Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur LNG has received FERC authorisation to construct and operate its natural gas liquefaction-export facility in Jefferson County, Texas.
The Port Arthur LNG project is expected to include two liquefaction trains, up to three LNG storage tanks and associated facilities that will enable the export of 11 million tonnes per annum of LNG. The FERC order also approved the construction of the Texas and Louisiana connector pipeline projects that will provide natural gas transportation for the new liquefaction facilities.
Development of the Port Arthur LNG project is contingent upon obtaining additional customer commitments, completing the required commercial agreements, securing all necessary permits, obtaining financing, incentives and other factors, and reaching a final investment decision.
Carlos Ruiz Sacristán, chairman and CEO of Sempra North American Infrastructure, says: ‘With today’s FERC order and the commercial momentum of the Port Arthur LNG project, we are one step closer to reaching a final investment decision and delivering low-cost, reliable and clean US natural gas to world markets.
‘Port Arthur LNG should help us achieve our goal to become one of the largest exporters of North American LNG.’