Colombia has imported 167,217 M3 of LNG so far this year

With this new load, the fuel supply for the three thermal plants of the Caribbean that make up the Thermal Group: Tebsa, Termocandelaria and Termoflores is ensured

Bogotá.- Before reaching the first quarter of the year, the company Calamarí LNG has imported 167,000 m3 of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) that has arrived in the country in four shipments. It is expected that in the next few days a fifth ship will arrive in order to complete the 170,000 m3 of total storage capacity available to the SPEC regasification plant, located in Cartagena.

These gas imports are being carried out in order to meet the demand for this fuel required by the Tebsa, Termocandelaria and Termoflores thermoelectric plants to support the generation and supply of energy, particularly at these times where the timely response of the plants is required. thermal by the current low levels of reservoirs for hydraulic generation.

“From Calamarí LNG we have advanced the necessary steps in these first two months of the year to ensure the fuel required for these three plants to provide timely the reliability that the national electrical system requires,” said Alfredo Chamat Barrios, General Manager of Calamarí LNG.

The LNG imported during the year 2020 was acquired from international players such as Shell and Naturgy, who dispatched it to Colombia from Sabine Pass in the Gulf of Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago, two highly dynamic supply centers in the Caribbean.

“Calamarí continues to consolidate in the market, contributing to the timely supply of imported national gas to the three main thermal power stations of the Atlantic Coast. Since we started operations as the Imported Liquefied Natural Gas marketer, we have supplied 18,000,000 MBTU, with which the thermal plants have generated around 2,000 Gigawatios Hour of energy for all Colombians. We believe that this year there will be a dynamic of greater import operations, ”concluded Chamat.

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