Gulf LNG makes regulatory progress

US Gulf LNG export project proposed for the Jackson County, Mississippi, received a letter of determination from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. 

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In a project update filing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Gulf LNG, a Kinder Morgan company, said the PHMSA stated the project complies with the Federal Pipeline Safety Standards.

Following the issuance of a draft EIS, FERC received comments on the project and the comment period closed at the end of last month, and FERC is engaged in drafting the FInal Environmental Impact Statement.

Gulf LNG proposes to export domestically produced LNG to free trade agreement (FTA) and if approved non-FTA nations.

The terminal is an LNG unloading, storage and regasification facility located near the City of Pascagoula in Jackson County, Mississippi.

The terminal has a single dock facility that is currently permitted to receive up to 170,000 cubic meter LNG vessels and designed to handle vessels with capacities of up to 250,000 cubic meters. As part of the liquefaction project, the permitted limit will be increased to 208,000 cubic meters.

The two LNG storage tanks are full containment tanks, each with a capacity of 160,000 cubic meters. Each tank is outfitted with three in-tank pumps with a total unloading capacity of 12,000 cubic meters per hour.

In addition to liquefying natural gas and exporting LNG, the expanded terminal would continue to have the capability to regasify imported LNG.


LNG World News Staff