Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company, LLC (GLLC), an affiliate of Gulf LNG Energy, LLC (GLE) and Gulf LNG Pipeline, LLC, (GLP) is developing the proposed Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project, which would add liquefaction and export capabilities to the existing Gulf LNG Terminal located in Jackson County, Mississippi. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized the construction and operation of the Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project on July 16, 2019. GLLC has also received authorization from the Department of Energy to export to both Free Trade Agreement and Non-Free Trade Agreement countries.
The proposed project includes the installation of natural gas pre-treatment, liquefaction, and export facilities at the terminal with a total capacity of up to 10.85 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). These facilities would allow the terminal to liquefy domestic natural gas delivered by pipeline, store the LNG in the terminal’s existing LNG storage tanks, and load it into LNG vessels via the terminal’s existing marine jetty. The terminal would retain its current capability to receive, store, regasify, and deliver natural gas into the interstate pipeline system as originally constructed, thereby making the Gulf LNG Terminal bi-directional.
The proposed Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project would be integrated with existing terminal infrastructure upon receipt of all necessary consents or approvals. Other significant advantages of the project include:
- Brownfield site;
- Diverse natural gas supply options;
- Location within a world-class deep water port;
- Easy access to international shipping lanes;
- An energy friendly state and supportive community; and
- Strong and unmatched corporate ownership by Kinder Morgan.
GLLC is owned by Gulf LNG Holdings Group, LLC and GLE and GLP are owned by a subsidiary of Gulf LNG Holdings, which is held 50 percent by Southern Gulf LNG Company, an indirect subsidiary of Kinder Morgan and operator of the Gulf LNG Terminal. The remaining 50 percent interest is owned by prominent investors, including subsidiaries of The Blackstone Group, Warburg Pincus, Kelso and Company, and Chatham Asset Management.