Lake Charles LNG project in Louisiana in which Shell has a 100 percent capacity interest has been delayed, the LNG giant said in its second-quarter report.
According to Shell, the company has decided in July to delay the final investment decision on the U.S. LNG export project that was planned for 2016.
The Lake Charles LNG project is proposed to convert the existing Lake Charles regasification facility owned by Energy Transfer to a liquefaction facility.
In December last year the project participants received the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval to site, construct and operate the natural gas liquefaction and export facility.
The construction was expected to start immediately after the final investment decision has been reached.
The proposed project facilities include the construction of three liquefaction trains, each with a production capacity sufficient to produce 5.48 million metric tons per annum of LNG for export.
It also includes modifications and upgrades at the existing LNG terminal and about 0.5 mile of 48-inch-diameter feed gas line to supply natural gas to the liquefaction facility from existing gas transmission pipelines together with several other modifications and upgrades to existing facilities.
LNG World News Staff