Bienville FSRU

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Bienville FSRU was a proposed offshore energy LNG import terminal in Alabama, United States.


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Project details

  • Owner: TORP Terminal LP[1]
  • Parent company: TORP Technology Inc[2]
  • Location: Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States
  • Coordinates: 30.256389, -88.125278 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 10.7 mtpa, 1.53 bcfd
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Type: Import
  • Start year:


Bienville LNG Terminal was a proposed offshore energy terminal in Alabama, United States.[3] The U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Administration published a draft environmental impact statement in July of 2007.[4] However, the project was later terminated. TORP withdrew their application for the Bienville Offshore Energy Terminal (BOET) on October 29th, 2010.


In August of 2008, there was speculation that Governor Bob Riley may veto the proposed project. Federal scientists had reported that the "open loop" seawater warming process characterizing the proposed project could kill billions of eggs and larvae each year, and the terminal's impacts on fish populations was unclear.[5] Riley ultimately rejected the proposal because of concerns of damage to marine life.[6]

Articles and resources


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  3. Withdrawal of TORP Terminal LP, Bienville Offshore Energy Terminal Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Deepwater Port Application, Federal Register: The Daily Journal of the United States Government, 26 June 2012
  4. DEIS Issued for Bienville LNG Terminal Offshore Alabama, Natural Gas Intelligence, 16 July 2007
  5. Riley may veto proposed LNG terminal south of Dauphin Island, Al.Com, 17 August 2008
  6. Two US LNG import projects effectively cancelled, LNG Journal, 10 October 2008

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