Enterprise’s Sea Port Oil Terminal could export 2 MMbbl/d from nearly 30 miles offshore of the Houston area directly onto VLCCs.
Freeport LNG on Nov. 18 said it was targeting a mid-December restart for its Texas export plant. However, a lack of a full request has raised questions about the company’s ability to meet its latest restart timeline.
In September 2017, FERC authorized Delfin to put its project into service by September 2019. Since then, FERC has granted several one-year extensions to complete the project.
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure law, passed last year, provides $10.5 billion to harden power systems against growing threats like extreme weather and climate change, the DOE said, and a further $2.5 billion to help build new transmission lines.
The Commonwealth LNG project, expected to export 8.4 million tonnes a year of LNG from Cameron, Louisiana, was the first to be approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in more than two years.
The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) said that the lack of interconnections with other regions limited Texas’ ability to import power from other regions if problems arise.
Equitrans has estimated the size of the leak, which started on Nov. 6 at the facility in Cambria County’s Jackson Township, at about 100 MMcf/d, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
The groups filed a petition last week for judicial review against the Louisiana department after the regulators decided to exempt Venture Global from obtaining a coastal use permit for development of its LNG facility in Plaquemines.
The PHMSA issued the report after Freeport LNG disclosed earlier in the day a summary of the consultant’s review. PHMSA said it accepted the redacted report but would later make its own determination on what to exclude.
Freeport LNG’s November target “is not credible, nor is a December restart,” said Rapidan Energy Group consultant Alex Munton in a note. He puts a resumption of gas processing in the first quarter of next year “with longer delays possible.”