Freeport LNG is proposing to add liquefaction infrastructure at the existing terminal to provide export capacity of approximately 13.2 million metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG, which equates to processing approximately 2.0 Bcf/d of pipeline-quality natural gas (feed gas). The feed gas will be derived from interconnecting intrastate pipeline systems, e.g., Dow Pipeline Company, Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, L.P., and Brazoria Interconnector (BIG) Pipeline, through Freeport LNG’s existing Stratton Ridge meter station.
The gas will be pretreated near Freeport LNG’s existing metering, compression and underground storage facilities. The pretreated natural gas will then be delivered to the terminal through Freeport LNG’s existing gas pipeline. At the terminal it will be liquefied and then stored in full-containment LNG storage tanks. LNG will be exported from the terminal by LNG carriers arriving via marine transit through the Freeport Harbor Channel.
The added liquefaction capability will not preclude the terminal from operating in vaporization and send-out mode as business conditions dictate. Also, having dual liquefaction and regasification capabilities will not result in any increase in the number of ship transits since the total amount of LNG handled, either by liquefying natural gas or by vaporizing LNG, will not exceed thresholds authorized under the FERC order approving the Phase II regas project.