaMassachusetts
Northeast Gatewway LNG USA3000000United States of AmericaMassachusetts
Gulf LNG USAUnited States of AmericaMississippi
Corpus Christi Liqueficiation Plant USA22500000United States of AmericaTexas
Golden Pass LNG USAUnited States of AmericaTexas
Freeport LNG Terminal and Plant USA13200000United States of AmericaTexas
Yemen LNG7200000YemenShabwah
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FAQ: Getting acquainted with LNG

What does LNG mean?

LNG stands for Liquefied Natural Gas. It is natural gas that has been cooled to a liquid state, at about -162°C, for shipping and storage.

Will LNG replace oil?

While LNG might not completely replace oil, it certainly offers a cleaner alternative for many energy applications. The increasing demand for cleaner energy solutions has placed LNG in a favorable position to reduce the global reliance on oil.

Why is LNG the future?

NG is considered the energy of the future because of its environmental benefits, such as lower emissions compared to coal and oil. Its flexibility as an energy source, vast reserves, and its role in diversifying energy portfolios further solidifies its future relevance.

When was LNG invented?

The process to liquefy natural gas was first developed in the 19th century. The first commercial LNG plant began operations in the early 20th century.

Where does LNG come from?

The process to liquefy natural gas was first developed in the 19th century. The first commercial LNG plant began operations in the early 20th century.

How is LNG made?

LNG is made by cooling natural gas to very low temperatures, turning it into a liquid. This process requires a series of stages, including extraction, purification, and liquefaction.

Which countries produce LNG?

Several countries produce LNG, with Qatar, Australia, and the U.S. being among the top producers. Other major players include Russia, Malaysia, and Nigeria.

LNG Terminal Challenges are complex

The complexities of handling LNG don’t end at its production. LNG terminals face a myriad of challenges. Their strategic locations, often at coastal regions, expose them to severe weather conditions, including hurricanes and tsunamis. Operational hurdles such as storage, regasification, and ensuring consistent supply while maintaining strict safety standards are constant concerns. Environmental concerns, including potential gas leaks and their impact on marine ecosystems, coupled with regulatory scrutiny and community concerns, can pose significant operational and reputational risks.

Cutting-edge technologies LNG terminals use

LNG terminals are technological marvels, using a combination of cutting-edge innovations and time-tested processes. At the heart of every terminal is the cryogenic storage system, maintaining LNG at -162°C. Regasification units transform the liquid back into gas, ready for pipeline distribution. Advanced sensors and monitoring systems ensure safety by detecting leaks and managing pressure. Automation plays a crucial role in streamlining operations, while predictive maintenance systems help in forecasting potential technical issues. Environmental technologies, like vapor recovery units, are essential in reducing emissions and maintaining eco-friendly operations.

LNG terminals trivia

  1. LNG takes up about 1/600th the volume of natural gas in its gaseous state.
  2. Despite its cold storage temperature, LNG is not explosive unless mixed with air in specific proportions.
  3. The first commercial LNG plant was built in Cleveland, USA, in 1941.
  4. Many LNG terminals have the capacity to power millions of homes for a day with just one tanker’s load.
  5. The largest LNG terminal in terms of capacity is Ras Laffan in Qatar.

The future of LNG

While the present of LNG is promising, the future holds even greater potential. With global efforts leaning towards a reduction in carbon footprint, LNG offers a cleaner alternative to coal and oil. Innovations in Floating LNG (FLNG) solutions will aid in tapping offshore gas fields. Small-scale LNG projects will cater to niche markets, ensuring a broader reach. The incorporation of renewable energy sources in LNG production, such as solar and wind, will further enhance its green credentials. Lastly, with emerging technologies like hydrogen making their mark, it’s conceivable that LNG terminals could evolve, becoming multi-faceted hubs for the next generation of clean fuels.

Major Players LNG and natural gas market

LNG terminals, plants, and projects

This is not an exhaustive list, but it covers a range of major players in the LNG and natural gas market. The industry is vast, with many companies operating at different scales and in various regions.

  1. Rio Grande LNG: One of the largest greenfield LNG export facilities globally.
  2. Calcasieu Pass LNG: Integrated, modular, and mid-scale liquefaction plant design.
  3. Driftwood LNG: Offers customers the opportunity to become equity partners.
  4. Yamal LNG: Located above the Arctic Circle, with ice-class tankers.
  5. JAX LNG: First small-scale waterside LNG production facility in the U.S.
  6. Golden Pass LNG: Expected to generate an economic boom in the region.
  7. Atlantic LNG: Transformed Trinidad and Tobago’s economy.
  8. Freeport LNG: Utilizes electric motor-driven technology and focuses on environmental stewardship.
  9. Khung LNG: Represents Asia’s transforming energy landscape.
  10. Germany LNG: Marks Germany’s shift towards cleaner energy sources.
  11. Oman LNG: Pioneers social investment programs in Oman.
  12. Mexico Pacific LNG: Offers a direct route to Asian markets.
  13. Cove Point LNG: Has bi-directional capability for both importing and exporting LNG.
  14. Lake Charles LNG: Transitioned from an import facility to an export terminal.
  15. Sabine Pass LNG: First U.S. facility permitted for LNG exports to non-FTA countries.
  16. Gulfstream LNG: Focuses on cleaner energy solutions.
  17. LNG Canada: Represents Canada’s efforts to export natural gas.
  18. Elba Island LNG: Located in Georgia, with a modular, movable approach.
  19. Plaquemines LNG: Located on the Mississippi River.
  20. Magnolia LNG: Located in Louisiana with a modular approach.
  21. Woodfibre LNG: Focuses on sustainability in British Columbia.
  22. Cameron LNG: Located in Louisiana.
  23. Commonwealth LNG: Located in Louisiana.
  24. Delfin LNG: First proposed floating deepwater LNG project in the U.S.
  25. Corpus Christi LNG: Operated by Cheniere Energy.
  26. Port Arthur LNG: Located in Texas.
  27. Kitimat LNG: Located in Northern British Columbia, Canada.
  28. Alaska LNG: Focuses on Alaska’s vast natural gas reserves.
  29. Texas LNG: Located in Brownsville.
  30. Cedar LNG: A First Nations-led project in Canada.

LNG shipping companies

This is not an exhaustive list, but it covers a range of notable players in the LNG shipping market. The industry is vast, with many companies operating at different scales and in various regions.

  1. MISC Berhad: A Malaysian-based shipping line that owns and operates a significant fleet of LNG carriers.
  2. Teekay LNG Partners L.P.: A major player in the LNG maritime sector, they boast a fleet of LNG carriers, Floating Storage Units (FSUs), and FSRUs.
  3. GasLog Ltd.: Based in Monaco, they operate a fleet of LNG carriers, providing transportation services to major LNG companies worldwide.
  4. NYK Line (Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha): One of the world’s leading shipping companies, based in Japan, they operate a fleet of LNG carriers among other vessel types.
  5. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL): Another Japanese giant in the shipping world, with a strong presence in the LNG transportation market.
  6. Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat): The world’s largest LNG shipping company, they transport LNG from Qatar to global markets.
  7. BW LNG: A part of the BW Group, they are involved in both the shipping and infrastructure sides of the LNG business.
  8. Golar LNG: Initially started as an LNG shipping company, Golar has diversified into other areas of the LNG value chain, like Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRUs) and Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) solutions.
  9. Maran Gas Maritime: A part of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group, they own and operate a substantial number of LNG carriers.
  10. Dynagas LNG Partners LP: A growth-oriented partnership that owns and operates LNG carriers employed on multi-year charters.
  11. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line): A Japanese shipping company with a variety of vessels, including LNG carriers.
  12. Höegh LNG: While more known for their FSRUs, they also operate LNG carriers.
  13. Flex LNG: Focuses on the operation of LNG carriers with modern ships that emphasize fuel efficiency.
  14. TMS Cardiff Gas: An operator with a growing fleet of modern LNG carriers.
  15. Alpha Gas: Part of the Pantheon Group, they are involved in LNG shipping with a fleet of modern vessels.

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