Repsol Begins Second LNG Train from Trinidad

Repsol has begun production from the second unit of the Atlantic liquefied natural gas plant in Trinidad. The second train is part of a project to increase capacity to 12.8 billion cubic meters per year.

The first shipment of LNG from the unit has already been shipped to the Lake Charles refinery in Louisiana. The unit was completed two months ahead of schedule, and it designed to turn natural gas from nearby fields into liquid for export by ship. The new unit more than doubles production capacity at the plant to 8.4 billion cubic meters a year from its original 4 billion. Construction of a third LNG unit is scheduled for completion during the first quarter of 2003. This new train will add approximately 4.4 million cubic meters of capacity.

Atlantic LNG is owned by a consortium of companies including BP, BG Group, Repsol, Cabot and the National Gas company of Trinidad and Tobago.