GNL Quintero SA ( is receiving its second shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at its terminal in Quintero Bay, Chile, according to a report by Industrial Info Resources ( The 150,000-cubic-meter tanker, Neo Energy, arrived from Equatorial Guinea on September 2 and will stay in port for three weeks.

According to Industrial Info, the LNG project emerged as a necessity after Argentina”s supply conditions were changed in 2004, forcing Chile”s government to find a different and more open supply system in which other suppliers besides Argentina could supply LNG. The plant received its first LNG shipment from Trinidad and Tobago in June.

The facility currently has a tank with a storage capacity of 14,000 cubic meters, but GNL Quintero SA is also constructing two tanks of 160,000 cubic meters each. These are scheduled to start operating in 2010.

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