Project Snapshot
Gulf LNG Clean Energy Project
Facility Type: LNG
Scope: New Construction
Owner: Gulf LNG Energy (El Paso Corp., 50%; Crest Group, 30%; Sonangol USA, 20%)
Location: Pascagoula, Mississippi  United States
Region: North America
Modified:  August 13, 2010

Project description

First announced in 2004, the Gulf LNG Clean Energy Project on the Pascagoula Bayou Ship Channel in Pascagoula, Miss., received FERC approval in February 2007. Technip performed the FEED work for the project, which is estimated to cost $1.1 billion.

Owned by partners El Paso Corp. (50%), Crest Group (30%) and Angolan national oil company Sonangol (20%), the Gulf LNG Clean Energy Project is expected to start up in November 2011.

Development of the project requires the construction of an unloading dock for LNG tankers (with the option to easily add another dock in the future). Aker Kvaerner has been awarded the development contract. Current plans envision the facility welcoming a ship every three days for LNG unloading with a send-out capacity of 1.3 Bcf/d.

Additional facility development includes the manufacture of two 160,000-cubic-meter storage tanks with a 6.6 Bcf combined capacity, 10 vaporizers to regasify the LNG and 5 miles of 36-inch pipeline, reaching the Gulfstream, Destin, Florida Gas Transmission and Transco pipelines.

In late-July 2010, Florida Gas Transmission and Williams announced that FERC had approved a proposal to connect the existing FGT and Transco natural gas pipeline systems with the new LNG import terminal.

  Key Stats
Year constructed:
Fall 2011
Major units:
unloading dock for LNG tankers, two 160,000 cubic meter storage tanks with a combined capacity of 6.6 billion cubic feet, 10 vaporizers, 5 miles of 36-inch pipeline
regasified LNG
Post-project processing capacity:
1.3 Bcf/d
Project cost:
$1.1 billion
Technip, FEED work, including process development, plot plans, equipment specifications, engineering data required for permits filing support; Aker Kvaerner, terminal construction
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LNG Shipments Approach Mississippi Terminal
Jun 16, 2011 - The first tanker carrying liquefied natural gas was sitting offshore near the Gulf LNG terminal Wednesday, waiting to deliver a load of the super-cooled product sometime this week.
Gulf LNG to Receive First Shipment by Early Summer
Feb 07, 2011 - The first tanker carrying millions of gallons of liquefied natural gas will arrive at the new terminal in May or June.
FERC: FGT, Williams Partners Can Connect to Gulf LNG
Jul 21, 2010 - Florida Gas Transmission Co. (FGT) and Williams Partners L.P. on Wednesday announced that FERC has approved a proposal to connect the existing FGT and Transco natural gas pipeline systems with the new Gulf LNG Clean Energy import terminal.
Miss. LNG Project Looms Large
Nov 13, 2009 - The massive twin tanks that stand on the horizon southeast of Pascagoula, Miss., are part of a natural gas terminal that is more than one-third complete.
Coast Guard Issues Recommendation Letters for Eight Terminals
Apr 10, 2009 - The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday that it has issued letters of recommendation for eight liquefied natural gas facilities under development on the Gulf Coast.
Gulf LNG Breaks Ground On Miss. Terminal
Oct 16, 2008 - More than 60 liquefied natural gas terminals have been proposed near ports in the United States in recent years, but only one of those is breaking ground and that one is at the old Tennaco site south of the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery in Jac
El Paso Acquires Stake in Miss. LNG Project
Nov 28, 2007 - El Paso Corp. on Wednesday said that one of its subsidiaries has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50 percent interest in the Gulf LNG Clean Energy Project, a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Pascagoula, Miss.
Work on Miss. LNG Terminal to Begin Soon
Oct 22, 2007 - Gulf LNG Energy is in the final stages of securing a supply of LNG to feed the terminal it is about to build on industrial Bayou Casotte, just east of Pascagoula.
Williams Holds Open Season for Pascagoula Expansion
Aug 10, 2007 - Williams is conducting a binding open season for an expansion project designed to connect Williams' Transco natural gas pipeline with the recently authorized Gulf LNG Clean Energy import terminal located near Pascagoula, Miss.
FERC Okays Mississippi LNG Terminals, Creole Trail Extension
Feb 15, 2007 - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday approved two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals that could supply approximately 3.1 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas per day to meet growing demand.
Angola LNG Partners Prefer Terminal at Pascagoula
Jun 21, 2006 - Sonangol, Chevron and their co-venturers in the Angola LNG Project have recently agreed to negotiate with Gulf LNG, developer of the Clean Energy regasification facility near Pascagoula.

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