Gulf LNG Terminal

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Gulf LNG Terminal is an LNG unloading, storage and regasification facility located near the City of Pascagoula in Jackson County, Mississippi.

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Export Project Details

  • Owner: Gulf LNG Energy[1]
  • Parent: Kinder Morgan (50%), GE (40%), AES (10%)[1]
  • Location: Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Coordinates: 30.3197396,-88.503849
  • Capacity: 10 mtpa, 5 mtpa per train[2]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Export
  • Trains: 2[2]
  • Start Year:

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

Import Project Details

  • Owner: Gulf LNG Energy[1]
  • Parent: Kinder Morgan (50%), GE (40%), AES (10%)[1]
  • Location: Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Coordinates: 30.3197396,-88.503849
  • Capacity: 8.8 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Mothballed[3]
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2011[3]

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

Background

Gulf LNG is owned by Gulf LNG Energy, LLC (GLE). The terminal includes a 5-mile sendout pipeline.[4] The import terminal become operable in 2011.[5] In 2015 Gulf LNG applied to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to become an export facility. The estimated cost for this project is $8 billion.[6]

Gulf LNG currently consists of a single dock facility that is permitted to "receive up to 170,000 cubic meter LNG vessels and designed to handle vessels with capacities of up to 250,000 cubic meters. As part of the proposed liquefaction and export project, the permitted limit would be increased to 208,000 cubic meters."[4]

The Jackson County Port Authority commissioners' 2015 budget includes $2.5 million for maintenance dredging at the Gulf LNG site.[7]

If the liquefaction and export project proceeds, the terminal would retain its current capacity to import, store, and deliver natural gas, therefore the Gulf LNG Terminal would be bi-directional.

In July of 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the Gulf LNG export terminal in a 3-1 vote.[8]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The LNG Industry: Annual Report 2020, page 48, International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers, accessed April 29, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project Kinder Morgan, accessed February 25, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 2019 World Gas Report International Gas Union, accessed August 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Gulf LNG" Kinder Morgan, accessed September 25, 2015.
  5. "Gulf LNG Energy terminal officially opens" Cherle Ward, GulfLive.com, October 28, 2011.
  6. "FERC Application Filed for Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project near Pascagoula, Mississippi" Business Wire, June 19, 2015.
  7. "Port of Pascagoula approves 2016 budgets for operations, rail improvements and wood pellet export project" April M. Havens, GulfLive.com, September 08, 2015.
  8. Marissa Luck, FERC approves Kinder Morgan's Gulf LNG project, Chron, July 17, 2019

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