Construction on Gulf LNG Energys terminal in The Port of Pascagoula, Mississippi, US, has reached a milestone.
Workers at the $1.1 billion (738 million) terminal have raised the roofs. It is now more than one-third complete and expected to be complete by Q3 2011.
When complete, the plan is to have as many as 150 tankers a year bring natural gas, cooled to a liquid state at -162oC, into the terminal from other countries.
There the liquid will be piped to the tanks for storage, where it remains a liquid until it is needed. Then it will be warmed through a series of serpentine pipes in a water bath, turned back into a gas and piped throughout the US to heat homes or run cars.
Those two tanks have the capacity to store enough natural gas to supply the state of Mississippi for a week, 6.6 billion cubic feet.