FERC approves Eagle LNG’s Jacksonville project

FERC approves Eagle LNG's Jacksonville projectArtist rendering of the view the project at night (Image courtesy of Eagle LNG Partners)

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted Eagle LNG Partners’ request to site, construct, and operate the proposed project located on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.

Specifically, Eagle LNG proposes to construct and operate three liquefaction trains, each capable of liquefying approximately 44 million standard cubic feet (MMcf) per day of domestically produced natural gas or a total project capacity of approximately 132 MMcf per day (0.33 million tonnes per annum).

Each train will include natural gas pretreatment facilities to filter the feed gas. The project will also include a 45,000-cbm LNG storage tank, four inlet gas compressors, a boil-off gas compression system, a marine LNG load-out facility and a dock for small and medium-sized LNG carriers with capacities up to 45,000-cbm and bunkering barges, an LNG and heavy hydrocarbon truck load-out facility, and appurtenant auxiliary and support facilities.

Eagle LNG states that the project will receive natural gas from Peoples Gas System (Peoples Gas), liquefy it, and store and transfer the LNG into LNG carriers for export to foreign markets.

Eagle LNG states that it designed the project to be small in scale to support the export of LNG via small- to mid-sized LNG carriers to markets that cannot be served by large LNG carriers, such as constrained Caribbean ports.

When the project is operating at full production capacity, Eagle LNG estimates that approximately 40 to 100 LNG carriers per year will traverse the St. Johns River, the filing reads.

The LNG to be produced by the project is also intended for use in the domestic marine LNG bunkering trade at ports near the Jacksonville project or for LNG vehicular fueling stations in Florida and other southeastern states.

Eagle LNG received authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy (DOE/FE) to export annually up to the equivalent of 49.8 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year (0.14 Bcf per day) of natural gas in the form of LNG to countries with which the United States has a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

In addition, Eagle LNG currently has pending before the DOE/FE an application to export LNG to non-FTA countries.

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