By turning natural gas to LNG, we built the first gas fired power plant that does not require pipelines

In Anchoris, province of Mendoza, Argentina, we built the first thermoelectric power plant fed by liquefied natural gas (LNG) sourced from wells that are not connected to any pipeline network. A Gas 3.0 Solution.

Operated by Methax, a Galileo Company, this is the first Gas-to-Power pipeline-free experience developed worldwide. Its fuel is LNG sourced from stranded gas wells by means of our Gas 3.0 Solutions.

At its early stage, the new power plant will provide 41 megawatts (MW) to cover the needs of 125 thousand inhabitants. This non-diesel power generation will reduce CO2 emissions by 30%, using over 200 thousand cubic meters (m3/d) daily of natural gas which was previously off-system.

As result, the new power plant will be immune to Argentina’s natural gas shortage during winter time and the rising costs of switching from natural gas to diesel or fuel oil.

With Gas 3.0, we produce energy right from the wells and no transportation pipeline is required

Our Gas 3.0 Solutions allow us to prevent scale conditioning of gas wells. High production and demand levels are no longer required to exploit and transport natural gas in a feasible way. By turning natural gas to LNG, we provide new energy for new consumers.

We produce LNG on-site

Our Cryobox-Trailer stations liquefy natural gas at those wells which are not connected to pipelines or a gathering infrastructure. Through this Distributed LNG Production method, we supply small-scale LNG with untapped resources. It is clean and cheap energy to existing and new consumers.

Cryobox-Trailers at a remote well site in Malargüe coupled to a ZPTS Plant for Gas Conditioning.

Distributed LNG Production: Cryobox-Trailers at a remote well site in Mendoza coupled to a ZPTS Plant for Gas Conditioning.

We transport LNG

With our Virtual Pipeline, we transport LNG through the road network. Directly from the well to the main gas pipelines or to those who can use LNG as a cheap and plentiful fuel:

  • Power stations
  • Remote communities
  • Heavy-duty vehicles
  • Industries
The Virtual Pipeline transports LNG to consumers by road tankers.

The Virtual Pipeline transports liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the power plant by road tankers.

Thanks to Gas 3.0 Solutions or Third Generation Gas we reach disperse sources of natural gas

Once gas is transformed into LNG right at the well heads, we increase the availability and reach of clean and low-cost energy in a sustainable way.

In Mendoza, 14 Cryobox-Trailer Stations deployed to several orphan wells fuel with LNG the Anchoris gas-fired power plant via Virtual Pipeline.

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