San Diego-based energy services company Sempra Energy and Australian oil and gas independent Woodside Petroleum have signed an agreement with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) to co-operate on the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Port Arthur, Texas.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was inked by subsidiaries Sempra LNG & Midstream and Woodside Energy (USA) with KOGAS whereby KOGAS would be a buyer of LNG from the facility as well as being an equity partner in the project.
Sempra and Woodside, though their subsidiaries, have been partners in the Port Arthur project since February 2016.
Port Arthur LNG terminal, to be sited on the Houston Ship Channel, was given authorization to export gas in 2015. It is designed to include two natural gas liquefaction trains, LNG storage tanks, marine berths and ancillary facilities.
This new MOU provides a framework for engineering construction work, operations and maintenance activities, feed-gas sourcing and offtake of LNG.