Latin American LNG imports so far this year haven’t changed compared to last year as drops in Brazil imports are being offset by gains elsewhere.

Latin America

From Jan. 1 through to Aug. 29, Latin American imports of liquefied natural gas were 8.42 million tons (Mt), compared to 8.3 Mt in the same period last year, according to data from Kpler.

“We have seen a significant decline in Brazilian LNG imports due to robust hydropower reservoir levels which has reduced the call on gas-fired power plants,” Kpler senior analyst Laura Page told NGI’s Mexico GPI

“However, that volume has been offset by rising deliveries into Caribbean countries on the back of oil-to-gas fuel switching in the power sector, El Salvador ramping up LNG imports after importing its first ever cargo in April...