Annova LNG, the project proposed for the Port of Brownsville, Texas, has made a step forward as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) resumed its permitting process.
The continuation follows Annova LNG’s data request submission and brings the project further along its timeline to receive federal approval by July 2019.
USACE now has the requisite information to conduct a detailed review of the environmental impacts of an intrastate natural gas pipeline necessary to deliver feed gas to the project site, along with the Annova LNG terminal’s impacts, as part of its process.
Annova LNG is in the process of securing one billion cubic feet per day (1 Bcf/day) of firm natural gas transportation from Agua Dulce to the project site, representing the total natural gas needs for the 6.0 mtpa LNG export project.
Located near the heart of the Eagle Ford producing region, the Agua Dulce gas trading hub provides connectivity to more than ten existing interstate and intrastate pipelines that can access current gas production from the Permian Basin and other regional gas producing basins, Annova LNG said in a statement.
The company expects to start commercial operations in 2024.