Sempra Energy pushes ahead with Port Arthur LNG project

Sempra Energy pushes ahead with Port Arthur LNG project

Houston: Sempra Energy has requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) initiate the pre-filing review for the company’s proposed Port Arthur LNG natural gas liquefaction and export facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

The proposed liquefaction project is designed to include: two natural gas liquefaction trains with a total export capability of approximately 10m tons per annum, or 1.4bn cu ft per day; two 160,000 cu m storage tanks; marine facilities for vessel berthing and loading; natural gas liquids and refrigerant storage; feed gas pre-treatment; truck loading and unloading areas; and combustion turbine generators for self-generation of electrical power.

On March 20, Port Arthur LNG also filed a permit application with the US Department of Energy (DOE) for authorisation to export the LNG produced from the proposed project to all current and future Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries and expects to submit to the DOE an application for authorisation to export the LNG produced from Port Arthur LNG to non-FTA countries in the coming months.

The proposed project would utilise a portion of Sempra’s approximately 2,900 acres of property with three miles of waterfront on the Sabine-Neches Ship Channel and 1.25 miles of waterfront on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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