Grand Isle LNG reveals plans for LNG export facility off Louisiana

US-based Grand Isle LNG has announced plans to build an LNG export facility thirteen miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana in Plaquemines Parish.

According to Grand Isle LNG, the proposed LNG export facility promises to deliver a cleaner environment and competitively priced US LNG, as well as significant economic benefits to the region.

As described, the deepwater port is a platform-based modular design. Its pipeline access and its nearshore location are expected to result in one of the least expensive and safest operations on the market.

The developer added that all platforms and many components of the facility will be made in Louisiana by Louisiana energy workers.

Construction of the facility is planned in two phases and once complete, the plant will consist of a crew quarters platform, two gas treatment platforms, two 2.1 million tons per annum (mtpa) liquefaction platforms, two loading platforms, one thermal oxidizer platform, and two 155,000 cubic meter storage and offloading vessels.

The plant is envisaged to start delivering LNG in 2026.

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Because the Deepwater Port licensing application will be sanctioned by MARAD, it will go through a rigorous and comprehensive review by numerous federal and state agencies that will ensure the planned facility is compliant with all environmental and safety requirements, Grand Isle LNG stated.

Grand Isle LNG CEO, Robert Shivers, commented on the proposed project: “Significant benefits of the proposed natural gas processing and LNG export facility are that it will provide affordable, clean energy, and generate long-term, good-paying jobs throughout the Gulf South and beyond for years to come.”

Louisiana could also become home to a mid-sized greenfield LNG export project to be developed by Gulfstream LNG Development. Earlier this year, the developer filed an application to the United States Department of Energy (DOE) seeking authorisation to export up to 4 mtpa of LNG to free trade agreement (FTA) and non-FTA countries.

On the other hand, US-based company G2 Net-Zero recently decided to drop plans to build a 1.3 mtpa LNG export facility in Louisiana as its corporate focus shifted away from LNG export activities to the development of net-zero greenhouse gas emission energy products.