Eagle LNG requested the United States Department of Energy to grant a long-term export authorization from its Maxville facility currently under construction in Jacksonville.
According to it filing to the DoE, Eagle LNG is looking to export up to 0.06 million tons of LNG per year for a 20-year period.
Eagle LNG noted that the Maxville production and storage facility is separate from the facility the company is developing on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville.
At the Maxville Facility, Eagle LNG will receive domestically produced natural gas via a local utility, process this natural gas into LNG, temporarily store the produced LNG, and periodically load LNG into cryogenic transport trailers or ISO containers for transportation by truck to port facilities.
At full build-out, the Maxville facility will include two LNG trains. The first train will have the capacity to produce approximately 7.7 MMcf/d of liquefied natural gas, and the second train will have the capacity to produce 10.6 MMcf/d of liquefied natural gas, or a total of 18.4 MMcf/d equivalent to approximately 0.14 mtpa.
The Maxville facility includes one LNG storage tank with a capacity of 1 million gallons and a truck load-out facility for the loading of cryogenic transport trailers and ISO containers.
It will have LNG production capacity that will exceed Crowley’s anticipated Commitment Class marine fuel needs.
Eagle LNG expects to market LNG produced in the Maxville facility in excess of Crowley’s requirements to other marine fuel consumers, to other domestic LNG consumers in the Southeast and beyond as well as to export to markets in the Caribbean Basin.
Most components of the facility are complete, with all systems to be mechanically complete by August 1.
Pre-commissioning activities involving completed systems commenced in early June. Eagle LNG expects to complete its natural gas supply interconnect and be capable of receiving natural gas into the Maxville Facility in August 2017.
The company expects that the Maxville Facility will be placed into commercial operation and will begin producing LNG in September 2017.