Port Dolphin Energy Gets Key Florida Permits For Deepwater LNG Port

March 2011, Vol. 238 No. 3

Port Dolphin Energy, LLC received key environmental permits from the State of Florida to allow construction of onsite components for its offshore LNG terminal.

When completed, specially designed vessel(s) operated by Port Dolphin’s parent company, Höegh LNG of Oslo, Norway, will return LNG to a gaseous state onboard and move natural gas through the terminal’s pipeline.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) issued an Individual Environmental Resource Permit to build and operate the port and pipeline. Then-Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet voted in November to authorize issuance of a long-term easement on state-owned submerged lands to accommodate the undersea pipeline.

The unloading facility will be located 28 miles southwest of Tampa Bay. The terminal’s pipeline will be capable of transporting up to 1.2 Bcf/d.

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