THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Excelerate Energy L.P. has started natural gas deliveries to the Brazilian market at the Bahia regasification terminal (TR-BA) in Salvador, Bahia.
The FSRU Excelerate Sequoia, which has an LNG storage capacity of 173,400 cubic meters, is providing regasification services at TR-BA. The terminal has a regasification capacity of up to 700 MMcf/d.
Excelerate and Petrobras signed the lease contract for TR-BA on Sept. 28, following a competitive international tender process. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Excelerate Energy Comercializadora de Gás Natural Ltda., it will become the first private sector company to sell regasified LNG to customers in Brazil.
The streamlined terminal operations provided by the company at TR-BA is the latest example of the Excelerate Flexible Integrated Terminal offering, following the success of the Moheshkhali floating LNG terminal in Bangladesh.
Since 2012, Excelerate has provided regasification services in Brazil at Petrobras’ LNG terminals in Bahia, Guanabara Bay, and Pecém. The company’s FSRU Experience broke an industry record for send-out capacity by reaching 1.06 bcf at the Guanabara Bay LNG regasification terminal in 2020.