Downeast LNG secures DOE FTA export approval

Downeast LNG has won an approval from the the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export over a 20-year period 168 Bcf/year of LNG from its proposed terminal in Robbinston, Maine, to nations with a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Downeast LNG is proposing to construct a bi-directional LNG facility with the capability of liquefying LNG for domestic and export markets.

The facility will also have the capability of importing LNG if market conditions warrant additional gas supply in the future.

The Downeast LNG terminal will consist of one storage tank, a regasification plant, a liquefaction train, a pier to receive LNG carriers, and a natural gas pipeline that will connect the facility to the existing Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline that runs from Nova Scotia, Canada, through Maine.

The project plans to buy gas at Wright, NY, which could be US sourced gas or Canadian gas that is either imported via the Iroquois Pipeline or from Ontario via the TransCanada pipeline and the PNGTS system.


LNG World News Staff; Image: Downeast LNG