DOE authorizes Flint Hills to export LNG
The United States Department of Energy recently issued an order granting Flint Hills Resources to export liquefied natural gas from the Stabilis Energy’s Eagle Ford LNG facility in George West, Texas.
The permission to export produced LNG has a term of 20 years and the authorized amount of 3.62 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year, DOE’s order reveals.
The permit restricts Flint Hills only to export to countries with which the United Stated has or will have a free trade agreement.
Flint Hills, a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in Wichita, Kansas, and a unit of Koch Industries, said it is negotiating with Stabilis Energy to buy LNG for export from its George West LNG facility.
According to Flint Hills, the facility has a total production capacity of 120,000 gallons of LNG per day, and can store approximately 270,000 gallons of LNG.
The Stabilis facility has been producing LNG as a replacement fuel for domestic diesel used in transportation and exploration and production, Flint Hills said, adding that no additional infrastructure would be required to export the chilled fuel from the facility.
LNG from the facility will be loaded onto ocean-going vessels for transport to destination countries using tanker trucks, or ISO containers.
LNG World News Staff