Driftwood LNG filed an application with the U.S. Department of Energy for authorization to export up to 26 mtpa of liquefied natural gas from its proposed facility in Louisiana.
According to the filing, Driftwood LNG is seeking authorization to export LNG to free trade agreement countries for a period of 30 years.
Driftwood LNG, which is a unit of Tellurian Investments, a company formed in February this year by former CEO of Cheniere Energy, Charif Souki and former COO and executive director of BG Group, Martin Houston, is also requesting to export LNG volumes to any country with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement for a period of 20 years.
The facility will be located on the west side of the Calcasieu River in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, approximately five miles south of the town of Carlyss.
Natural gas will be delivered to the LNG facility from existing interstate pipeline systems via a proposed new 96- mile-long pipeline that includes up to 15-meter stations and associated tie-ins at up to 13 sites and two compressor stations.
The plant itself will consist of five LNG trains, three storage tanks with the capacity to hold approximately 235,000-cbm of the chilled fuel and a marine loading facility.
The marine loading facility will consist of three berths for LNG carriers with cargo capacity ranging from 125,000-cbm to 216,000-cbm.
According to an earlier statement, Driftwood LNG is expecting to receive the authorization for the siting, construction and operation of the project no later than March 2018.
The construction is scheduled to begin by the second quarter of 2018 with an estimated schedule of seven years for the entire project. First production train is expected to be operational four years after the construction start.
LNG World News Staff