Penn LNG Terminal

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Penn LNG Terminal is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal proposed in Pennsylvania, United States.[1]


The terminal is proposed to be located in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.[1]

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Project details

  • Operator:
  • Owner: Penn America Energy[1]
  • Parent company: Penn America Energy[1]
  • Location: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States[1]
  • Coordinates: 39.837705, -75.370597 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 7 mtpa[2]
  • Trains:
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Type: Export[1]
  • Start year: 2027 or 2028 (Q1 2028, per Penn Energy's site)[2][3]
  • Financing:
  • FID status: Pre-FID (2024)[4]
  • Cost: US$6.4 billion[1]
  • Associated infrastructure:


Since 2017, Penn America Energy has been quietly working to line up support for a US$6.4 billion LNG project that would export gas from the Marcellus shale. The developers are seeking to build the facility on the Chester waterfront, and have targeted a 60-acre waterfront site now occupied by a warehouse complex.[1]

In August 2022, Natural Gas Intelligence reported that the developers were seeking to pre-file with federal regulators by the end of the year, and that they were anticipating a final investment decision (FID) by 2024.[4]

Chester is an environmental justice community that has suffered from pollution, health problems, and socioeconomic disadvantages. The median household income is less than US$33,000 a year.[2]


According to WHYY, in August 2023, Penn LNG has "faced a torrent of opposition," including at meetings of Philadelphia's LNG Task Force.[1] In April 2023, environmentalists protesting the projects said they were blocked from attending a task force meeting.[5] The founder of Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living (CRCQL) said, “Many were able to build their wealth off of Chester’s economy...Wealth is still being built in Chester. Now only, it is at the price and a cost of our health, our homes being devalued, and our quality of life being diminished.”[6]

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