Proposed Project

Lake Charles LNG Export Company, LLC ("LCL"),
an entity owned 60% by ETE and 40% by ETP.

 

Energy Transfer is working with Korea Gas Corporation and Shell to study the feasibility of a joint development  of the Lake Charles liquefaction project. The project would utilize existing dock and storage facilities owned by the company located on the Lake Charles site. The proposed project will include the construction of three liquefaction trains.  Once completed, the liquefaction project will enable LCL to liquefy domestically produced natural gas and export it as LNG. By adding the new liquefaction facility and integrating with the existing Lake Charles LNG regasification/import facility, the enhanced facility will become a bi-directional facility capable of exporting and importing LNG.

 

 

Permit Ready Project

This new, permit-ready project will add 240 acres to Lake Charles LNG’s overall footprint that will allow for the development of a liquefaction and export facility.

 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted its approval in 2015, with authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy to export up to 2.19 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas (or approximately 16.45 million metric tons of LNG per annum).

 

Liquefaction Process

By dropping the temperature to -260 degrees F, natural gas transforms into the liquid form that we call LNG. From gas to liquid, natural gas has a 600:1 volumetric ratio. This means we can put 600 times the amount of LNG in the same space that contained natural gas.

 

LNG has been safely produced for more than 50 years, and Lake Charles has played a key role from the beginning – in 1959, the first trans-Atlantic shipment of LNG originated from Lake Charles and was carried aboard the aptly named Methane Pioneer.

 

Economic Benefit for Louisiana

The proposed project is estimated to create several thousand local jobs during construction and 200 full-time positions when fully operational bringing Lake Charles LNG’s total employment to 250.

 

Environmentally Sensitive

The technology proposed for the project is designed to make it one of the most efficient and cleanest operating LNG facilities in the United States with air emissions expected to be well below both U.S. and Louisiana state limits.

 

Proposed Project Site

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Permit Ready Project

This new, permit-ready project will add 240 acres to Lake Charles LNG’s overall footprint that will allow for the development of a liquefaction and export facility.

 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted its approval in 2015, with authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy to export up to 2.19 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas (or approximately 16.45 million metric tons of LNG per annum).

 

Liquefaction Process

By dropping the temperature to -260 degrees F, natural gas transforms into the liquid form that we call LNG. From gas to liquid, natural gas has a 600:1 compression ratio. This means we can put 600 times the amount of LNG in the same space that contained natural gas.

 

LNG has been safely produced for more than 50 years, and Lake Charles has played a key role from the beginning – in 1959, the first trans-Atlantic shipment of LNG originated from Lake Charles and was carried aboard the aptly named Methane Pioneer.

 

Economic Benefit for Louisiana

The proposed project is estimated to create several thousand local jobs during construction and 200 full-time positions when fully operational bringing Lake Charles LNG’s total employment to 250.

 

Environmentally Sensitive

The technology proposed for the project is designed to make it one of the most efficient and cleanest operating LNG facilities in the United States with air emissions expected to be well below both U.S. and Louisiana state limits.