Project Snapshot
BlueOcean Energy LNG
Facility Type: LNG
Scope: New Construction
Owner: ExxonMobil
Location: Asbury Park, New Jersey  United States
Region: North America
Modified:  November 23, 2010

Project description

The proposed BlueOcean LNG terminal would be a floating facility located approximately 30 miles off the cost of Long Island, N.Y. The estimated $1 billion ExxonMobil terminal would receive supplies from double-hulled LNG ships and then store it in insulated tanks in the terminal’s double hull.

The facility would deliver approximately 1.2 Bcf/d and would have a capacity of 1.4 Bcf/d. LNG carriers would moor at the floating LNG terminal, which would be tethered in 150 feet of water.

LNG offloaded at the terminal would be regassified and then sent to a new subsea pipeline and existing onshore natural gas pipelines located in the Northeastern United States.

The company filed for regulatory approval of the project in December 2007, and the terminal had been expected to begin service around the middle of 2010. On November 22, 2010, ExxonMobil announced that it was suspending the project, citing changes in the natural gas supply outlook for the region.

  Key Stats
Facility type:
Floating LNG terminal
Major process units:
Floating LNG terminal, pipeline and double-hulled LNG ships
Post-project processing capacity:
1.2 Bcf/d
Project cost:
$1 billion
  Related Articles
ExxonMobil Suspends LNG Project Offshore New Jersey
Nov 23, 2010 - Exxon Mobil has suspended plans to build a floating LNG import terminal off the New Jersey coast.
Conn. AG Favors BlueOcean Over Broadwater
Jan 08, 2008 - A new plan to anchor an LNG facility 20 miles off the New Jersey coast has become the latest weapon in Connecticut's bid to block a proposal for an LNG plant in Long Island Sound.
ExxonMobil's LNG Plan: The End of Broadwater?
Dec 13, 2007 - Will ExxonMobil sink Broadwater?
ExxonMobil Begins Permitting Process for Offshore N.J. Project
Dec 11, 2007 - Exxon Mobil Corp. on Tuesday announced plans to seek regulatory approval for BlueOcean Energy, a floating LNG receiving terminal to help meet the growing energy needs of New Jersey and New York.

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