First US FLNG project gets approval for onshore facilities

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Delfin LNG, the first and only permitted floating LNG export project in the United States, received approval from federal regulators to build the onshore metering, compression and pipeline facilities.

The onshore facilities located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana would transport natural gas to Delfin LNG’s planned deepwater LNG export facility, to be located 40 miles offshore Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.

The order issued by FERC last week also authorizes High Island Offshore System, owned by Genesis Energy, to remove from interstate service certain offshore facilities, including a pipeline and a platform, and use those facilities to serve Delfin LNG.

Delfin LNG, owned by Fairwood Peninsula Energy Corp, has earlier this year teamed up with LNG shipper Golar to jointly develop the FLNG project.

The project includes up to four floating liquefaction vessels capable of producing up to 13 million tons of LNG per year.

A final investment decision for the first FLNG is expected in 2018, with the first production from the project planned for 2021 or 2022.


LNG World News Staff