Marsa El Brega LNG Terminal
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: SOC / Shell
  • Website:
  • Location: Brega, Libya
  • Capacity: 3.2 million tons/annum
  • Status: In Operation

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity:
  • Constructor: Saipem
  • Licensor: Air Products

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The plant is undergoing an overhaul
  • The LNGDA provides for the rejuvenation and potential upgrade on the existing LNG plant at Marsa El Brega (Figure 2). The rejuvenation aims at ensuring the long-term safe and reliable operation of the LNG plant while the upgrade (debottlenecking) focuses on enhancing the plant’s operational capacity and optimising its production output.

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: The gas is supplied from fields in the Sirte Basin
  • Customers: The gas is exported to Spain


  • 1970 - The terminal is commissioned
  • 2005 - The Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) and Shell reached a historic agreement that would see Shell explore for natural gas and oil across 22,000 square kilometres of acreage in the prolific Sirte Basin, commit financially and technically to the rejuvenation the Marsa El Brega plant in co-operation with Sirte Oil Company (SOC), an affiliate of NOC and operator of Marsa El Brega LNG Plant

Other Information

  • It was the second LNG plant in the world
  • It is currently running at well below nameplate capacity

Relevant Links

  1. Libyan National Oil Corporation and Shell agree major integrated gas deal
  2. Rejuvenation of the LNG Plant at Marsa El Brega, Libya
  4. Saipem LNG References

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