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El Salvador natural gas plant given green light

Thursday, March 21, 2019


The United States has approved a $350 million investment for the construction of a power plant to be fueled by liquefied natural gas terminal on the Pacific Coast of El Salvador.

Energía del Pacífico last December launched the construction of the plant, the second of its type following one built at Colón, Panama, by US-based AES.

The US investment will be made through OPIC, the overseas private-sector investment corporation. The 378 megawatt is to be built next to the port of Acajutla, Estrategia & Negocios reports in Spanish