Sempra LNG & Midstream, through its affiliate Port Arthur LNG, plans to develop a new natural gas liquefaction and export terminal in Port Arthur. The proposed facility will include natural gas liquefaction trains, LNG storage tanks, marine facilities for LNG ship berthing and loading, natural gas liquids and refrigerant storage, feed-gas treatment facilities, and truck loading and unloading areas.
The project received approval from the Department of Energy (DOE) to export domestically produced gas to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partner countries of the US, in August 2015.
Sempra LNG & Midstream and Woodside Petroleum signed a project development agreement for the proposed Port Arthur LNG facility, in February 2016.
Port Arthur LNG initiated the pre-filing process with FERC in March 2015 and plans to fill a final FERC application in 2016.
Construction on the facility is expected to begin by early-2017 and the new liquefaction and export terminal will become fully-operational by 2021.
Port Arthur LNG terminal location
The project site is located approximately 86.9mi (140km) east of Houston and will utilise approximately 2,900 acres of Sempra’s land area including 3mi (4.8km)-long waterfront area along the Sabine-Neches Ship Channel and 1.25m (2km) of waterfront on the Intracoastal Waterway.
The project will also occupy a 3mi (4.8km) portion of Highway 87 between Keith Lake Pass and Intracoastal Waterway.