SCT&E LNG, a subsidiary of Southern California Telephone & Energy, submitted a revised Free Trade Application to the U.S. Department of Energy.
The revised application increased the original export request for 4 mtpa of domestically produced LNG to 12 mtpa, which is approximately 1.6 billion cubic feet of domestically produced LNG per day. The decision to modify the application resulted because of the extremely favorable response from a number of off-takers after the original May 2014 submission to the DOE to export 4 mtpa. The revised application will increase the projected development costs from $2.4 billion to over $9 billion. The project is scheduled to be developed in three phases with the development of two trains per phase. Each train will produce 2 mtpa of LNG, with six trains totaling twelve 12 mtpa of domestically produced LNG.
The SCT&E LNG project site on Monkey Island is ideally positioned on 246 acres in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The site is geographically located near the heart of one of the most robust natural gas transportation networks in North America and within 42 miles of five major interstate pipelines that serve nearly two-thirds of all U.S. natural gas markets.
The SCT&E LNG site is also located only 6 miles from the Henry Hub pipeline and is fewer than three miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. The future SCT&E LNG Manufacturing and Export Terminal has deep-water frontage access on the Calcasieu Ship Channel and additional marine access on the Cameron Loop along Monkey Island’s northern bank. SCT&E LNG has secured its Monkey Island project site through a lease option agreement and a 99-year lease.