New Fortress LNG Terminal
|This article is part of the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.|
New Fortress LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in Pennsylvania, United States.
The terminal will be built in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States.
- Owner: New Fortress Energy LLC
- Location: Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States
- Coordinates: 41.653541, -76.233213 (exact)
- Proposed Capacity: 3-4 million gallons per day (1.752 - 2.336 million tonnes per year) - conversion to tonnnes based on 621 LNG gallons per LNG tonne
- Status: Proposed
- Type: Export
- Trains: 2
- Start Year: 2020 (train 1), 2021 (train 2)
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
New Fortress Energy LLC is developing plans for two liquefaction facilities for natural gas produced in the Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania, according to a fall 2018 filing with federal regulators. The first facility is in the advanced design and permitting stages and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to a registration statement filed with the U.S Securities and Exchanges Committee. The second liquifier train is expected to be online by the first quarter of 2021.
According to media reports, New Fortress Energy LLC has purchased 265 acres to build a liquefaction plant near Wyalusing Township. The company also said that a tanker truck fleet would move LNG from its first facility in Pennsylvania to a port along the Delaware River about 200 miles away, where it expects to finalize a lease for a facility. The liquefaction plants New Fortress intends to build are expected to cost $750-850 million.
Bradford County, however, is among one of the largest gas-producing regions in the Marcellus. Unconventional wells in Bradford, Susquehanna, Washington and Greene counties have consistently accounted for two-thirds of all the gas produced in Pennsylvania.
The company said it has already entered into a 15-year supply contract for feedgas, with pricing that is “generally fixed” at $2.50/MMBtu. The facilities would be capable of producing 3-4 million gallons/day of liquified natural gas (LNG).
As of 2019 development of the project had stalled but New Fortress claimed that it would restart with 2 years.
According to FracTracker citizens are organizing against the terminal and raising concerns about its potential to damage human health and the environment.
Articles and resources
- New Fortress Energy Planning Two LNG Plants in Northeast Pennsylvania, O&G Links, March 2019
- LNG Quick Facts, Prometheus Energy
- LNG DEVELOPMENT PUTS WYALUSING, PENNSYLVANIA IN THE CROSS-HAIRS, FracTracker, Sep. 15, 2020