Port Arthur LNG files FERC application for Texas export facility

LNG subsidiaries of Sempra Energy, San Diego, have filed applications with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking authorization to site, construct, and operate the proposed Port Arthur LNG liquefaction facility along the Sabine-Neches Waterway in Southeast Texas.

The filing for the proposed project covers two natural gas liquefaction trains capable of producing, under optimal conditions, 13.5 million tonnes/year in the aggregate or 698 bcf/year; three LNG storage tanks; NGL and refrigerant storage; feed gas pretreatment facilities; and two berths with associated marine and loading facilities.

A separate application was filed with FERC seeking authorization to construct pipelines to deliver gas to the project.

Sempra LNG & Midstream and Woodside Energy (USA) Inc. signed a project development agreement in February that provides a framework for the sharing of costs related to the development, technical design, permitting, and marketing of the proposed liquefaction project.

Sempra also is involved in the Cameron LNG project currently under construction in Hackberry, La. Operations are expected to begin in 2018 (OGJ, Nov. 7, 2016, p. 22).

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