Port Arthur LNG files for non-FTA export permit

Port Arthur LNG filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking long-term authorization to export 517 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year to non-free trade agreement countries.

The amount is equivalent to 10 MTPA of the chilled gas and Port Arthur LNG request authorization to export for 20 years from its facility it intends to build and operate in Port Arthur, Texas, according to the filing.

Earlier in March, Port Arthur LNG filed an application with U.S. Department of Energy and FERC seeking authorization to export liquefied natural gas to countries with which United States have a free trade agreement.

The project facilities are anticipated to include feed gas pre-treatment facilities, two natural gas liquefaction trains, three 160,000 cubic meter LNG storage tanks, marine facilities for vessel berthing and loading, refrigerant make-up and condensate product storage, truck loading and unloading areas, and equipment for self-generation of electrical power.

Each of the natural gas liquefaction trains will be capable of producing up to 5 MTPA of LNG for export, for a total capacity of up to 10 MTPA.

Port Arthur LNG expects the first LNG exports from the project in 2021.

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LNG World News Staff; Image: Port Arthur LNG

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