In a ruling issued Dec. 30, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC permission to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and pipeline in Corpus Christi, Texas. Corpus Christi Liquefaction is a subsidiary of Corpus Christi LNG LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere LNG Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Inc.
The proposed liquefaction project will have the capability to liquefy for export approximately 15 million metric tons per annum (MMTPA) of LNG and vaporize approximately 400 million cubic feet (MMcf) per day of imported natural gas. Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC has proposed to construct three liquefaction trains, each with a liquefaction capacity of approximately 5 MMTPA.
Cheniere Marketing LLC plans to export and import the LNG by LNG carriers, totaling between 200 and 300 trips per year through Corpus Christi Bay. Cheniere Marketing is an affiliate of Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC and Cheniere Pipeline and an indirect subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Inc. Cheniere Pipeline is a new pipeline company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere Pipeline Co., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Inc.