The Petrobras LNG Regasification Terminal in Bahia has raised its regasification capacity up to 41MCM per day.
Petrobras added the first regasified LNG from its new regasification terminal, located in Baía de Todos os Santos, Salvador, in the state of Bahia to the Brazilian gas pipeline network. The Bahia Regasification Terminal (TRBA) has a regasification capacity of 14MCM per day of natural gas. With the new terminal now in operation, Petrobras’ natural gas regasification capacity has risen from 27MCM per day to 41MCM per day, equivalent to almost one and half times the capacity to import gas from Bolivia. The company is already operating the regasification terminals at Pecém (Ceará state) and Guanabara Bay (Rio de Janeiro state) with their respective regasification capacities of 7MCM per day and 20MCM per day of natural gas.
The TRBA involved an investment of around USD 0.4B and is the Brazil’s third LNG regasification terminal. Construction of the terminal was begun in 2012. It generated 3,623 direct jobs in the region, while achieving a level of domestic content in its equipment and services of approximately 90%.