Delfin LNG filed an application with the Department of Energy (DOE) to export domestically produced LNG of up to the equivalent of 1.8 Bcf of natural gas per day or 657.5 Bcf per year (approximately 13 mtpa of LNG) to nations without a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Delfin requests authorization to export the LNG over a twenty year term from its planned floating liquefaction project to be located in West Cameron Block 167 of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
The company’s planned liquefaction will be provided on FLNGVs that will be moored at purpose-built single point moorings located as near the terminus of the existing pipeline in WC 167 as operationally and safely possible (expected to be within approximately 2000 feet).
The FLNGVs will have the capability to export LNG to off-taking LNG carriers utilizing a proven ship-to-ship, side transfer process. The precise location and spacing of the FLNGVs around the existing WC 167 platform will depend on further detailed design work, as well as consultation with MARAD and the Coast Guard.
Delfin has begun the process of consultation with MARAD and the Coast Guard concerning the licensing of its planned deep water port.
LNG World News Staff, December 11, 2013; Image: Delfin LNG