EIA: US liquefaction capacity additions by project and train, release date -- March 2, 2017
November 14, 2017: Cheniere to make investment decision over a third planned liquefaction train at its Corpus Christi terminal.
November 4, 2017: Dominion's Cove Point should be up and running this week.
October 27, 2017: update of Sabine; 4th train completed. Pretty awesome.
September 18, 2017: FERC approves Kinder Morgan's Savannah, Georgia, Elba Island LNG export terminal.
May 6, 2017: update. Texans for Natural Gas said in a report that seven LNG export projects proposed or under construction in the state could raise $20 billion or more in tax revenue, create more than 135,000 jobs and have a total economic impact of roughly $145 billion.
April 30, 2017: RBN Energy update. Archived.
- Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass, southwestern Louisiana: three liquefaction trains are operating; a fourth is gearing up to run; a fifth is nearing completion
- Alaska: newly filed plan by state-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corp to develop a $40-billion-plus LNG export project; would include an 800-mile gas pipeline from Prudhoe Baky to Nikiski, AK; three liquefaction trains at Nikiski; two export loading docks
- second-wave proposals (similar to first-wave projects now in operation at Sabine Pass ; Cameron LNG, Louisiana; Dominion's Cove Point LNG, Maryland; Freeport LNG and Cheniere's Corpus Christi LNG, Texas; all projects feature liquefaction trains with capacities between 4 and 5.2 MTPA each; most are located at existing LNG import terminals, eliminating some of the port-related costs that projects at greenfield sites would face
- Brownsville, TX; and, Texas City, TX: NextDecade LLC's; the tried-and-true approach; each site would have several 4.5-MTPA trains; online in the early 2020s
- Texas LNG Brownsville LLC: a second category of second-wave projects; smaller-scale proposals; trains would have capacities of 1 to 2 MTPA each; at Brownsville: plans to build two 2-MTPA liquefaction trains; some appeal; more interest since first announced
- Another second-wave example: Cheniere's plan to build seven 1.4-MTPA trains to meet the incremental LNG needs of international LNG buyers
- Veresen's Jordan Cove project, Oregon: up to five 1.5-MTPA trains
- third category: the Alaska LNG proposal; would require installing some 800 mies of new, 42-inche-diameter pipeline across Alaska
February 1, 2017: Louisiana's Port Fourchon may add LNG terminal, over at Rigzone.
January 28, 2017: Exelon has applied for an LNG export facility permit for Brownsville, TX.
November 28, 2016: from FuelFix -- see 5th bullet below -- "Tellurian Investments / Driftwood LNG" -- GE has invested a $25 million equity stake in Tellurian Investment's Driftwood LNG project.
- Cheniere: to build a sixth 4.5 MTPA liquefaction train at Sabine Pass LNG site
- Cameron LNG: has proposed two additional 4.5-MTPA liquefaction trains at its Hackberry facility south of Lake Charles, LA
- Lake Charles LNG: has proposed a three-train, 16.2-MTPA liquefaction/LNG export facilty in advanced stages
- LNG Ltd: has proposed the development of the Magnolia LNG project; as many as four 2-MTPA liquefaction plants, near Lake Charles [Update, DOE approved, December 2, 2016]
- Tellurian Investments: developing Driftwood LNG, total capacity up to 26 MTPA; also near Lake Charles
- Louisiana LNG Energy LLC: has proposed construction of a 6-MTPA liquefaction/LNG export terminal on Mississippi river southeast of New Orleans
- Venture Global LNG: two proposed liquefaction/LNG export terminals in Louisiana; one 20-MTPA facility and one 10-MTPA facility
- Southern California Telephone & Energy: developing the Monkey Island liquefaction/LNG export project; south of Lake Charles; at least three 4-MTPA trains
- G2 LNG: has proposed a liquefaction/LNG export facility; up to 14 MTPA; Cameron Parish
- CE FLNG: proposed project; two floating LNG vessels; each vessel up to 4 MTPA
- Cheniere: plans to build three more 4.5-MTPA liquefaction trains at its Cheniere's Corpus Christi facility
- Freeport LNG: developing a possible fourth 4.4-MTPA train at its Freeport site; completed; online December 16, 2016;
- Port Arthur LNG, an affiliate of Sempra: leading the development of a proposed two-train, 10-MTPA liquefaction/LNG export terminal along the Sabine-Neches Waterway in Port Arthur; Woodside Petroleum is also participating in this project
- Annova LNG: has proposed a six-train, 6-MTPA liquefaction/LNG export facility planned by Exelon Generation for Brownsville
- Third Point LLC (a NYC-based investment fund) and Samsung Engineering are developing Texas LNG, a proposed 4-MTPA liquefaction/LNG export terminal in Brownsville
- Golden Pass LNG: a joint venture of Qatar Petroleum and Exxon Mobil; a 15.6 MTPA plant at its existing LNG import terminal at Sabine Pass
- Rio Grande LNG, being developed by NextDecade LLC: up to six 4.5-MTPA liquefaciton trains and two LNG loading berths along the Brownsville Shipping Channel
- Kinder Morgan: two 5-MTPA trains in Pascagoula; and, a 2.5-MTPA Elba Island project in Chatham County, GA (near Savannah, Georgia)
- Veresen: a proposed 6-MTPA Jordan Cove LNG project in Coos Bay, OR
- Maryland, Cove Point (not mentioned in this RBN article)
- those projects would add more than 220 MTPA of capacity
- those projects would require more than 30 billion cubic feet of gas / day
- it's safe to say, according to RBN Energy, that most of these projects will never get to the FID stage
- RBN Energy: does not imagine more than a few new liquefaction trains would be financed and builby by the mid-2020s