Gulf Coast LNG Terminal

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Gulf Coast LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in Belle Pass, Louisiana, USA.

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Project Details, Phase I

  • Owner: Energy World
  • Location: Belle Pass, Louisiana, USA
  • Coordinates: 29.099236, -90.222689 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 2 mpta[1]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Export
  • Trains: 1[1]
  • Start Year: 2023[1]

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day

Project Details, Phase II

  • Owner: Energy World
  • Location: Belle Pass, Louisiana, USA
  • Coordinates: 29.099236, -90.222689 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 3 mpta[1]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Export
  • Trains: 0 (capacity expansion only)[1]
  • Start Year: 2025[1]

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day

Background

Energy World has proposed a mid-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and export facility at Port Fourchon, LA. The proposed facility would eventually produce up to 2 million tons of LNG per year for export. The plant would also include a separate smaller scale liquefaction plant geared towards providing LNG to fuel the next generation of Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs) powered by LNG and operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The facility would be constructed on a site of up to 150 acres located on port-owned property to the west of Belle Pass, which is located outside of the existing port development.[2]

In April 2020, Fourchon LNG, a subsidiary of Energy World, was making progress on terminal development, which is intended to supply fuel to the company’s power generation assets being developed in the Caribbean and Asia. The first phase of development will require an estimated $888 million to build. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2021 on Phase 1 – an LNG train with 2 million tons per year (MTPA) capacity, a storage tank, and associated marine facilities for loading and exporting LNG. The facility is expected to be ready for commercial operation by mid-2023. Phase 2 is expected to begin commercial operation in mid-2025, increasing capacity by 3 MTPA and providing a second LNG tank. As of April 2020, work was beginning on the final filing of resource reports, FERC approval, formalizing gas supply agreements, and project funding.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Judy Murray, Port Fourchon: Ready today, ready for tomorrow Offshore Magazine, April 1, 2020
  2. USA: Energy World plans $800 million LNG export plant in Port Fourchon LNG World News, February 1, 2017

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