Texas-Based LNG Facility Commissioned

November 2010 Vol. 237 No. 11

At the time of P&GJ’s deadline, the Golden Pass LNG terminal in Port Arthur, TX was awaiting the delivery of its first cargo to be used for commissioning. The cargo is scheduled to arrive from the Port of Ras Laffan in Qatar aboard a Q-Flex LNG tanker, one of the largest LNG carriers in the world.

The Golden Pass LNG terminal includes two berths for unloading double-hulled LNG ships; five LNG storage tanks with capacity of 155,000 cubic meters each; vaporization equipment to warm the LNG to its natural gas state; and pipeline facilities capable of delivering up to 2.5 Bcf/d of natural gas and equipment to transport the natural gas from the terminal to customers. This represents enough natural as to meet the average daily needs of about 10 million U.S. households.

The terminal is a joint venture owned 70% by Qatar Petroleum International, the international arm of Qatar Petroleum, and the remainder by ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips.

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