An LNG Terminal For the Panama Canal?

By July 7, 2015 Article, Technology No Comments

The US Trade and Development Agency (“USTDA”) awards the Panama Canal Authority (“ACP”) with a grant in support of their plans to add an LNG import terminal.

The famous Panama Canal, whose expansion is expected to be completed by next year, is looking at the possible development of LNG-related infrastructure to handle more traffic from LNG tankers. Toward this end, the Panama Canal Authority is partnering with the United States government via the USTDA, which is awarding a grant to the ACP for a feasibility study. The study would be able to help the ACP on setting strategic priorities and make better plans relating to their LNG infrastructure and natural gas projects.

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